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440 Fortson Drive

Athens, GA 30606
  • $925,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 10 Days
  • MLS #: 7047364
UPDATED: 72 min ago
$925,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 0.81
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 3,718
    SQFT
  • $249
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1950
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Area:

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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: $925,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 10 Days
  • Updated: 72 min ago
  • MLS #: 7047364
4
Beds
5
Baths
0
½ Baths
0.81
Acres
3,718
SQFT
$249
$/SQFT
1950
Built
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 Ranch Construction Materials Brick 4 Sides Exterior Features GardenRain Barrel/Cistern(S) Fencing Back Yard Foundation None Horse Amenities None Land Lot N/A Lot Features Back YardFront YardLandscapedPrivate Number Of Parking Spaces 4 Other Structures Shed(S) Parking Features AttachedCarport Patio And Porch Features Deck Pool Features None Road Surface None Road Type None Roof Type Composition Stories One And One Half View Trees/Woods Waterfront Features None Window Features Bay Window(S)

Interior Features

Additional Rooms Family RoomGreat Room - 1 StoryOffice Appliances DishwasherElectric OvenGas CooktopMicrowaveRange HoodRefrigerator Basement Exterior EntryFinished BathInterior Entry Bedroom Features Master On MainOversized MasterSitting Room Cooling Central Air Dining Room Features Separate Dining Room Fireplace Features Great Room Flooring CarpetHardwoodOther Heating Central Interior Features BookcasesEntrance FoyerHis And Hers ClosetsWalk-In Closet(S) Kitchen Features Cabinets StainKitchen IslandPantry Walk-InStone CountersView To Family Room Laundry Features Laundry Room Lower Bedrooms 1 Lower Full Baths 1 Lower Half Baths 0 Main Bedrooms 3 Main Full Baths 4 Main Half Baths 0 Master Bathroom Features Separate Tub/ShowerSoaking TubWhirlpool Tub Number Of Fireplaces 1 Upper Bedrooms 0 Upper Full Baths 0 Upper Half Baths 0

Property Features

Accessibility Features None Association YN No Carport Or Garage 2 Common Walls No Common Walls Community Features None Electric None Green Energy Efficient None Green Energy Generation Water Hoa Rent Restrictions No Home Warranty No Lake Name None Land Lease YN No Lot Size Dimensions 0 Master Association Fee 0 Number Of Carport Spaces 2 Occupant Type Vacant Other Equipment Irrigation Equipment Owner Financing No Property Attached YN No Property Condition Resale Security Features None Sewer Public Sewer Spa Features None Special Circumstances None Special Listing Conditions None Tax Year 2021 Taxes 6386.00 Type Single Family Residence Utilities Cable AvailableElectricity AvailableNatural Gas AvailablePhone AvailableSewer AvailableWater Available Water Source Public

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