171 Catawba Avenue is a quintessential cottage in the heart of Classic Five Points Athens, GA and is tucked away on a quiet side street. Walkable to all your favorites 5 Points favs like Avid Bookstore, ZZ and Simones, Condor Chocolates, Earthfare, UGA, Sanford Stadium, and more, you will love the convenience, comfort and casual lifestyle that a location of this caliber affords. Packed with curb appeal, you will immediately fall in love from your first glance at the enchanting front path and steps anchored by inviting white columns, curved ceiling covered portico, and classic second floor dormers that frame this darling home. Inside, you will be instantly at home in the open living room with fireplace flanked by generous dining room that both overlook the front lawn and the stunning blossoming crepe myrtle trees. Connecting from the dining room is the attractive galley kitchen. Both provide ample amounts of natural light (bring on the houseplants!) all to brighten to your day. Off the kitchen is a smart flex space/mudroom with built in space for a small office and bar seating overlooking the fabulous screened in back porch. Rounding out the main level of the home is the charming half bathroom and the Primary Owner’s Suite. The primary bedroom is a quiet retreat and the bathroom addition is spacious and bathed in natural light. The ceilings soar, the tiled shower is enormous, and custom cabinetry and master closet provide ample storage space. Make sure you note all the original details of the home: hardwood floors, classic phone nook in the hall, and the ornate decoration in the stairwell, and maybe ring the doorbell to hear the original chimes… just to name a few. Upstairs you will find the additional two bedrooms that peek out through matching pairs of dormers on the front of the house and a full bathroom that lets in plenty of natural light to continue the trend throughout the home. Tucked between each of these rooms upstairs you will also find 3 large walk in attic spaces for even more storage! The basement is functional and ample sized - great for storage and working and has a utility sink for cleaning up before heading back to the main level. The backyard is the stuff of fairy tales... a 1 car garage (great for more storage or ripe for expanding for more space) has been grandfathered in and there are approved plans for renovation, a stone patio with fire pit will be the perfect way to unwind after a long day or for entertaining - nestled between charming garden retaining walls and built into the slope of the hill for a cozy patio nook. There is ample yard space for pets, children, gardening, or for however you like to enjoy the great outdoors and if you are a keen eye, you might even spy the mature blueberry bushes that grow on the property! Easy to show so schedule your showing today ...before this one gets away!