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I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and came to Athens in 1988 to attend UGA, where I graduated with a degree in English. Before I officially called Athens my home, I spent time trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal, hiking and sea kayaking in Alaska, and glacier mountaineering in British Columbia during my summers and after college. I also spent three months hiking the southern 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail. After graduating from UGA, I worked as an environmental educator in Colorado and later as a third grade elementary school teacher in Winston-Salem, NC.

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I have always been fascinated with design and architecture. I obtained my real estate license in 2012 while living in Knoxville, Tennessee, and I’ve been passionate about assisting my clients in the buying and selling of their homes ever since. I pride myself on my positive attitude and careful negotiating skills, and I always insure that the search for a new home or the selling of a current home is the best experience possible for my clients. My artistic and creative abilities with design enable me to visualize the potential in a house. I am creative, dedicated, and committed to success. I was also awarded the Circle of Distinction from the Athens Area Association of Realtors.

I’m very community-oriented and I devote much of my time to philanthropic work, which is one of the reasons I love being a part of such a selfless team at Corcoran Classic Living. I spend my time raising money and awareness for local nonprofits and issues such as mental health, multiple sclerosis, and breast cancer. I currently serve on the board at Nuci’s Space, a local non-profit organization focusing on brain illness and suicide prevention, with an emphasis and connection to the music community. In 2011, I rode in the Athens/Atlanta double century bike ride for MS and was among the top 25 fundraisers. I was the chair for the silent auction for The Taste of Athens for three consecutive years, raising money to support Community Connection. I’ve also been a volunteer for Breastfest, a local fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

I love the outdoors and I’m an avid gardener; my husband, Keyes, is a landscape architect and the principal/owner of Williamson Landscape Architecture. I live in Five Points with my husband and our identical 15-year-old twin boys.

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Welcome home to your private oasis in Oconee County! Nestled on a lush and private 5.28 acres, just a mile from Athens Academy, this four year old house will fulfill all the hopes and dreams you have for your next home! The location, school zone, square footage, outdoor living spaces for relaxation or play, and high end finishes will please even the most discriminating buyer. The kitchen is truly a chef's dream and opens to two sitting areas, each with a fireplace. The more formal living space boasts a two story ceiling and built ins flanking the fireplace. The more casual space features deep wood accents on the mantle and ceiling and will be the heart of the home! The kitchen boasts a gas stove with pot filler, double wall ovens, professional grade appliances, an enormous island perfect for entertaining, custom cabinetry, and custom design details. Off the kitchen is the screened porch with an incredible view of the pool and putting green, and a creek at the rear of the property with lush mature trees. The spacious owner's suite is on the main floor with two closets and a large en suite bath. One guest room is also located on the main floor. Upstairs are three large bedrooms, two of which share a Jack and Jill bath. One offers an en suite bath which also has access from the hallway to the bonus room. The terrace level features a large guest suite with a private bath, and two living spaces perfectly suited as a billiards room and separate sitting area. The terrace level opens onto a covered porch with built in heaters and a mounted television, which spills out to the gorgeous pool and spa! The heated pool is surrounded by turf and boasts a putting green and a built in remote, stone television cabinet. Swim and watch Georgia football while your guests putt and relax around the pool! Additional highlights that make this home stand out above the rest: the terrace level features surround sound, Sonos speakers are throughout the family room, kitchen, and theater, the entire home is run by Control 4, the pool has wireless speakers, there are 5 fireplaces in the home, and there is even a heated and cooled pet room with private access for your big furry friends! All of these stunning and unique features overlook a bustling creek which is located at the rear of the property. What more could you ask for? 1,435,000 sold

