246 & 238 Gilleland Dr
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Baths
- 2051 Square Feet
- 1.77 Acres
- Classic Brick Normaltown Home on Beautiful .69 Acres with Included 1.08 Acre Forest Lot
- Excellent Location Only Blocks from Bishop Park and UGA Health and Science Campus
- 1.5 Stories with Bathrooms on Each Level - Lots of Potential for Living Spaces
- Living and Dining Room with Connecting French Doors
- Old Barn on Property with Potential to Be Turned into a Workshop
A Rare and Unique, In-Town opportunity: 1.78 park-like acres of dogwoods, azaleas, camellias, magnolias, a specimen gingko tree, a rich variety of hardwoods, surrounding a stout, 1940s stately 4/2 brick home ( 1.5 Story over basement/workshop ), with 100 plus year old red barn, sitting on stacked stone piers. The property actually consists of 2 lots, with the house sited fairly privately on a lush, .69 acre, lovely tract, and behind it, there is a 1.08 private acre lot of hardwoods. The house lot has 2 driveways and a fenced back yard. The 1.08 acre lot is accessed by a private drive/easement.
Though the house is being sold ‘as-is’, and could use some updating, it has classic features, and is entirely livable, and quite charming, in a nostalgic way. It has multiple porches/patio. The front porch opens into a large living room, with fireplace. Double French doors to right of fireplace lead to a formal dining room, the door to left of fireplace leads to a hallway with 3 bedrooms and a tile bath, and there’s an arched opening to a staircase leading upstairs off the living room. Upstairs are several rooms and a full bath. The main level has oak floors, plaster walls/ceilings, wonderful old doors and original hardware, classic 3 over 1 Windows, and a lovely Federal-style mantel. The kitchen is somewhat dated, but has unpainted, Shaker-style cabinets with what may be original hardware. The back porch has been enclosed, though could easily be opened up, and a deck added to it might be nice, as the views are lush and tranquil. It seems to be a very quiet location, other than the sounds of nature. The house does have central heat, but currently relies on window units for AC. However, a central AC unit could be added. In addition to the over 2000′ of heat of heated interior space, there’s 872′ of basement/workshop space, and porches. The historic barn is in need of repair, but has lots of character.
Finding almost 2 acres in-town is almost unheard of, so to find this much beautiful land, that includes at least 1 build-able lot, and a large, historic brick home, for 225k, well that is indeed rare treasure! Also, it’s only a couple of short blocks to Bishop Park, which has communal fields, swimming pool, covered/open tennis courts, and a wonderful Saturday Farmer’s Mkt, Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary, the YMCA, and is only a few more blocks removed from the UGA 60 acre Health Science Campus, Normaltown proper, with its wonderful array of pubs, live entertainment, restaurants, bakery, coffee and fresh juice venues, and grocery. Aaaaaah, the Athens Experience.
- Elementary School: Oglethorpe Avenue
- Middle School: Burney-Harris
- High School: Clarke Central