The Georgia Trust

ENDANGERED PROPERTIES FOR SALE

Cowen House

Cowen House
4940 Cowan Road
Acworth, GA 30101

SOLD!

Price REDUCED: $250,000
Original price: $325,000

Contact:
Kate Ryan
Programs Manager
404-885-7817

 

Front Facade

Side View

Floor Plan

 


Constructed by yeoman farmer Stephen D. Cowen in 1854, the Cowen House is an excellent example of a Plantation Plain type house built in pre Civil War north Georgia. The house is one of the few remaining antebellum houses in Cobb County and well represents the lifestyle of a farming family from this era of Georgia’s history.

The home sits on 2/3 acre at the intersection of Cowan Road and Pinehurst Circle and is strategically located on the road between downtown Acworth and the Interstate. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and may be eligible for several financial incentives, including an 8 ½ year tax abatement and tax credits for substantial rehabilitation.

The Georgia Trust recently completed the physical stabilization and exterior rehabilitation of the property in order to protect and prepare it for future use. This work included the replacement of sill beams, repair and replacement of brick piers, rebuilding of the chimneys, exterior clapboard repair, and window replacement.

The interior of the house is framed but does require rehabilitation and mechanical systems installation. Currently the house is zoned residential but could be rezoned for commercial use. The open layout will also assist in a rehabilitation to a commercial use.


 

 

 

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