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Colorful Lake Claire Five-Bedroom is Cuckoo for Fireplaces

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Buy this century-old Lake Claire house and never worry about freezing to death again. It's a big concern down here in the South ... at least you'd think so based on the eight fireplaces scattered throughout this five-bedroom house. Designed by Leila Ross Wilburn — one of Georgia's first female architects — the 3,380-square-foot home features original light fixtures, doorknobs, heart pine hardwoods and fireplace mantles and tiles. It's safe to assume that some of the wacky, circus-esque color schemes (lavender and blue with a green fireplace) are more modern. The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops but the understated renovation still allows for retention of the room's historic charm. The house, which the broker babble assures "exudes soul," also features a back deck overlooking a leafy backyard with mature trees. Lake Claire Pool is just around the corner when it's time to cool down. It asks $749,000.

· 345 Gordon Avenue [Zillow]