Exceedingly rare opportunity to own a historic home with all the updates already completed. Showcasing the beauty and charm of a turn-of-the-century home, 196 S. Forest Ave in downtown Hartwell has been meticulously preserved yet upgraded in all the right places. New plumbing/wiring, windows, HVAC, windows, and fixtures bring this lovely home into the 21st century with all the modern conveniences to which we are accustomed. You'll be delighted with the bright, modern kitchen and bathrooms with gleaming marble counters. Original hardwood floors are in astoundingly good condition and lend a rich warmth throughout both levels of the home. With new paint inside and out, the interior clapboard walls are refreshed and, combined with the original fireplaces preserved for decorative purposes and the original transoms and hardware above the doors, creates an authentic, exceedingly charming atmosphere to the spacious rooms. A master suite and two guest bedrooms occupy the main level, along with a dining room, kitchen and sun room. The living room overlooks the rocking chair front porch and could easily be used as a 4th bedroom. Upstairs, a gorgeous loft space has been outfitted with its own HVAC unit and half bath for a private, lovely space perfect for an office or bonus room. Enjoy the perks of being within walking distance to downtown Hartwell shops and dining or sit on your deck and enjoy the peace and quiet of the lovely back yard. Come, visit, and make it your own.