515 Acorn Creek Rd, Clayton - Under Contract
Nestled amongst old-growth rhododendron and shady hardwoods, the two-story log and frame structure in the hilltop cove at 515 Acorn Creek Road along Lake Burton in Rabun County is so authentic, you’d swear the calendar had been dialed back more than a hundred years. It echoes Rabun County’s heritage, anchored as much in the past, as it is in the tomorrows to come. A study of the marks on the logs themselves, made by the broadaxes during the hewing process, tell a story all its own.
What began as two log cabins circa 1850 in Greenville, Tennessee, is now a spacious home with oh so much potential for the right buyer. Estimated to be the oldest structure around Burton, this spacious 2300 square foot “recaptured” home of yesterday is a pleasing combination of hardy, hand-hewn, chestnut logs and modern code and carefully camouflaged construction. The home that sits on 5.25 acres, within mere minutes of Anchorage Marina, proudly embraces its heritage. At the same time, it offers a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the next owner to put his or her stamp of individuality on this truly historic artifact.
The two cabins built of massive square-hewn logs and aged with a patina that only Mother Nature herself can manage, were brought from Tennessee in the late 1970’s by Mr. and Mrs. William Solomon III. Reassembly happened in the early 1980’s, and for the next 10 years, they worked to create the basic form of the home that exists today. Mr. and Mrs. Solomon never got to live there, and this is your opportunity to achieve what they were denied.
The current owner, who bought the property in 2020, is looking for someone who will appreciate the home for what it was and what it is; someone who is ready to take this nod to the past to new heights. This is an exceptionally special house, and it’s looking for an equally special new owner. He’s done his part by stabilizing the property, updating the mechanicals, and building the basic stage. Now it’s time for some discerning someone to select finishes and details that will bring this project home in a truly dramatic way.
The two cabins are “married” by a center room suitable for multiple purposes that also provides access to the second level. On the first level of the two-story cabin, a spacious rocking chair porch opens into the living/dining room, where a stone fireplace anchors the room and leads into the middle room. The kitchen on the back of the house features a massive brick fireplace and pizza oven, and is already roughed in for a custom work layout with cabinetry and appliances.
A covered porch, ideal for outdoor dining opens off both the kitchen and the middle room. Should neither of the generous size bedrooms and two baths on the second level be sufficient, there’s excellent expansion potential off the main floor center room for a new master suite. Both upstairs bedrooms have fireplaces, while the front bedroom has a covered rocking chair porch and the back bedroom opens onto a Juliette balcony.
The heavily wooded lot rises to the mountain ridgeline in the back and adjoins the national forest. Part way up the hill, a picture-perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and catch on of those magnificent Lake Burton sunsets is just begging for a covered lean-to and someone to enjoy it.
The property includes its own mountain spring that feeds into a thousand gallon tank for use in the house. Near the entrance, a massive mountain boulder rests, just waiting for the new owner to carve in the family name, and in the rear of the house, an outdoor barbecue and fireplace offer numerous possibilities for family dining and entertaining.
If you’re ready to accept a rare opportunity to further preserve a piece of history, while enjoying the unique lifestyle that comes with this property, now’s the time to step to the front of the line. The seller is looking for that certain someone who can love this home as much as he does.
|Style:||Historical Log Cabin|
|Appx Sq Ft:||2300|
|Tax Info:||015 023|
|Construction:||Two Story Log Cabin Constructed with Hand-hewn, Chestnut Logs|
|Lot Descr:||5.25 Mountainous acres with old-growth rhododendron, hardwoods, and sunset lake views from the nearby ridge line.|
|Utilities:||Electric, Spring Water System, Septic|
|Rooms:||Combination Living/Dining Room with Fireplace, Kitchen, Multi Purpose Room, two Bedrooms, and 2 Baths|
|Heating:||Electric Heat Pump, Fireplace|
|Cooling:||Electric Heat Pump|