Historic Marietta Farmhouse For Sale

Passed from four generations, this home has never been on the market until now and is for sale by owner.

Photo courtesy owner Built in the 1890s, this farmhouse-style home is located on Whitlock Avenue, one of Marietta's prettiest and most historic streets. 

About 15 miles northwest of Atlanta is a charming and historic town called Marietta where family homes started popping up around 1824. Located in Cobb County, it was reportedly named after the wife of Thomas Willis Cobb, a U.S. representative, then senator and then Supreme Court judge. Marietta built up around the railroad and the square where businesses, warehouses, taverns and even hotels flourished.

Majestic Victorian and antebellum mansions were constructed as vacation homes and many of them still stand today along Cherokee Street, Church Street and Whitlock Avenue – which happens to be one of our favorites. The Marietta Square is now a favorite destination for all ages and hosts historic walking tours, trolley rides, a huge farmers market and many great restaurants like Shillings on the Square and Taqueria Tsunami, which is sometimes frequented by Alton Brown of Food Network fame.

Very rarely do we see the historic homes in this area hit the market as they tend to stay in the family and are passed down to the next of kin. However, we found an adorable 1890 farmhouse for sale by owner that has been passed to four generations of the same family. Located at 349 Whitlock Avenue, the home has many of the original details including heart of pine floors, original fireplaces and mantles, beautiful leaded glass windows and intricate handcrafted woodwork.

It has two large bedrooms on the main floor; both have fireplaces and their own baths. The smaller of the two has a door that accesses the huge wraparound porch that overlooks an expansive lawn with 100-year-old oaks that were planted by one of the owners. It also has a detached two-car garage with a studio/workspace and a nice-sized backyard. Better yet, it is within walking distance of the aforementioned square and the price was recently dropped to $365,000. You can contact the owner via his Facebook page

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