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$ 575,000

1840 Colonial

174 Cherry Street
Commerce, Georgia

The Shankle House

This is the second oldest home in Commerce located within walking distance to the downtown historic business district. The home is currently zoned residential/commercial. The Greek Revival structure was built around its original 1840's Federal-style cabin, now the breakfast room. In 1870, the second-generation homeowners built the dwelling that exists today.

The home is known to many as "The Shankle House" and or as the "Cold, Sassy House." Olive Ann Burns wrote the award-winning novel "Cold, Sassy Tree" loosely based on her upbringing in Commerce and her time residing in the home. Burns's 1980's novel subsequently became a Hollywood movie starring Faye Dunaway. The Shankle House, or Cold, Sassy House, boasts its original wood floors throughout.

Every element of this large, well-built structure has been meticulously restored, lovingly maintained, and modernized with today's comforts. All you need to do is turn the key and move right in to enjoy the swimming pool and cool breezes from the front porch Even some of the current furnishings can be negotiated into your purchase. All of the rooms are ample in size and dappled with all-day sunlight. The closets are large for the era and many rooms offer pass-throughs to each other.

Enjoy views of your backyard from the glassed-in sunroom or upstairs balcony. Most noteworthy on the property s the original smokehouse and Shankle family cemetery out back under a massive oak and black walnut tree.

Included in this home is a 4-bay garage ideal for your vehicles or rent out for income. There is also an additional outbuilding currently being used as a music room. Lastly, we have many historical stories and documents to share with the next caretaker. We look forward to meeting you.
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 3
Heated Sq. Ft. 4,000
Acres 1.5

MLS No. 6906596

Features.

  • Commercial Use Permitted
  • Furnishings Available
  • Laundry Room
  • Sunroom
  • Pool - In Ground
  • Fireplaces
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Wood floors
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Wrap-Around Porch
  • 4 car garage
  • Attic Fan
  • Balcony
  • Historic Cemetery
  • Smokehouse

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