628 W College Ave
This historic 1915 home tucked behind a beautiful old tree in Oakhurst is clearly a Craftsman beauty – from exposed rafter tails peeking out at the eaves, to tapered columns rising from large stone piers, to a front porch as wide as the house, offering room for a swing and a seating space. But enter the 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home and you’ll find it abounding with traditional quality and details there, too.
Walk on original hardwood floors. Pull open the antique doors with original hardware. Imagine strolling home from a dinner at the Wahoo! Grill, dessert at Revolution Doughnuts, or a pint at The Imperial pub (all just a few blocks away) and warming yourself on a winter’s night in front of the same fireplace that has entranced for generations. Grab a book from the built-in bookshelf beside the fireplace and read for a spell on the built-in parson’s bench on the other side, under a window for natural light.
From here you’ll spy an enormous dining room, through a set of large pocket doors. It’s spacious enough to comfortably seat parties of 10, as well as a large heirloom piece, be it a china cabinet or an upright piano. During day hours, it’s lit by a beaming wall of windows. From here, pass through a butler’s pantry to the kitchen, filled with cabinets and quality stainless appliances, and granting access to a pantry and a laundry room. There is also a convenient half-bath on the main level perfect for guests.
High ceilings add to the spaciousness of the main floor, and that roomy vibe unfolds easily to the outdoors, from a dining room door to a covered patio that gracefully spills out to a gardener’s dream: An enormous private backyard with more old-growth hardwood trees, mature landscaping, a parking pad that can hold four vehicles, and a workshop for puttering or staging planting projects.
When you’re ready to retire for the night, step from living room through a wide portal to the master suite, drawing another set of pocket doors closed. Nestled here is a walk-in closet and a private bathroom with a combination tub-shower.
A grand staircase from the living room brings you up to a second-story landing with access to a covered balcony overlooking the backyard and two bedrooms. One of these holds a storage surprise: A door leading to a large walk-in attic space with copious built-in shelving. It’s perfect for storage as-is and can easily become more living space. The windows are already in place.
There’s also a full bathroom upstairs featuring a combination tub-shower. The giant third bedroom boasts vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and a spacious walk-in.
Weekend warriors will appreciate the home’s easy access to the amenities of nearby Oakhurst Village, or the ability to tank up at Sun in My Belly diner’s all-day breakfast before embarking on the 20-mile Stone Mountain Trail, practically just out the front door – all knowing the tremendous comforts that await you on your return.
Address: 628 W College Ave
Square Feet: 1,970
Year Built: n/a