Lake Oconee Residential Home Tour

Lake Oconee Home Tours

Printup Plantation, Union Point, Georgia

As the Lake Oconee Area contains historic small towns, Greensboro, Eatonton, and Madison, as well as newer lake communities, a recurring pastime that many people enjoy is attending the various Lake Oconee Home Tours.  Large historic homes with Civil War history, as well as smaller unique bungalows are featured on the tours.

The last tour I attended was in the Greene County town of Union Point in April, 2012.  This small historic town (less than 2000 residents) was aptly named for its location at the intersection of two different railroads in the 1800’s.  There are many wonderful tales told by local Southern raconteurs of riding the train back in the day. Last month the residents of Union Point sponsored a home tour to bring attention to their town, and to raise money for a local theater restoration.

I was initially drawn to the tour to serve as docent in my friend’s home, historic Printup Plantation.  Although I had visited there many times, I learned new things about the former mid 1800’s plantation which is lovingly restored, and is presently home to peacocks, goats, chickens, and horses.  It was a beautiful spring day,  so I took  many pictures  that captured the charm of the homes of Union Point, and I wanted to share the beauty of our Lake Oconee Homes in this blog

Printup Plantation exemplifies the architecture, charm, and beautiful grounds of the old homes of the South.

Lake Oconee Home Tours

Plantation Front Porch

Lake Oconee Home Tours

Plantation Kitchen

Lake Oconee Home Tours

View from Back Porch

Some of the other homes on the Union Point Tour that day:

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Hawthorne Heights

Lake Oconee Home Tours

Craftsman Bungalow

Another Lake Oconee Home Tour that occurs every year in the spring is the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens this year to be held on  May 4-5, 2012.  Information about this tour can be found at the Madison-Morgan County Cultural Arts Center.  Eatonton and Greensboro also have tours which will be featured in this blog as they occur.

Homes for sale in these Lake Oconee Area small towns will be found under the class “Residential Homes” .  Our first home in the Lake Oconee Area was a historic home in Greensboro, and I can attest to the relaxed lifestyle that is available in a small town.  The small town is a wonderful place to raise a family, or choose to retire.  Homes in this classification are generally lower in price, and higher in tradition.

Listings we currently have in Union Point include a charming home on Hendry Street, and a home with acreage on Hensley Road.

To search all listings in the Lake Oconee Area, call Suzie (706-347-1115) or Jim (706-453-6253) Hudson at RE/MAX Agents Realty.  Search the entire MLS at our website

RE/MAX Lake Oconee Agents Realty  706-454-7777

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About Look@LakeOconee

Suzie and Jim Hudson, A Unique Team Suzie and Jim Hudson have long been known in the Lake Oconee Area as trustworthy people who like to give back to the community; Jim as a previous banker, and Suzie as a teacher. Jim's past experience as president of a local bank makes him well suited to negotiating and preparing contracts for home buying and selling. After residing in Atlanta for 20 years, the Hudsons moved their family to the Lake Oconee area in 1990. Having grown up in the local town of Eatonton, Jim has an insightful knowledge of the past and present development of the area. He has served on the Greene County Development Authority for many years, making sure that the local area is developed to its full potential. Real Estate Specialty Designations Jim earned the realtor designation of SFR: Short Sales. Foreclosure Resource which makes him well suited to navigate the current economic environment. On entering the Real Estate field, Suzie followed her eye for design to become certified by Property Staging Consultants in the new field of home staging. Present Status Jim and Suzie first settled in to a historic home in Greensboro and enjoyed the small town life. Jim and Suzie now live in a gated community and enjoy the pasttime of golf. Jim has created guidelines evaluating the various features of all the local golf courses from his personal experience playing them to help the prospective buyer choose the golf experience that best fits his/her game. Full Service, Internet REALTORS Jim and Suzie Hudson were among the first local realtors to use the power of the Internet with Realty to reach home buyers across the nation. They continue to be at the forefront of Internet real estate sales. Their new blog is Look@LakeOconee, which focuses on real estate, staging, and the Lake Oconee lifestyle. The Hudsons joined the RE/MAX company in 2011 and now have a world-wide reach for new buyers and sellers. Relationship with customers does not end at closing. Jim and Suzie have made customer service a cornerstone of their real estate business, often fielding and monitoring home repairs for absent home owners who have purchased second homes at Lake Oconee, or who are selling a home here. Staging to sell is complimentary for homes that they list, and they advise sellers to complete deferred home repairs before placing their home on the market.

Posted on May 2, 2012, in Things to do at Lake Oconee and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks, Suzie, so nicely done!



  2. My pleasure, your home is beautiful!


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