Lake Blackshear Area’s Most Historical and Equestrian Estate Is Now Offered On The Market For Sale-211 Ferry Landing Rd., Cordele, Ga. 31015

211 Ferry Landing Rd.
Cordele, GA
Offered at: $1,200,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5.5
Garage Spaces: 3
Year Built: 1856
Building Size: 3900/5000 (Heated) Square Feet
Lot Size: 11.9 Acres
Property Type: lake area listings
Property Status: For Sale
Property Features: Acreage, Back Screened Porch, Central Air Conditioning, Dishwasher, Dryer, Fireplace, Front Porch, Front Porch, Garage, Horse Barn, Horse Barn, Landscaping Package, Located Out Of The Flood Plain, Microwave, Multiple Living Areas, Partially Wooded, Patio, Pool, Porch, Refrigerator with ice maker, Rural Location, Screened Porch, Security System, Side Porch, Sprinkler System, Storage Area, Stove, Washing Machine, Window Treatments, Workshop, Wraparound Porch

This most historical estate is now being offered on the market for sale. This historical equestrian estate is an example of a fine Southern Estate, This Beautiful Lady was constructed in 1856, and is a classic Georgian Revival Home and is set on approximately twelve [12] acres of beautiful pecan orchards. This home is a landmark historical sight for the Lake Blackshear area, once providing the tickets for the ferry that crossed the Flint River, thus the address “Ferry Landing Road.” The original owner was thought to have owned the land from the Flint River (now Lake Blackshear) and the vast expanse toward the city of Cordele. This stately home was built by Mr. S. W. Coney in the town of Coney, Georgia which was later to become a part the City of Cordele, Georgia. It is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Coney Road and Ferry Landing Road and is located a mile from Lake Blackshear.

While being fully updated and lovingly restored, the home still mostly contains it’s original floor plan. The center hall, typical to homes of this period, contains the hand hued staircase and heart pine floors, walls, and ceilings. The beautiful floors are said to have been restored during World War II by German prisoners of war. This home still boasts the original eight (8) fireplaces that were used to heat this stately structure before the introduction of electricity and modern utilities. This house is an extremely rare find as less than 20% of all homes built during this time period are still in existence and less than 10% are still occupied with even less restored to this condition. This Antebellum home estate contains several other restored original buildings, including a working chicken coup and barnyard complete with chickens and a rooster. A well house is attached to this chicken coop. The garden shed, with original pressed tin roof, is a perfect home to all of your yard and garden equipment. A beautiful wisteria draped water tower hosts a nighttime fantasy. Within this magical wisteria tower is an outdoor entertainment area. The mix of vines and twinkling lights creates the ambiance for the perfect evening under the southern sky. A meticulously kept container garden has been created to reap an abundance of home grown vegetables and flowers. Giant Koi Fish bask in the cool water of a concrete pond beneath the confederate jasmine covered pergola. Vintage brick walkways join most of these special outdoor destinations and weave through the well cared for landscaping.

The Coney family was very instrumental in the development of both Dooly and Crisp Counties. Captain S. W. Coney was the owner of the small commissary that still stands adjacent to this property. The little store was the hub of the town of Coney, which bears the Captain’s name. He was the Vice-president of Roads and through his efforts, Coney Road was built to connect Dooly County to the newly formed Crisp County. Upon separation of the two above mentioned counties, Captain Coney was elected the first Ordinary of the newly formed Crisp County and he remained in said position until his death. To further develop the small town of Coney, he sought and succeeded in bringing the railroads to this part of Crisp County. He incorporated the Americus, Preston, and Lumpkin Railroad, which later became the Savannah, Americus, and Montgomery Railroad. The SAM Short Line still passes through this area daily.

This home is also an equestrian estate with a two (2) stall horse barn built with old wood, stained glass, tin roof, a lean two, and black wood fencing surrounding three (3) pastures.

In summary, this stunning 1856 Antebellum Home is a gem and a historical property of the Lake Blackshear Area. The six (6) bedroom, five and one-half (5 1/2) bath home has been fully restored to it’s original grandeur, only with all of the modern amenities and conveniences. The home features a completely screened in lanai area featuring a black gunite pool with an outdoor grilling station and sink with two (2) flat screen TV’s, an adjoining concrete Koi pond under a confederate jasmine draped pergola, expansive porches both downstairs and upstairs for sipping your mint juleps or sweet tea while entertaining on both levels, custom cabinetry, granite and marble countertops, stainless steel pro appliances, crystal door knobs, custom interior plantation shutters throughout, eight (8) fireplaces with remote controls, plenty of closet space which is rare in a home of this age, new siding with insulation was added less than five (5) years ago, incredible heart pine floors, walls, and ceilings, and so much more. The home also has a three (3) car garage with a full bath on the main floor close to the lanai and a guest suite above with a kitchen and full bath along with it’s own HVAC system. This home is truly SUCH a rare gem of a historical property and stands ready to welcome new owners who will appreciate and care for THIS BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN LADY! Please fell free to contract Michelle 229-938-1000, Cheryl 229-406-0203 or Travis 229-406-0203 for a private tour today. By appointment only!