440 Fortson Drive Athens GA 30606 | 20041327

440 Fortson Drive Athens GA 30606 | 20041327
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.

Property Details

Price:
$825,000
MLS #:
20041327
Status:
Pending
Beds:
4
Baths:
5.00
Address:
440 Fortson Drive
Type:
Single Family
City:
Athens
Listed Date:
May 12, 2022
State:
GA
Square Ft (approx):
3,718
ZIP:
30606
Subdivision:
Five Points
Lot Size:
36,155 sqft / 36,154.80 acres (approx)
Year Built:
1950

Schools

Elementary School:
Alps Road
Middle School:
Clarke
High School:
Clarke Central

Interior

Appliances
Dishwasher, Microwave, Other, Oven, Refrigerator
Cooling
Central Air
Fireplaces Total
1
Flooring
Hardwood, Tile, Carpet
Heating
Central
Laundry Features
Other

Exterior

Architectural Style
Brick 4 Side, Ranch
Community Features
None
Construction Materials
Brick
Parking Features
Attached, Carport
Roof
Composition

Financial

Buyer Agent Compensation
3%
HOA Includes
None
Tax Year
2021
Taxes
$6,386

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