The Athens Retreat
Our neoclassical home is set an a hillside acre in the verdant and peaceful 5 points neighborhood of Athens Georgia, (1 1/2 hours from Atlanta). We have had two films here and the crew was able to park the trailers on the driveway and on the street. (Free parking). Large crews, additional parking can be negotiated for a nominal fee at one of the Churches within a 1/2 mile. We have a koi pond with a waterfall, and a 1/2 acre front yard and another 1/2 acre garden in the back. The home has been host to many gatherings (weddings, rehearsal dinners, wedding showers, poetry readings, graduation parties). Formerly the home of Dr. Hugh Kenner and his wife Mary Ann, it is now operated by his daughter Lisa and primarily used for events, filming and gatherings. Dr Kenner's 50 groundbreaking modernist poetry books and some of his favorite poetry selections are on display in the den. He is most noted as the foremost scholar on James Joyce. DETAILS: - 3 queen beds, 2 double beds, 1 queen couch bed and a roll-away bed. - 3 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms. - 3 working fireplaces and an outdoor fire pit - Well equipped with cooking accoutrements, 2 refrigerators.
Category and style
Americana/Anywhere America, Colonial, Dated/Retro, Dutch Colonial, French, Georgian/Southern
Private parking for 8 cars
Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property, Street
Available parking lot or parking structure nearby
Property size (sq ft):
3800 sq ft
43000 sq ft
Main floor number:
After 10:30 pm on weeknights, noise must be kept to a conversational level
No noise restriction inside the home
Large film crews much bring their own generators. There is a rental facility a few minutes away.
We need to be alerted about the size and scope of events and filming
We need to be alerted regarding the activities on the property. Live Band, DJ, special effects etc.
Use of restroom(s) for a crew of 15 people or less is allowed
Fireplace With Mantle
Dark Wood Floor
Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Sash/Up And Down/Hung Windows
Stained Glass Windows
Basement- special request
Exact location provided after booking