One of Athens’ first planned neighborhoods, Cobbham (pronounced by locals as Cobb-ham) is located roughly south of Prince Avenue, north of Hancock Avenue, west of Pope Street and east of King Street. This historic district of winding streets showcases a wide range of architecture including Antebellum, Federal, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, American Craftsman and others. Residents and visitors alike are also drawn to this neighborhood for it’s wonderful restaurants and cafes including The Grit, Hendershots, Seabear Oyster Bar, Viva! Argentine Cuisine and Donderos’ Kitchen. This charming community is walkable to downtown Athens, Chase Street Elementary School, Normaltown, and all of the lovely local businesses in between.

Wonderful new listing in the very heart of Cobbham, one of the most sought after addresses in town. Located adjacent to everything and absolutely move-in-ready, this 4 bed/2.5 bath home is relaxed yet refined, the perfect vibe that defines our great town. Stately 4 side brick exterior includes a brick veranda with knee wall out front and overlooking the action below on the sidewalk yet removed enough for private conversations/gatherings. The back fenced yard also includes another private patio and this whole area is ready for your landscape designer to take you to a whole other level. Ample off street parking is located at the end of a private alley out back and has easy ingress/egress. Main floor has hardwoods throughout and includes a formal living room with great natural light and the front staircase to the second story. Beyond the living room through a cased opening and hanging sliders is a striking and welcoming great room with soaring ceilings and massive windows, a very large fireplace with abundant gas logs for easy mood creation, a spacious dining area and another large living room area as well as a roomy eat-in kitchen that is open to all the action. Kitchen includes the stainless appliance package, subway tile backsplash, granite counters and more. Around the corner there is a side entrance, laundry area, flex space for a home office or the peloton and rowing machine. The main floor guest bath is tucked off the back foyer, which also has backyard/patio access, and the back staircase to the versatile second story. The second story has hardwoods as well (tile in baths) and has two bright bedrooms off the front landing with a nicely renovated bathroom that is in keeping with the historic nature of the home. Three more steps above the landing is a third bedroom with access to another full bath and bedroom beyond. There is a door here between the middle bedroom and back hall, so one could easily capture all of the back half of the second story to create a private owner's suite with exclusive back stair access. The home is built over two roomy cellars with ample storage and home workshop space. This is a must see iconic Athens home at a price that is not trying to smash ceilings. If you are associated with Piedmont Hospital, then this home would be an absolute lifestyle game changer. Park the car and leave it for the week. Many residents of Cobbham walk to campus and downtown for work and play, and the heart of Normaltown with the med school/health science campus, restaurants, bars, cafe, brewery and more literally just blocks away. This well maintained home has many updates including the kitchen, baths, roof, HVAC, fencing, undercarriage work in the two cellars, updated plumbing and electric and much more. This was the home of American Artist Lucy May Stanton (1875-1931), who lived here and was also responsible for the addition at the back of the home, which was inspired by a home in Boston that she loved. This truly historic gem, lovingly cared for by the current owner, is now ready for its next steward. Please make sure to see the 3D Tour for an immediate  walk through  of the home then book an in person viewing. $1,195,000 Active

552 Cobb Street Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,452 SqFt 0.290 Acres

Welcome to 749 Cobb Street located in the highly desirable Cobbham Historic District in Athens, Georgia. This magnificent in-town home is known as the Sledge Cobb Spalding residence and is notably on the National Register of Historic places since 1974. Built for Athenian James A. Sledge and later owned by Mrs. Lamar Cobb, who became the first president of the Ladies Garden Club of Athens, this home dates back to 1860. The Gothic Revival cottage is a one and one-half story, 5 bedroom with 3 full bath and 2 half-bath single family residence featuring a steep roof with three distinctive tall triangular front-facing dormers. Deep and sweeping front porch with intricate open-work cast iron period details as well as a curved wooden rafter veranda gives a commanding view of Cobb Street. Elegant walnut and oak interior woodwork, solid wood doors, gorgeous handcrafted hardwood floors, 16 - 18 inch masonry walls, 12 foot ceilings, strikingly large windows and multiple cast iron mantels are just a few of the many gorgeous details of this home. From the double front doors, impressive foyer and central hallway, there are generous formal living and dining rooms separated by large-scale working pocket doors. Library or sitting room opposite with built-ins. Light and bright renovated kitchen back of house with island and plenty of cabinetry / storage space as well as dual exterior covered porch access. Beyond kitchen is a spacious addition consisting of sunny family room and laundry room with half-bath. Main floor owners' suite with large walk-through custom closet and sunlit bathroom. Additional guest powder room on this level. Upstairs there is a gracious landing as well as a large open space area on the top floor that can be used for lounging or conversation. Four spacious and private bedrooms and two full bathrooms are also on this level. Charming front facing gabled room for reading, studying or napping is also located here. Plenty of closest and storage spaces on both levels. Downstairs features a large back porch with covered deck for entertaining, dining or resting overlooking a high walled and gated courtyard with koi pond and landscaped areas. There is also a gated driveway with fenced areas along with two separate parking pads to accommodate several cars. Additionally on the property, there is an electrified and conditioned outbuilding for storage, moved from a local sorority, built in the same era as the main house. Nearly an acre of land, this unique and historically significant property sits very close to the Prince Avenue business corridor featuring walkable shops, restaurants and bars of Normaltown and beyond. The home is also just a quick drive from downtown Athens and The University of Georgia. $1,875,000 Active

749 Cobb Street Athens, Georgia

5 Beds 5 Baths 4,851 SqFt 0.900 Acres