1171 Thornwell Drive Athens, Georgia

6 Beds 5 Baths 7,566 SqFt 5.280 Acres

Stunning 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home in the heart of Five Points! This amazing home features depth and dimension, gorgeous stone accents, and an inviting color scheme. A welcoming rocking chair front porch sets the tone for this inviting home filled with custom design features. Through the front door, you are greeted by an open floor plan with abundant natural light and gleaming wood floors. The den features a beautiful tongue and groove shiplap fireplace with custom marble and mosaic surround, a large picture window with great views of the front yard, and a barn door leading into the cozy private office with custom built ins. The den feeds into the open dining area, as well as the kitchen that is a chef's dream- bright and airy kitchen with carrara quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, beautiful tile backsplash, and chef grade appliances. The master suite on the main features french doors that open to the stunning new spacious sunroom off the back of the house. The master bath is a stunning retreat, complete with a freestanding tub and tiled shower, dual sinks, and an enormous master closet with custom built ins. The upstairs features hardwood (acacia) floors throughout, and opens into a living area every family dreams of having, complete with storage closet for toys, games, media, etc. Upstairs features three bedrooms, all with beautiful views. Two bedrooms share a large jack and jill bathroom, and the third bedroom has an en suite bathroom. The recently added back wing consisting of a large comfortable sunroom with a fireplace, an upstairs spacious second masters suite with 3 closets and a stunning bathroom, and a large 2 car garage- rare in 5 Points!  The house features 4 separate HVAC units, 3 hot water heaters, 9 foot ceilings throughout, plantation shutters, a 400-ampere electrical service, and a perfectly landscaped flat and private backyard. There is an irrigation system for easy landscape maintenance. This home has an address reflecting the history and prestige of years gone by, with the convenience and luxuries of a modern day home! 1,250,000 sold

165 Stanton Way Athens, Georgia

5 Beds 5 Baths 3,900 SqFt 0.270 Acres

Convenience and location are key with this newly listed contemporary home situated in the highly sought after Boulevard District.  A quick walk to Downtown Athens is made possible by direct access to a path which leads to the Leathers building; home to the local favorite, Pulaski Heights Barbeque and other businesses!   Furthermore, the house is convenient to Buvez, Jittery Joe's Roaster, Boulevard Neighborhood Park, and all that Normaltown/Boulevard have to offer, with new establishments in the making. This home offers an open and bright floor plan, with the dining area, den, and kitchen flowing seamlessly into each other. The streamlined modern kitchen offers quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, a spacious island, beautiful subway tile backsplash, under counter lighting, gas range, built-in microwave oven, and stainless appliances. The den/kitchen opens onto the screened-in porch and deck, creating a perfect space for grilling and relaxing. With an excellent view of the fully fenced, professionally landscaped backyard with fire pit and playground, this will be a highlight for outdoor entertaining. The main floor also features a guest suite (currently being used as an office) with an en suite bathroom.  Upstairs is home to a spacious owners suite with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and amazing natural light.  The owners suite bathroom features a double vanity and spa like shower with frameless glass doors. There are two other carpeted secondary bedrooms upstairs that share the full, hallway bathroom. A laundry closet is conveniently located near the bedrooms.  Downstairs, there is a newly finished workshop/storage room (which could make a great gym space) and a large coat closet.  The two car garage is a convenience rarely found in this neighborhood! All of the following features are new in the last two years.....hardwood maple floors throughout, the carpet in the two secondary bedrooms, all new interior paint, washer/dryer (to convey with the house), many new light fixtures, much of the landscape and some hardscape, and the kids play area with slide. All of the furnishings in this artfully decorated home are negotiable.  This is a turn key property, and is move-in ready for the next owner. Tucked away on a quiet, private street,  and offering incredible access to all that Athens has to offer; this could be the home of your dreams! Come and preview it today before it is too late! 730,000 Closed

157 Crawford Avenue Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,441 SqFt 0.240 Acres

Welcome to 435 Fortson, a lovely sprawling craftsman style bungalow in the heart of Five Points on a large lot. This incredible 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath was custom built by a builder as his personal home, so no detail has been left out, and everything is top notch. There is a welcoming rocking chair front porch that leads you into the foyer with its vaulted ceilings, large picture windows, and gleaming hardwood floors. You'll find three bedrooms on the main floor. The primary bedroom is spacious and features a sitting area with an amazing birds-eye view of the huge backyard, 2 walk in closets, and a large spa-like bathroom complete with a jacuzzi tub, double vanity, and separate shower. The other two bedrooms on the main floor are bright, welcoming, and generous in size. The staircase is wide and grand and makes a statement in and of itself! The living area features an open floor plan- a perfect place for the family to enjoy being together as well as an incredible space for entertaining. The kitchen is complete with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, slate backsplash, recessed lighting, and an enormous walk-in pantry. The kitchen is open to the breakfast room and den, which seamlessly connect to the dining room. This entire space is surrounded by a wall of windows at the back of the house, which leads to the wonderful back deck overlooking the large backyard and lovely creek. Off of the den, there is a hallway with a wall of custom mudroom cabinetry. Through the hallway there is a large bedroom suite with its own private entrance that could be used as an in-law suite or a great place for visitors to stay and have complete privacy.  The finished basement has plenty of space for a second den, game room, or a playroom. The huge backyard has a beautiful creek as a backdrop. This property is complete with a two car garage. This home has everything to fulfill your needs and wishes, all with a location and value that cannot be beat! Come see 435 Fortson today! 675,000 Closed

