Come for the golf, stay for the pimento cheese, they say. As if Amen corner, blooming azaleas, and the way the sunlight peeks through the trees weren’t enough, Augusta, Georgia, is flush with golf’s greatest moments. Yes, since 1934, Augusta has played home and host to the iconic Masters Tournament, but it’s also known for its historic and downright breathtaking architecture. With the Masters looming, I was inspired to see just how far a million dollars would go in the Augusta real estate market. What I find will leave you wanting more!
Fair warning, these beauties aren’t situated on Magnolia Lane – the dream of home ownership near the Augusta National Golf Club died long ago (fascinating story on that here) – but they sure do have a lot to love.
Colonial Replica of The Wythe House of Williamsburg for $925,000
This eight-bedroom, eight-full-and-one-half-bathroom Colonial has more than meets the eye. It’s an exact replica of the Wythe House of Williamsburg which is said to be “a near perfect example of domestic Colonial design of the Georgian period.”
Nestled on a pristine 1.65-acre lot, it boasts a stunning 8,473-square-foot floor plan and curb appeal that will knock your socks off. We learn from the property description that “the owners added a second wing, including a second owner’s suite, office, exercise room, three-car-garage, and full basement apartment.”
The two wings are joined by a beautiful solarium with coffered ceiling and sky lights. Inside you’ll enjoy richly appointed rooms showcasing gorgeous hardwoods, moldings, brick accents, and walls of French doors and picture windows bringing the outside in.
For under a million, you get a spectacular piece of property ideally located in West Augusta — a neighborhood prized for its mature landscape and large lots. It’s located just six miles from the famed Augusta National Golf Club.
3337 Walton Way Ext is currently listed for $925,000 by Dorothy Peterson with Blanchard & Calhoun-Evans.
Magnificent One-Owner Custom Build With Masters Rental History for $950,000
Next in the lineup is this magnificent one-owner custom build in a superior West Augusta location. The five-bedroom, four-full-and-three-half-bathroom estate affords 7,643 square feeet and sits on a gracious half-acre lot.
The two-story beauty is surrounded by lush landscaping and mature trees, and offers fabulous drive up appeal, generous rooms built to entertain, not to mention a fabulous and secluded resort-style pool.
The listing description mentions a “man cave, exercise suite, and covered rear porch overlooking the gunite pool, privacy fenced by stucco wall.” A triple garage, 30-by-21-foot bonus room, and steam/sauna in owner’s bathroom are added amenities.
Did I mention the Masters rental history? You’ll have to get more details from the agent, but I’m intrigued. This one is located 5.4-miles from the Augusta National Golf Club, you can get there in a short 13-minute drive.
3004 Cedar Hill Lane is currently listed for $950,000 by Woody Trulock with Blanchard & Calhoun-Evans.
Historic Colonial with Massive Income Potential for $929,000
Last but not least, I bring you 2229 Walton Way – a historic 1835 Colonial that averages a gross annual Golf Tournament rental of $37,000 to the same company for 15 years!
There’s also a furnished detached cottage at the rear of the property that is currently renting for $995 a month. With its onslaught of earnings, a buyer could supplement the mortgage payments or stock pile savings for years to come.
Aside from wads of cash, the home provides ample space to entertain, including a stainless steel caterer’s kitchen, six bedrooms, eight baths, and a large flexible floor plan.
An abundance of antique heart-pine and darling covered front porch add to the charm. The property underwent an award-winning total renovation in 2001, and was upgraded to a DependaCoat Lifetime Architectural Coating in 2015. It’s positioned just 3 miles from the Augusta National Golf Club entrance.
2229 Walton Way is currently listed for $925,000 by David Burton with Sand Hills Properties.
Oh, and for those who are curious, here’s a quick story about that tried-and-true Master’s classic – the $1.50 pimento cheese.