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If you are responding to my home exchange listing and would like to experience a unique home,
"Southern Style, USA," please read on.
I am an artist who found a beautiful historical building; a 1910 Carnegie Library, in a small town
fifty smiles south of Atlanta, Georgia. I have restored it and turned it into my home and studio/gallery.
You will find it eclectic and uniquely elegant, spacious and comfortable. It is designer decorated with
antique appointments. The restoration of an the old library has attracted much attention. It has been
written about in Southern Living Magazine, Georgia Journal, newspaper articles and just recently
filmed by the Home and Garden Television station (HGTV) for a series on adaptive reuse of old buildings
Last Aired: Summer 2006 To Information
The first floor has been restored historically. It is a wonderful large room (1500 sq ft) with twelve foot
ceilings, natural wood floors, golden oak moldings and eight oak columns with beautiful entablature.
It is an open room but with the columns it has three designated areas. It has a reception area resembling
the old library. At one end of the room is my normal meeting/ and performance space; a comfortable
den atmosphere. It has shelves with books, a grand piano, settees, a computer area and small full bath.
This area is also my guest quarters (double futon and twin.) My gallery/studio is also on this floor.
Since it doubles as a gallery, it is well kept and attractive. You will not want for comfort, good reading
and lots of art!
The living quarters are on the second floor and has wood floors and beautiful palladium windows.
There is a large airy great room with living room , dining room , and kitchen. There is also a separate
breakfast room and two small eating balconies. I have all the modern appliances and conveniences.
The master bedroom suite has an adjoining luxury bath with garden Jacuzzi. An unusual attraction is
the bookcase I have encased in my shower. Artists will be creative!
There is a well maintained, hedged sculpture garden Sculptures are found throughout flower, herb and
rock gardens. There is a lovely fish pond, a patio with fire pit, patio tables, and gazebo with porch swing.
I spend a lot of time eating on and enjoying the garden from the balcony.
This is a non-smoking home and I have no pets. It is clean and well kept including my studio. I would respect
your home as I do my own.
THE TOWN: Barnesville is a peaceful small rural town of about 5000 people. My building is just off the
little downtown area. There are small restaurants and town grills, grocery stores; some within walking
distance, others just a quick drive away. Barnesville is an historical town, with beautifully restored
Victorian homes, a restored train depot, Old Jail/Buggy Museum, a "Gone with the Wind" Bed and
Breakfast, Civil War sights, Gordon College, Pecan Candy Factories and antique shops. The
downtown area is presently in the last stages of being historically renovated. We sport a coffee shop, tea
room, specialty shops and boutiques and restaurants.
LOCAL SIGHTSEEING: High Falls Park, Juliette, Jackson and other lakes with plenty of boating and hiking,
The Rock Ranch, Fruit Picking Farms, Callaway Gardens, Theodore Roosevelt's "Little White House, " the
movie set for "Fried Green Tomatoes" at Juliette Ga. Okeefenokee Swamp, Civil War sites and many
other historic attractions. See these links: Georgia Highlights , Travel South,, Roadside Georgia links,
Georgia Department of Tourism.
ATLANTA is, of course, an international hub for thecultural arts, sightseeing, good restaurants, The Acquarium,
Coca Cola, CNN, Olympic Park, clubs. The airport is on the south side of town, so you will
not have to go through Atlanta upon arrival. It is just 45 minutes easy driving from Barnesville. We are
located 14 miles off interstate 75 which runs all the way from Florida to Kentucky. In the near future there
will be a commuter train from Atlanta to Barnesville and Macon. We are just 3 hours from Savannah and
the east coast beaches, 21/2 hours from the foothills of the mountains, 4 hours from the Gulf Coast, 5 hours
from New Orleans.
DESTINATION: My first choices right now are Italy and Ireland. I would love to go back to France and Greece.
I am always OPEN TO OTHER OFFERS as I am interested inmany other countries. I prefer to not travel in very
cold weather. If you are interested in exchanging studios or your home while you visit the Deep South now or
in the future or renting long term, I would be interested in hearing from you.
Carol A. Wubbena
Telephone 770.358.3132 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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