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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

Spacious and updated 5 bedroom/3 bathroom home on large, private lot conveniently located in 5 Points. This contemporary home has gleaming hardwood floors throughout all 3,745 square ft of living space! The home's plumbing, electrical, roof, mechanicals, and more have all been updated. The main floor has an open floor plan with lots of natural light and is a perfect home to entertain in. The cook's kitchen is sleek and modern, and features a commercial range/double oven, high-end stainless fridge, stainless dishwasher, solid surface countertops, custom cabinetry, and breakfast bar. The kitchen is adjacent to the dining room as well as a keeping room that leads to the an amazing screened porch which offers soaring ceilings with skylights and a dreamy outdoor haven to relax in. The living room has a wood burning  fireplace and leads to a welcoming screened porch overlooking the front yard. The master is on the main with double closets and a lovely master bathroom complete with tiled shower, long soaking tub, and concrete floor tile. The second bedroom on main also has double closets and shares a vintage hallway bathroom with awesome tile floors. The large laundry room is complete with utility sink, lots of space for storage and/or drying rack, and large modern sliding glass door. The upstairs ceilings are 12+ in height and there is a large second living room with access to three more bedrooms and attic storage. All three bedrooms are large with lots of natural light; one bedroom has its own sitting area/study area included. The landscaping is a gardener's dream with lots of native plants and beautiful stone walls and details. This desirable home will make somebody's dream paradise. Call for your appointment today! 614,500 Closed

259 Fortson Drive Athens, Georgia

5 Beds 3 Baths 3,745 SqFt 0.650 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

Welcome to 157 Chattooga Avenue, situated on a private quiet street in the heart of desirable Historic Boulevard.  This warm and welcoming bungalow exudes character and charm.  This 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is warm and inviting from the moment you walk up the entrance into the spacious screened in porch, perfect for enjoying time with family and friends.  The front door opens into a central hallway with bead-board walls and painted wood floors.  There is a den to the left with an antique mantle, built-ins, and wainscoting. To the right is a sunny bedroom with bead-board details . The centrally located dining room features convenient built-ins and is spacious enough to double as an additional living room. It has additional bedrooms on each side. The kitchen is at the rear of the house and is a chef's dream with stainless professional restaurant grade appliances including a Five Star 6 burner/griddle gas stove with two ovens,  a KtchenAid beverage center, a KitchenAid double drawer refrigerator/freezer, a Summit double drawer refrigerator, and a Frigidaire dishwasher.  There is a separate heated/cooled cottage that could be used as an office, studio, home gym, or could even be modified to work a guesthouse or Airbnb cottage. This home is within walking distance of award-wining Chase Elementary, UGA Health Sciences campus, Normaltown, and lots of amazing locally owned restaurants. The completely fenced in backyard is huge and perfect for bonfires and social gatherings. Recent updates include new HVAC in 2015, new roof in 2012, new exterior paint, and added insulation. The home is extremely energy efficient and has surprisingly low utility bills.  This home offers is a rare opportunity to move into one of Athen's most beloved neighborhoods and is walkable to so many great places.  Come visit 157 Chattooga today; you're likely to want to make it your next home! 310,000 Closed

157 Chattooga Avenue Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,526 SqFt 0.230 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

MLS ID - 1008777- - Represented Buyer 350,000 none

220 Stonecrest Court Athens , Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,900 SqFt 0.100 Acres

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