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440 Fortson Drive

Athens, GA 30606
  • $825,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 44 Days
  • MLS #: 988300
Price Reduced
UPDATED: 55 min ago
$825,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 0.83
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 3,718
    SQFT
  • $222
    $/SQFT
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Description

Built in 1950 for Mayor Jack Wells, this home is a true Five Points gem. This 4 Bedroom 5 Bath home sits atop a woodland hill, giving a panoramic view of the grounds. A tasteful addition and remodel, designed by Atlanta architect Norman Askins, was completed in 2000. It blended elements of the original mid century design with major updates to the kitchen and baths. The work also added a master wing to the house and incorporated an office space that opens to the backyard, a loft space with a 360 degree view of the grounds, and a basement space with a separate exterior entrance. The renovated kitchen features solid surface countertops, custom cabinetry, dual dishwashers, and high end appliances. The majority of the home is on the main level, and that's where you'll find the master wing addition as well as two secondary bedrooms with ensuite baths. The master wing of the house features a spacious bedroom and sitting area, a well appointed bath with jetted tub and tiled walk-in shower, two large walk-in closets, a separate office space, and a tree-house-like loft space. To walk out on the back deck is to step into a mountain retreat in the middle of Athens. With terraced landscaping and multiple waterfalls, you're in a true garden oasis. Wandering the grounds, you'll find a few unusual Athens artifacts including a horse trough sculpted from a single block of Elberton granite and several Classic City lampposts. The grounds include water features designed in collaboration with Stone Mountain designers Thomas Rice and Rodney Clemons. You'll find many native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, and a 10,000 gallon cistern that supplies water for the gardens.

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© 2022 Multiple Listing Service of the Athens Area Association of REALTORS®. All Rights Reserved. The data relating to real estate for sale or lease on this web site comes in part from the MLS of the Athens Area Association of REALTORS® Broker Reciprocity Database. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than EXIT Realty Lake Country are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo or an abbreviated logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing broker. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or EXIT Realty Lake Country. Data last updated: 2022-06-26T19:21:13.5.
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440 Fortson Drive Athens, GA 30606

  • Price: $825,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 44 Days
  • Updated: 55 min ago
  • MLS #: 988300
4
Beds
5
Baths
0
½ Baths
0.83
Acres
3,718
SQFT
$222
$/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Fivepoints
County:
Clarke Co.
Area:
06:Five Points/University
Elementary School:
Alps Road
Middle School:
Clarke Middle
High School:
Clarke Central
Property Description
Built in 1950 for Mayor Jack Wells, this home is a true Five Points gem. This 4 Bedroom 5 Bath home sits atop a woodland hill, giving a panoramic view of the grounds. A tasteful addition and remodel, designed by Atlanta architect Norman Askins, was completed in 2000. It blended elements of the original mid century design with major updates to the kitchen and baths. The work also added a master wing to the house and incorporated an office space that opens to the backyard, a loft space with a 360 degree view of the grounds, and a basement space with a separate exterior entrance. The renovated kitchen features solid surface countertops, custom cabinetry, dual dishwashers, and high end appliances. The majority of the home is on the main level, and that's where you'll find the master wing addition as well as two secondary bedrooms with ensuite baths. The master wing of the house features a spacious bedroom and sitting area, a well appointed bath with jetted tub and tiled walk-in shower, two large walk-in closets, a separate office space, and a tree-house-like loft space. To walk out on the back deck is to step into a mountain retreat in the middle of Athens. With terraced landscaping and multiple waterfalls, you're in a true garden oasis. Wandering the grounds, you'll find a few unusual Athens artifacts including a horse trough sculpted from a single block of Elberton granite and several Classic City lampposts. The grounds include water features designed in collaboration with Stone Mountain designers Thomas Rice and Rodney Clemons. You'll find many native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, and a 10,000 gallon cistern that supplies water for the gardens.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Ranch Carport YN Yes Construction Materials Brick Door Features Storm Door(S) Exterior Features DeckFenceSprinkler/IrrigationPatio Garage YN Yes Other Structures Storage Parking Yes Parking Features AttachedCarportParking Available Parking Total 4 Patio And Porch Features DeckPatio Window Features Window Treatments

Interior Features

Appliances DishwasherGas RangeRangeRefrigeratorSome Commercial Grade Basement BathroomBedroomExterior EntryFinishedInterior Entry Basement YN Yes Cooling Electric Cooling YN Yes Fireplace Features OneGreat Room Fireplace YN Yes Flooring Wood Foundation Details BasementSlab Heating Central Heating YN Yes Interior Features Built-In FeaturesKitchen IslandPantryWindow TreatmentsEntrance FoyerLoftMain Level PrimaryPrimary Suite Levels One And One Half Main Level Bathrooms 0 Main Level Bedrooms 3 Rooms Bedroom (Main Level) Bedroom (Main Level) Bedroom (Main Level) Bedroom (Lower Level) Kitchen Foyer Dining Room Loft

Property Features

Association Amenities None Association Fee Includes None Association YN No Home Warranty YN No Possession Closing Property Condition Updated/Remodeled Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Property Sub Type Additional Single Family Residence Sewer Public Sewer Tax Annual Amount 6386 Water Source Public

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© 2022 Multiple Listing Service of the Athens Area Association of REALTORS®. All Rights Reserved. The data relating to real estate for sale or lease on this web site comes in part from the MLS of the Athens Area Association of REALTORS® Broker Reciprocity Database. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than EXIT Realty Lake Country are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo or an abbreviated logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing broker. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or EXIT Realty Lake Country. Data last updated: 2022-06-26T19:21:13.5.
 
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