440 Fortson Drive, Athens, GA 30606 | 988300 | RE/MAX of Georgia

440 Fortson Drive $925,000


    440 Fortson Drive Athens, GA 30606

    • 4 Beds
    • 5 Baths
    • Single Family
    • MLS# 988300
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    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.

    • General Features
      • Apx Age 77
      • Area 06:Five Points/University
      • Subdivision Fivepoints
      • County Clarke Co.
      • Short Sale 0
      • Year Built 1950
    • Building Features
      • Air Central Electric
      • Amenities None
      • Appliances Wall Oven, Dishwasher, Range, Gas Stove, Refrigerator
      • Apx Total Heated SqFt 3718
      • Construction Brick
      • Exterior Features Irrigation System, Patio, Storm Doors, Deck, Fencing
      • Extras Storage Building
      • Fireplace 1 Fireplace, Great Room
      • Floors Wood
      • Foundation Basement Basement, Finished, Bath, Slab, Interior Access, 1 Bedroom, Exterior Access
      • Garage Attached, Carport
      • Garage Carport Capacity 2.00
      • Green Features Rain Water Collection
      • Heat Central
      • Interior Features Fireplace, Built-ins, Window Blinds
      • Kitchen Features Island,Pantry,Professional/Commercial Grade Appliances
      • Sewer City/County
      • Stories One and One Half
      • Style Ranch
      • Full Bathrooms 5
      • Bedrooms 4
      • Half Bathrooms 0
    • Room Features
      • Number of Basement Bedrooms 1
    • Property Features
      • Apx Acres 0.83
      • Lot Size Acreage .51-1
      • Number of Parking Space 4
      • Water City/County
    • Schools
      • Elementary School Alps Road
      • Middle School Clarke Middle
      • High School Clarke Central


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    30606 (Athens) Demographics

    32 Median Age
    1,480 Population Density (per sq. mile)
    55% College Educated
    $50,482 Estimated Median Income
    8,641 Estimated Total Home Owners
    10,361 Estimated Total Renters
    45% / 55% Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    2 Estimated Average Household Size
    45,698 Total Population
    Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.

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    $346,000 Median Sales Price
    41 Homes Sold
    103 New On Market

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        -- Current Price Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $925,000
        5/12/2022 5:57:00 PM New in Database Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $925,000

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