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Cottage 119: a tribute to Sea Island history

Home once owned by island architect carries $2.86M list price

Cottage 119 may have a quaint title, but it represents a rich history and carries a multimillion-dollar price tag. This 4,000-square-foot "cottage" is situated on Georgia's 1,200-acre Sea Island -- a resort destination and one of 13 barrier islands known as the Golden Isles that string the coastline just off mainland Georgia. 220 W. 5th St., Sea Island, Ga. Image courtesy of Sotheby's.Built in 1951 by Sea Island's principle architect, W. Montgomery "Gummy" Anderson, for himself and his family, Cottage 119 features some unique decor, notably a kitchen wallpapered with New Yorker covers dating from as early as 1935 and spanning through the '50s. (The Andersons personally cut out the covers and put them up.) A live oak-shaded, low-slung, ranch-style home, Cottage 119 was owned by the Anderson family until 2003, when it was purchased by the Bean family. Elizabeth "Beth" Bean and her husband immaculately restored Cottage 119 as an homage to the magic th...

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