435 Fortson Drive Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,160 SqFt 0.500 Acres

655,000 Closed

420 Boulevard Athens, Georgia

2 Beds 1 Baths 2,058 SqFt 0.480 Acres

Welcome to 2378 Shoal Creek Road, situated on a private 10 acre lot in the heart of the highly desirable community of Gratis in Monroe, Georgia. The welcoming rocking chair front porch is the perfect place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee or unwind at the end of the day.   As you enter the front door, you will be pleased with the open floor concept of the dining room and den with the vaulted ceiling and wood burning fireplace.  The eat-in kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances and under counter lighting. The primary bedroom features 2 large walk in closets and a spacious bathroom with dual vanities, a jetted tub, and a separate shower. Allowing plenty of privacy, the other two bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house and share a hallway bathroom.  The laundry room is spacious with plenty of built in storage. There is also a cozy screened in porch  on the main floor with a lovely view of the  backyard. Downstairs, you will find a full finished basement complete with 4 large rooms and a full bathroom.  Currently these rooms are being used as an office with a wet bar, a pool room, a den, and a storage area, though the possibilities in the basement are endless.  The home features many new updates and upgrades including a new roof, new gutters, new interior and exterior paint, new LVP flooring throughout the main floor, a new HVAC system, a new deck with a hot tub,  new sliding doors to the back deck, and soffit/fascia boards repaired or replaced as needed. This home is completely turn key, move in ready! Additionally, there is a detached 2 car garage and a pole barn to store all your tools and gardening supplies.  There is a buried electric dog fence around approximately 1 acre.  For the outdoor lover, there is an incredible large fenced in organic garden with tons of fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers; all the work is done for someone to move in and reap all the benefits of this incredible plot!  Furthermore, there are fruit trees, flowers galore, and mature hardwoods throughout the 10 acre property; plenty for your enjoyment throughout all 4 seasons.  All of this is convenient to 316 and highway 78, with easy access to Publix, Target, TJ Maxx, and more. It is also close to adorable downtown Monroe with lots of restaurants and shopping.  This is a rare opportunity in this wonderful community.  Come visit 2378 Shoal Creek Road today; it just may be your dream come true! 584,900 Closed

2378 Shoal Creek Road Monroe, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,022 SqFt 10.050 Acres

Welcome to 231 Harris Hills Drive, a welcoming retreat on a lovely peaceful lake.  This home is conveniently located  about 10 minutes from downtown Athens, and about 15 minutes from the I-85 corridor.  Entering the front door, you will find a large open floor plan with spaces the flow seamlessly into one another. The main floor has a large den with vaulted ceiling and a dining room with beautiful details and molding. There is a chef's kitchen with granite counter tops and detailed backsplash and a lovely breakfast room with unrivaled views of the lake and back lawn.  The spacious master suite is on the main and features tray ceilings, a bay window, and a large master bath and closet with built ins.  The awesome screened in porch has beautiful views of the lake.  The upstairs boasts hardwood floors throughout and has 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms situated around a small flex space that could be used as a study or playroom. The basement is huge and has a large open den, a nice kitchen and bar, a big bedroom, a hot tub, a spacious bathroom, and a closet/dressing room with lots of built-ins. Out the back door is a grand stone patio with a fire place and custom BBQ overlooking the serene lake.   This property has so much to offer; make your appointment to see it today! 530,000 Closed

231 Harris Hills Drive Athens, Georgia

6 Beds 6 Baths 4,673 SqFt 1.080 Acres

Welcome to 129 Kittle Lane in desirable Lake Meeler neighborhood located on the west side of Athens. This home offers an open floor plan which combines a welcoming foyer, a dining room with wainscoting, a spacious den with a  fireplace and vaulted ceilings, and a beautiful kitchen with a breakfast room.  The spacious kitchen features granite counter tops, tile back splash, and a double oven. Just off the kitchen, there is an office with built ins, and beyond that, a large laundry room.  On the main level there are 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a split bedroom arrangement. The spacious owners' suite has vaulted ceilings, a large walk-in closet, and a lovely owners bathroom with double vanities, a shower, and a soaking tub. The upstairs features a very large bedroom with a nice closet and a full bath. The backyard offers a private and peaceful setting with a patio and fenced yard. It also has a two car garage.The home features brand new carpet, new interior paint throughout, a new HVAC, a new roof, and new stove top and dishwasher. It has been lovingly maintained and is move in ready for its next owners. 415,000 Closed

