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The Athens Retreat

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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

House

Americana/Anywhere America, Colonial, Dated/Retro, Dutch Colonial, French, Georgian/Southern

Parking

Private parking for 8 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property, Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Property size (sq ft):
3800 sq ft
Lot size:
43000 sq ft
Main floor number:
2

Location Rules

No smoking
No pets
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

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Hair/Makeup area
Wifi

Features

Double Sink
Large Shower
Conventional Ceiling
Glass Doors
Wood Doors
Circle Driveway
Long Driveway
Asphalt/Concrete Driveway
Aviary
Backyard
BBQ Grill
Columns
Exterior Shower
Front yard
Garage (Attached)
Greenhouse
Guest House
Hills
Large Grounds
Walkway
Brick Fireplace
Firepit
Fireplace With Mantle
Large Fireplace
Rustic Fireplace
Carpet Floor
Dark Wood Floor
Stone Floor
English Garden
Greenhouse
Large Yard
Lush/Manicured Yard
Attic
Bookcase
Closet
Crown Molding
Dressing Room
Home Bar
Home Library
Home Office
Home Theatre
Laundry Room
Piano
Walk-in closet
Bright Kitchen
Chef's Kitchen
Country Kitchen
Kitchen Island
Open Kitchen
White Kitchen
Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Front Porch
Screened Porch
Straight Stairs
Mountain/Vista View
Colored Walls
Wallpaper
White Walls
Wood-Paneled Walls
Fountain
Pond/Stream/Creek
Waterfall
Sash/Up And Down/Hung Windows
Slider Windows
Stained Glass Windows
Transom Window

Restricted Areas

Basement- special request

Crew access

Stairs
Location
Exact location provided after booking