8080 Pre-Civil War Homestead
8080 Jett Ferry Road, Dunwoody, GA 30350
8080 Jett Ferry Road is a unique 10.5-acre property situated on a dead-end street within a natural forest in Dunwoody, Georgia. The 1861 Pre-Civil War Homestead is introduced and embraced by a cobblestone driveway, which was created from the cobblestones once lined Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta. The front of the property is flanked by a white wooden fence with cobblestone pillars, marking entrances to the home and also the barn.
The property is home to the beautiful flora and fauna native to Georgia. Beautiful Dogwood trees, Japanese Cherry Trees, Apple, Pear and Magnolia trees are found abundantly on the property, as well as Azalea, Rhododendron and Hydrangea bushes. Enormous Oak trees surround the home and can be found throughout the property. Deer, foxes, squirrels and raccoons can be seen wandering through the property at various times of the year.
There's an inviting flagstone walkway leading visitors to the front porch and to the beautiful beveled glass entrance door. There's also an old farmhouse’s kitchen door, also located at the front of the house. The hardwood floors throughout the home are original, except in the portion of the home which was added in 1970. The home has two stone wood burning fireplaces, and one mud stacked, stone fireplace, which was closed during the 1962 renovation due to its primitive construction. The 12-foot ceilings and cool breezes from the nearby Chattahoochee River keep the home cool in the summertime. In the evenings with the window screens open, you could hear owls and whippoorwills calling in the night.
In 1990, a swimming pool was added to the property. There are two other additional permanent structures on the property, a large barn which contains several stalls for horses once owned by the family, and a chicken coop.
This enchanting, unique property offers endless possibilities as a film location. To maintain the integrity and charms of the original property, the owners have made changes that only enhanced the natural beauty and surroundings of the home. Contact the host today to book this gorgeous historic home for your next production.