The Brower House has long been a fixture in Historic Oakdene. The iconic 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home retains and proudly features much of its original late 1800s architectural detailing, complemented by luxury finishes and modern amenities. With spaces to entertain, work and relax, this one-of-a-kind residence embodies livable elegance. The front parlor features a fireplace with original mantle. Passing through to the paneled den reveals a moody space that is beautiful and warm with an additional fireplace and built-in shelves. The formal dining room opens to the den, parlor, and kitchen. The fully-stocked kitchen is a chef’s dream, anchored by a suite of high-end appliances and framed by custom cabinetry and marble countertops. The flexibility of the gorgeous, utilitarian space makes it perfect for any occasion. The owner’s suite includes a bedroom, closet, and spa-inspired marble bathroom. UPSTAIRS, are three additional bedrooms, each with walk in closets. A neutral tile bathroom serves guests. TECHNOLOGY is discreetly hidden, paying respect to the craftsmanship of the home while enhancing the quality of life. Dual zoned HVAC, led lighting, and updated plumbing and electrical systems offer modern living in historic wrapping. OUTSIDE the opulence continues. A casual side porch doubles as an outdoor living room with space to eat or entertain. The rear courtyard is professionally landscaped and offers additional space to park or entertain. The HISTORY of the Brower House is rich, multi-faceted and deeply connected not only with the history of Rome, but with the entire United States as well. The home is the meeting place of President Woodrow Wilson and Ellen Axson Wilson. Colonel Brower came to Rome from Chicago in 1878 and bought the budding development from the East Rome Town Company a couple of years later. Colonel Brower and his family lived there until 1890 when they returned to Illinois. At the time the house was the only home on the hill in Oakdene. It was not originally located on the site and at some point was moved and turned. Here is your chance to own a bit of presidential history. Oakdene Place is one of Rome’s oldest neighborhoods. Beautifully situated along the winding banks of the Etowah River, bordered by East Sixth Street and Second Avenue, Oakdene started as a planned neighborhood of 111 lots in 1880 and was comprised of 27 acres. Development was halted when a foundry was built on the south end of the neighborhood. Although Oakdene Place never became the large neighborhood it was intended to be, it nevertheless holds beautiful examples of many Queen Anne and Neoclassical style houses and was home to many prominent leaders in the early days of Rome. Placed on the National Historic Register in 1983 after tireless work by homeowners, many of the original historic houses still stand: The 1922 Andrews House at 606 River Ave.; the Trammell House at 308 E. Sixth St., built in 1901 by the president of the Trammell Brick Foundry; and, 705 River Ave., the carriage house built in 1890 for the home of Junius Hillyer on Coral Avenue. Many more homes are waiting to be recognized for their unique beauty and craftsmanship in this lovely enclave.
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