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808 Broadway, Columbus Ga

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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2779 sqft

Sold for $400,000

Under Contract in 39 Days

Perfectly placed over 100 years ago on the Historic Streets of Broadway just steps away from shopping, restaurants & Uptown activities. This is the place to live! With all the historic details of a Colonial Cottage, this beautiful updated property will impress. Windows open to the front porch which overlooks Broadway, original heart pine floors, decorative fireplaces, deck overlooking the spa pool & a private side dining deck off the kitchen. This home marries modern living w/ historical value. Set back from the street w/ a substantial front yard & rear access w/ off street parking in the back. The heated pool spa offers the perfect spot to expand the deck for even more year-round fun! The  large backyard includes greenhouse storage & a garden area. The inside has amazing updates while maintaining the charm of a historical home. The 15×15 back cabin room was the original structure of the house & is believed to be the oldest standing structure in the city once occupied by a city surveyor.

A Letter from the Seller…

Dear Home Buyer,
Welcome to this beautiful historic Columbus home. There are so many wonderful features to the home that I am sure you will notice but first let me tell you a little about the history. The back cabin room was the original structure of the house built prior to 1828 and believed to be the oldest standing structure in the city. The Virginia-born surveyor Edward Lloyd Thomas came to the area with his son to lay out the plans for the city. Go ahead and wikipedia Edward Lloyd, it’s pretty neat to read about 808 Broadway in his history.  Its amazing to think how Thomas and his son lived in this 15×15 foot cabin which boasts a huge hearth and fireplace that they would have used for their cooking and heating. The main house was built in the 1830s and to this day the house has its original heart of pine floors. This house is full of history and we have loved living here as I’m sure you would as well. 
As for the neighborhood, I can’t think of a better place to live. Living here you will be welcomed into a community of the best neighbors. You will find the age range goes from young couples to families to empty nesters. Stepping out the front door can  lead you to a festival, a Broadway show, a concert, an evening of dining at one of the local restaurants, a run along the river…the possibilities are endless. In the evening sitting on the front porch watching the sun go down will likely become one of your favorite activities. 
Are you a gardener? This yard is truly a dream come true to the person with a green thumb. The house sits back from the street which allows for plenty of space for beautiful plants and flowers. The backyard also a great size has a large garden area ready for vegetables seeds! Or it could easily be covered in sod and make a nice green area to enjoy. The 17″ swim spa is a must for the hot Georgia summers and cool winter evenings. We have used this year round for relaxation and exercise against the swim current. The only thing missing is a deck extending from the back porch around the spa which was in our plans. Yet another outdoor living space is through the French doors off the kitchen. Here you will find a nice sized deck to dine on or relax. 
So why are we moving after only being here a short time? Honestly we thought this would be our forever home but a change of employment is taking us to Atlanta. We only hope we can find a place there that we love as much as here. 
Thank you for taking the time to look around and we hope you have found something you love here. 
~The Pursiful Family

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE HOME

GREAT location and friendly neighbors.
This area is booming and many young families with children are moving in.
Beautiful front yard.
Wide-plank pine floors.
Live in the best location in Uptown!
This Historic District Colonial Cottage is the closest to all that Uptown Columbus has to offer.
Walk to the RiverCenter, Springer, restaurants, riverwalk, farmers’ market, Uptown Concerts, etc!
Large lot for this area allows home to be set back off the street–rare for this area.
The home has three bedrooms with en suite full bathrooms, the fourth bedroom could also be used as a study or library with the built-ins.
Laundry room in the walk-in closet attached to the master bathroom.
CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system keeps the bugs and moisture out, and helps energy efficiency.
Large gated access parking area with room for at least 4 vehicles, or space to build a garage if desired.
Plenty of storage.
17′ Swim Spa is negotiable with sale.