The Real Ladybug Farm


This 1910 barn was moved from Sycamore Street in Decatur and reassembled on its present mountain valley location in 1976.  It has since been extensively remodeled and updated, the process of which was the inspiration for the bestselling "Ladybug Farm" series by Donna Ball.  It is offered at $210,000 by Pam Hyer of Bear Creek Realty.

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The House

Rose Garden Entrance


Foyer and library

Bedroom #1 (12x20)

Bedroom #2/office (16x20)

Bathroom #1

pass- through bath

Great room (25x30)

View from Great room

Loft Bedroom

Dining area

screen porch (16x30)

Side deck (20x40)

Main Floor Entrance

Steps to back yard

Upper deck (20x20)

Guest house with garden spot

Historic property in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains!
Located in the northeast corner of Georgia, 9 miles from the North Carolina border and 7 miles from the South Carolina border, this property is  less than 2 hours from the Atlanta airport and 1 hr. 45 min. from Asheville. This small rural county is over 85% national forest, with two of the most scenic lakes in Georgia for boating, swimming and fishing, and a ski resort only half an hour away.  Enjoy the peace and quiet of this spacious mountain retreat, or drive less than ten minutes in either direction for shopping, entertainment and restaurants.  Six of the best chefs in Georgia have restaurants here!  
This restored and remodeled 100 year old Dutch-style barn has approximately 2800 square feet under heat and air, plus a guest cottage/studio on 1.26 fenced acres.  3 large bedrooms, 3 full baths, great room, library, 500 square foot unfinished sun room/bonus room.  Central heat and air, plus mini-split ductless AC system in loft bedroom for energy-efficient zoned air conditioning. Jacuzzi tub, one wood burning  fireplace with slate surround, one wood stove, three gas fireplaces.  Kitchen remodeled 2014 with exotic granite  countertops, stainless steel appliances, pressed tin backsplash, antique copper-look ceiling tiles.  Three stories, floor to ceiling windows on main level.  Stone foyer, original barnwood floors and paneling, historic architectural details incorporated into the structure. Two driveways lead to an entrance on each level, making this home suitable for multi-family or extended family living.  1200 square feet of decks on two levels, plus a rocking chair front porch and 12x30 screen porch.  Mountain view on three sides.  Small creek.  700 square foot guest house includes separate driveway, RV parking, large  separately fenced flat back yard suitable for a garden spot. Roof new 2012, new air conditioning unit in 2014, bathrooms updated 2014.  All historic documents and artifacts stay with the house.

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