A fabulously maintained, historic farmhouse (the original kind) is believed to be among the oldest in Oglethorpe County (the ones that are still standing of course). The Bray-Andrews House is listed on the City of Lexington website among the other historic homes in the area. According to the site, "This vernacular I-House was built in the late 1700s. The front entrance displays earlier Georgian style elements. It is believed to have housed the first post office in Lexington." If you are a fan of the charm, grace and architectural elements that define this period in our country's history, then this is a home that will check all your boxes.
The Georgian style front entry is warm and welcoming and accented by a traditional brick and sand walkway. There is a charming side patio flanked by a quintessential picket fence (of course) that is just off the kitchen door. I can only imagine the amazing accents that could bring this patio to life. Inside you'll find soaring ceilings, extensive work and moldings, original brass doorknobs, and lead glass windows (the light looks so amazing through them and you can see all the imperfections in the glass). Of course, the heart pine hardwood floors are wide plank and perfectly weathered in a way that only original flooring weathers over time. It simply cannot be duplicated.
There are multiple original fireplaces with real brick on the hearth. The heart of the home is the kitchen, of course, and it's the perfect combination of modern and classic with a huge Butcher block island, bead board backsplash, double wall ovens and more. It's open to the eating area and to a living space combining the functionality that epitomizes today's desire for an open concept kitchen. Out back there is a delicious, shady screen porch overlooking a deep, shady backyard filled with super old hardwoods, fruit trees and more. This is the stuff that dreams are made of. Accented by modern lighting, fresh paint in classic colors, and a snappy green front door, this is the place your story begins. A one of a kind property, walking distance to downtown Lexington and just 25 minutes to Athens/UGA, it's the best of both worlds-country living with city-proximity.
Some of the most recent updates include: Exterior Paint completed in 2019, Roof replacement in 2020, Interior Paint completed in 2023 and newer HVAC units and furnace, and kitchen range. This one has it all!!! And because of the closeness of the house to the city center, the home is on both city water AND city sewer! No need for concerns about septic lines here!