Just when you thought the days when neighbors shared a cup of sugar over the fence and children roamed the neighborhood freely were a thing of the past, along comes the perfect house on the perfect street and all those nostalgic thoughts come rushing back to reality. This classic 1920’s craftsman is in middle of one of Athens’ oldest and most desirable areas. Just like Mayberry, it’s not uncommon to see kids walking or riding bikes up to 5Points for an ice cream cone or lunch at the drug store counter. Adults can stroll up for a gourmet dinner accompanied by a craft cocktail or some high dollar wine.
The house itself is entirely charming embodying all the original architectural elements with all the modern updates families crave. The rounded hobbit door is surrounded by attractive stone and brick accents and the approach to the home is welcoming and stately. Inside, the floor plan has been opened up to make living easy and the rooms spacious. You will find an original brick fireplace, organically distressed hardwood floors and wide windows overlooking the generous backyard. The kitchen has been updated and modernized and the laundry room has been moved to the main floor from the cellar for easy access. The mudroom also doubles as a pantry and has ample storage space. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath on the main floor. Upstairs are 2 additional bedrooms, an office, a sitting room and a bath. All baths have been updated as well. There is a full cellar (concrete floor) that is great for storage or projects.
As amazing as the interior is, the backyard and entertaining spaces are clearly its rival. There is a generous screened porch with ample room for eating, entertaining and enjoying leisurely evenings or weekends. There is also a patio/grill space and a fun fire pit next to the in-ground pool. An attractive centerpiece of the yard, the pool has a fun kidney shape and is surrounded by brick pavers. The landscaping is attractive and mature and the backyard is completely fenced. The back of the property boasts a darling rock foot bridge, terrace wall, and even an in-ground coy pond that could be reclaimed to its former glory.
Ideal for a growing family, Game Day house, or a retiring couple, this house has it all. Newer electrical, plumbing, 2-HVAC’s (one is new), replacement windows, and so much more, this one can’t be beat. And, with a location so close to campus you can hear the band on game day, it won’t last long. Come claim one of Athens’ most prestigious addresses and make it your own. You won’t regret it.
- Covered parking-carport
- In-ground pool
- Screen Porch
- Cellar storage
- Updated, Open, Functional and Fun
- Perfect for Entertaining-Inside and Out