129 Kittle Lane Bogart, Georgia

4 Beds 4 Baths 2,902 SqFt 0.500 Acres

Welcome to this charming, fully renovated 5 bedroom/3.5 bath home in the highly sought after General Hospital/ Normaltown area.  The spacious updated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a gas stove, a gorgeous tiled backsplash, and beautiful cabinetry. The stylish dining room has a unique rustic wood inlay in the ceiling, beautiful molding and details, and a lovely chandelier to highlight the features of the room. The living room is large and open with a fireplace and double French doors leading to the deck which sits high above the backyard and offers an amazing view of downtown as well as the creek at the back of the property.   Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a conveniently located laundry room.  The owner's suite features two sliding barn doors, a large walk in closet, and a framed custom tiled glass shower. The other two bedrooms share a spacious bathroom. Downstairs is a completely finished basement with 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a living room with doors to another private deck. The current owners have this set up as its own private income generating Airbnb space, as it has a private exterior entrance and an interior locked door that can separate access from the rest of the house. This home is filled with sunny, bright, natural light, and sits high above the large and fully rehabilitated and newly landscaped backyard, complete with a custom 10x10 Tuff Shed, retaining walls, stairs, concrete patio, and a playground! Complete with 2 new HVAC systems (upstairs 2018, downstairs 2020), a new hot water heater (2019), all new light fixtures throughout, and fresh paint..all the work has been done for you; just move right in and enjoy this incredible in-town haven!  With this convenient location, you only have to walk 1 mile to be downtown at The Arches, in the heart of Normaltown, or at the Bishop Park Farmers Market on Saturday mornings! 405,000 sold

220 Hodgson Drive Athens, Georgia

5 Beds 4 Baths 2,607 SqFt 0.410 Acres

Welcome to 208 Meeler Circle in desirable Lake Meeler neighborhood located on the west side of Athens. This home offers an open floor plan which combines a welcoming foyer, a dining room with coffered ceilings, a spacious den with a wood burning fireplace and vaulted ceilings, and a beautiful kitchen.  The floors throughout this area have lovely engineered hardwoods.   The kitchen features a large island, beautiful cabinetry, stylish backsplash, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, and a spacious breakfast area. There are a total of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an office/flex space.  On the main level there are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a split bedroom arrangement.  The spacious owners' suite has tray ceilings, a large walk-in closet, and a lovely owners bathroom with two vanities. The upstairs features a very large bedroom with a walk-in closet and a full bath. The backyard offers a private and peaceful setting with a covered back patio and a fenced yard. This house is well maintained and move in ready for its next owners.  Come see 208 Meeler Circle today! 405,000 Closed

208 Meeler Circle Bogart, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,670 SqFt 0.156 Acres

Welcome to 159 Arch Street, located in the desirable and convenient Chicopee-Dudley area. This fantastic home has a master on the main with a nice en suite bath with a custom tiled shower and spacious walk in closet. The home has an open floor plan with the kitchen, dining area, and two story living room open to one another. The kitchen features granite countertops, backsplash, and stainless appliances. The common area is all hardwood floors with tons of natural light. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms which share a bathroom, a small common area, and a private balcony. The entire interior has just been repainted in May 2021. The home has outstanding outdoor living spaces, with double front porches over looking the downtown neighborhood, and a comfortable screened in porch on the back of the house which is private and overlooks the large deep lot. This home is convenient to Mama's Boy, Dudley Park, UGA Campus, downtown Athens, the Greenway Trail, and so much more! 370,100 sold

159 Arch Street Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,922 SqFt 0.220 Acres

Awesome 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath cottage in Idlewilde. Walking into the home you will find an open floor plan with the living room open to the kitchen and dining area, 9 ft ceilings, and gorgeous bamboo floors. The eat-in kitchen has granite countertops, tile backsplash, under counter lighting, and stainless appliances. The master bedroom on the main offers plenty of space, a spacious walk-in closet, and a beautiful bath. The main floor is complete with a half bath and a laundry room. The second level is comprised of two nice sized bedrooms and a full bath. This home also has a large, welcoming covered front porch. The yard is small and maintenance free as it is included in the HOA! This is a great home in a great location – close to restaurants, shopping, Hwy 316 and schools. 299,000 sold

268 Wilde Trail Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,690 SqFt 0.090 Acres