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440 Fortson Drive

Athens, GA 30606
  • $925,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 9 Days
  • MLS #: 988300
UPDATED: 66 min ago
$925,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 0.83
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 3,500-3,999
    SQFT
  • $247
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1950
County:

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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 Signature Real Estate of Athens 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 Signature Real Estate of Athens. Data last updated: 2022-05-22T17:21:14.943.
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440 Fortson Drive Athens, GA 30606

  • Price: $925,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 9 Days
  • Updated: 66 min ago
  • MLS #: 988300
4
Beds
5
Baths
0
½ Baths
0.83
Acres
3,500-3,999
SQFT
$247
$/SQFT
1950
Built
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

Construction Brick Exterior Features Irrigation SystemPatioStorm DoorsDeckFencing Foundation Basement BasementFinishedBathSlabInterior Access1 BedroomExterior Access Garage AttachedCarport Garage Carport Capacity 2.00 Lot Size Or Acreage .51-1 Parking Yes Parking Spaces 4 Style Ranch

Interior Features

Air Central Electric Appliances Wall OvenDishwasherRangeGas StoveRefrigerator Basement Bedrooms 1 Fireplace 1 FireplaceGreat Room Floors Wood Green Features Rain Water Collection Heat Central Interior Features FireplaceBuilt-InsWindow Blinds Kitchen Features IslandPantryProfessional/Commercial Grade Appliances Rooms LoftFoyerKitchenDining RoomOwner's SuiteOwner's Suite On First Stories One And One Half

Property Features

Amenities None Approx Age 77 Documents On File Lead Base Paint DisclosureSeller Disclosure Extras Storage Building Hoa Mandatory No Hoa YN No Home Warranty No Lease Option No Lease Purchase No Ownership Owner Property Ever Occupied Yes Sewer City/County Short Sale YN No Sq Ft Source Tax Records Water City/County

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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 Signature Real Estate of Athens 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 Signature Real Estate of Athens. Data last updated: 2022-05-22T17:21:14.943.
 
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