The Johnson-Harris house was the farm house for the Johnson-Harris Peach Co. The house was built around the turn of the century . It was originally four rooms with an 8 ft. wide hall down the center. All first floor ceilings are 10' height. The house contains 2 double sided fireplaces that have been torn down to roof level. An indoor bath was later added on the back porch. The entire house was built of heart pine (probably grown on-site and sent to saw mill for processing) . I have removed the wall boards to put in insulation and new wiring . I have added another room (23x30) on the back of the house that is attached to a 6x30 porch enclosed with awning windows and a concrete floor. I have replaced 6 of the original wood sash windows (window weights) with Andersen replacement windows . I have removed three layers of roofing (including the original wood shingles ) solid decked and covered with architectural Tamko roofing. I removed the fake dormer and replaced with a real dormer that makes the attic area suitable to house possibly 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The 23x30 addition was built with prefabricated attic trusses to house a bonus room or possibly a 3rd upstairs bedroom. The heart pine (t&g) boards that I removed from the walls can be planed and installed in the 23x30 addition. There are 5 outbuildings (barns) on the property that can be dismantled for the antique wood or possibly rebuilt . This is my fourth total restoration. I am selling the house (as-is) and I will finish to your specifications with all new plumbing, electrical, heating and air, insulation, bath and kitchen cabinets. The downstairs area is approximately 2300 sq. ft. and is nothing but bare bones with 2 load bearing walls. The upstairs contains about 1000 sq. ft. of usable space. Stairs will have to be added to access the top floor. The roof is on a 10/12 pitch affording plenty of ceiling height for the second floor. I would highly recommend that whoever buys the house seek professional help with window and door placement as well as interior walls. I bought the house for $65k and I have spent just over $65k on improvements . I believe the house could be finished for another $65k if the buyer chose first floor only or $95k if the buyer chose to include the upstairs. I have kept all of the interior doors that can be stripped and refinished or ,as in my last project, new door units can be purchased. I have made every attempt to restore this fabulous house to its original beauty. There is an additional 45 acres that surround this 5 acres that are possibly available from the man I bought my house and 5 acres from. The house is 1.6 miles north of Manchester, Ga city limits. The house is supplied by water from Manchester and sits directly between two city maintained fire hydrants. The house is on a septic tank that was installed in 2010 with a new drain field. I am the retired owner of Taylor-Foster Hardware Inc. in Manchester , Georgia. Restoring old houses has become my hobby in retirement. To qualify for my interest , a house must have character, history and be in a good location . This house certainly qualifies. I live on a family farm that is connected to the 45 acres that join this property. This house would be perfect for a retired family, a young family or an outdoorsman looking for a second home in the country. There is an abundance of wild game in this area. The house is approximately one hour south of the Atlanta airport. I can make this property be the house of your dreams !!!, P.S. The property is a cart path away from Pebblebrook Golf Club.

Interior Features

  • Stories: 2
  • Square Feet: 3,200
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Additional Rooms: 1
    • Workshop
  • Floor Coverings
    • Concrete
    • Hardwood
  • Interior Keywords:
    • Fireplace

Exterior Features

  • Built in: 1900
  • Structure Type: Farm/Land
  • Lot Size: 5 Acres
  • Parking: 3 Spaces
    • Carport
    • Detached Garage
  • View Types:
    • Mountain
  • Exterior Keywords:
    • Porch
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