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440 Fortson Drive

Athens, GA 30606
  • $825,000
  • STATUS: Pending
  • ON SITE: 50 Days
  • MLS #: 20041327
Pending
UPDATED: 62 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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440 Fortson Drive Athens, GA 30606

  • Price: $825,000
  • Status: Pending
  • On Site: 50 Days
  • Updated: 62 min ago
  • MLS #: 20041327
4
Beds
5
Baths
0
½ Baths
0.83
Acres
3,718
SQFT
$222
$/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Five Points
County:
Clarke
Area:
CLARKE
Elementary School:
Alps Road
Middle School:
Clarke
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 Brick 4 SideRanch Carport YN Yes Construction Materials Brick Levels One And One Half Lot Features None Lot Size Area 36154.8 Lot Size Source Public Records Lot Size Units Square Feet Parking Features AttachedCarport Roof Composition Spa Features Bath Spa YN Yes View YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3718 Above Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet Appliances DishwasherMicrowaveOtherOvenRefrigerator Basement Finished BathDaylightInterior EntryExterior EntryFinished Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet Building Area Total 3718 Building Area Units Square Feet Cooling Central Air Cooling YN Yes Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 1 Flooring HardwoodTileCarpet Heating Central Heating YN Yes Interior Features BookcasesSeparate ShowerTile BathWalk-In Closet(S)Master Downstairs Laundry Features Other Living Area Source Public Records Living Area Units Square Feet Main Level Bathrooms 4 Main Level Bedrooms 3 Rooms FoyerLaundryFamily RoomGreat RoomLoftOffice

Property Features

Association Fee Includes None Association YN No Community Features None Electric On Property YN Yes Green Water Conservation Water Recycling Home Warranty YN No Land Lease YN No New Construction YN No Property Condition Resale Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Sewer Public Sewer Structure Type House Tax Annual Amount 6386 Tax Year 2021 Utilities Cable AvailableSewer ConnectedElectricity AvailableHigh Speed InternetNatural Gas AvailablePhone AvailableWater Available Water Source Public Waterfront YN No

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Georgia MLS logo© 2022 Georgia Multiple Listing Service, Inc. All rights reserved. The data relating to real estate for sale or lease on this web site comes in part from GAMLS. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than EXIT Realty Lake Country are marked with the GAMLS 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 GAMLS or EXIT Realty Lake Country. Data last updated: 2022-07-04T18:06:10.193.
 
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