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For $349K, Striking Antebellum Home Has Original Features

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Built in 1840, this three-bedroom home in Newnan's downtown historic district has enough upgrades to feel comfortable in 2014 and enough original features to retain its historic charm. A stainless-steel refrigerator gleams in a kitchen with striking red brick floors. A modern bathtub sits in front of an old stained glass window. The exterior features are typical of antebellum architecture — prominent columns, a large balcony and a symmetrical facade with a gabled roof and evenly spaced windows. In several rooms, the hand-planed wood walls, pegged doors, vintage wallpapers and pine floors make the 3,057-square-foot house feel as though it were transported, untouched, into the modern era. It has four working fireplaces, a private backyard and a sunroom for $349,000, which would be the bargain of the century if the house were in Atlanta. Alas, it is not. The buyer of this pre-Civil War gem will have to kiss big city living goodbye.
· 47 Jackson Street, Newnan [Estately]