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440 Fortson Drive

Athens, GA 30606
  • $820,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 19 Days
  • MLS #: 20073771
UPDATED: 104 min ago
$820,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 0.81
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 3,717
    SQFT
  • $221
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1950
County:
Area:

School Information

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Middle School:
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Description

This lovely home will make you'll feel like you're at a mountain retreat even though you're just minutes away from Five Points, Beechwood, and downtown Athens. Built in 1950 for mayor Jack Wells, this 4 bedroom 5 bath home has been meticulously maintained by the same owner for many years. It went through a renovation and addition in 2000 which was designed by renowned Atlanta architect Norman Askins. The project included updates to the kitchen and bathrooms, the addition of a wing dedicated to the primary suite and sunroom, and finished off the basement space. Upon entering the front door, you are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors that are found throughout most of the home and step into the foyer. Immediately to the left is a generously sized living room that has built-ins flanking a wood burning fireplace. To the right is a formal dining room that joins the well appointed kitchen which opens to a large eating area/keeping room. Off the kitchen is the family room that is also well sized and accesses the carport. Moving towards the other end of the house, you walk down a hallway that branches off to the laundry room which has a sink and extra storage space, 2 secondary bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a sunroom, and at the end of the hallway is the primary suite. This space is certainly quite impressive with a separate sitting area, a stairway to a loft that overlooks the beautifully landscaped grounds, an en suite bathroom with a walk in shower, jetted tub, separate vanities, and two walk in closets. In the basement is a room that can be used as a 4th bedroom or perhaps a work out area or game room... the possibilities abound! But it would be remiss to talk about the house without highlighting the impressive grounds! A koi pond, multiple waterfall features, and terraced landscaping makes this a genuine oasis. There are two decks---one in the back that spans the entire length of the house and another deck that is quite unexpected, but lovely nonetheless, to the right as you go up the driveway which actually hides a large cistern that collects rainwater. You'll enjoy wandering through the grounds and will come up on other unexpected but delightful artifacts of Athens such as a water feature that is a horse trough sculpted from a single block of Elberton granite as well as several Classic City lampposts. This entire property has so much to offer and is just waiting for that special someone to come make it their own!

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440 Fortson Drive Athens, GA 30606

  • Price: $820,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 19 Days
  • Updated: 104 min ago
  • MLS #: 20073771
4
Beds
5
Baths
0
½ Baths
0.81
Acres
3,717
SQFT
$221
$/SQFT
1950
Built
Neighborhood:
Five Points
County:
Clarke
Area:
CLARKE
Elementary School:
Alps Road
Middle School:
Clarke
High School:
Clarke Central
Property Description
This lovely home will make you'll feel like you're at a mountain retreat even though you're just minutes away from Five Points, Beechwood, and downtown Athens. Built in 1950 for mayor Jack Wells, this 4 bedroom 5 bath home has been meticulously maintained by the same owner for many years. It went through a renovation and addition in 2000 which was designed by renowned Atlanta architect Norman Askins. The project included updates to the kitchen and bathrooms, the addition of a wing dedicated to the primary suite and sunroom, and finished off the basement space. Upon entering the front door, you are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors that are found throughout most of the home and step into the foyer. Immediately to the left is a generously sized living room that has built-ins flanking a wood burning fireplace. To the right is a formal dining room that joins the well appointed kitchen which opens to a large eating area/keeping room. Off the kitchen is the family room that is also well sized and accesses the carport. Moving towards the other end of the house, you walk down a hallway that branches off to the laundry room which has a sink and extra storage space, 2 secondary bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a sunroom, and at the end of the hallway is the primary suite. This space is certainly quite impressive with a separate sitting area, a stairway to a loft that overlooks the beautifully landscaped grounds, an en suite bathroom with a walk in shower, jetted tub, separate vanities, and two walk in closets. In the basement is a room that can be used as a 4th bedroom or perhaps a work out area or game room... the possibilities abound! But it would be remiss to talk about the house without highlighting the impressive grounds! A koi pond, multiple waterfall features, and terraced landscaping makes this a genuine oasis. There are two decks---one in the back that spans the entire length of the house and another deck that is quite unexpected, but lovely nonetheless, to the right as you go up the driveway which actually hides a large cistern that collects rainwater. You'll enjoy wandering through the grounds and will come up on other unexpected but delightful artifacts of Athens such as a water feature that is a horse trough sculpted from a single block of Elberton granite as well as several Classic City lampposts. This entire property has so much to offer and is just waiting for that special someone to come make it their own!
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Brick 4 SideRanch Carport YN Yes Construction Materials Brick Levels One And One Half Lot Features Sloped Lot Size Area 35283.6 Lot Size Source Other Lot Size Units Square Feet Parking Features AttachedCarportStorage Roof Composition Spa Features Bath Spa YN Yes View YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3157 Above Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet Appliances Tankless Water HeaterCooktopDishwasherDisposalOvenRefrigerator Basement Finished BathDaylightInterior EntryFinished Below Grade Finished Area 560 Below Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet Building Area Total 3717 Building Area Units Square Feet Cooling Ceiling Fan(S)Central Air Cooling YN Yes Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 1 Flooring HardwoodTile Heating Central Heating YN Yes Interior Features BookcasesDouble VanitySeparate ShowerTile BathWalk-In Closet(S)Master Downstairs Kitchen Features Breakfast RoomKitchen IslandSolid Surface Counters Laundry Features In Hall Living Area Source Public Records Living Area Units Square Feet Main Level Bathrooms 4 Main Level Bedrooms 3 Rooms FoyerLaundryFamily RoomGreat RoomLibraryLoftSun Room

Property Features

Association Fee Includes None Association YN No Community Features None Green Energy Efficient Water Heater 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 AvailableHigh Speed Internet Water Source Public Waterfront YN No

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