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Charm and History Abound in the 'Seaborn M Shankle Home' Built in 1843
174 Cherry Street Commerce, Georgia 30529 United States

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Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty

Sandra Carey
  • Real Estate Professional
3290 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia 30327 United States
Colin Sawyer
  • Real Estate Professional
1125 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 400
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009 United States
Full Baths
4,500 Sq Ft.
1.5 Acres
Single Family Homes
Property type
Year Built
Web Id
Historic Downtown
days ago

About 174 Cherry Street

Endless options to live and/or work in a National Historic Register property in the Commerce Georgia Central Business District, only an hour from Atlanta via I-85N, convenient to Athens, Lake Hartwell, Lavonia, Braselton and more. Zoned Residential/Commercial, the original character of the 'Seaborn M. Shankle Home' built in 1843 and expanded in the 1870's has been scrupulously restored, maintained and modernized by the current owners. Charm and history abound in this captivating home and property constructed by one of the area's earliest families and merchants, who wereresponsible for much of the economic development and growth of the town formally known as Harmony Grove (named for Seaborn's mother). Also, the inspiration for past resident Olive Ann Burns' best-selling novel, 'Cold Sassy Tree' and subsequent movie by the same name, the home is situated on 1.5+/- acres just off the main downtown street and is dotted with blueberry bushes, fig, walnut and pecan trees. Various out buildings, including the original smokehouse and a four-bay garage for your car collection or commercial use also pepper the site. Extensive historical and architectural information, photos and stories are available for the next custodian of this special property. Some of the current period furnishings are also negotiable in the sale.


  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Library
  • Pool
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Tile Flooring
  • Walk-in Closet(s)
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 4+ Fireplaces
  • Fireplace In Master Br
  • Stall Shower And Tub
  • Wood Fence
  • 1 Fireplace


Ceiling Fan, Central Air Conditioning, Zoned air-conditioning
Garage - Detached, 4 Car Garage
lot description
Level, Access Type Road, City / Town Street, Storage Shed, Out Building

Property Feature

Over 50 Years Old