This West Athens hidden treasure is located in the picturesque gated community of River Shoals. The original site for the well known Pine Tops summer camp, River Shoals was carefully developed to capture the essence of the shoals of the Middle Oconee River. This French Country Estate sits on the premiere lot, as it is home to the developers. The finishes and style of the interior will delight the nature lover, as it seamlessly brings the outside in. You can’t help but lose your breath from the moment you open the front door, as the shoals are visible upon crossing the threshold. History abounds with antique floor tiles in the foyer, restored metal ceiling tiles in the powder room and heart pine floors spanning the living and dining spaces. Additional types of wood were used in the construction of the mantle on the stone fire place and the beams throughout the living area. The oversized great room features a coffered ceiling, a wall of sliding glass doors with impeccable views of the river and a stunning stone hearth fire place. A barrel ceiling accents the large dining room which could easily host a dinner table for 16 -20 people! This casual, open floor plan connects the dining and living areas to the kitchen, making it perfect for entertaining. The kitchen boasts a casual, rustic style with a distressed maple wood island with countertops made from an old bowling ally floor! Antique hardware graces most of the cabinets and doors, so there is much to feast your eyes on! Fine craftsmanship surrounds you with the custom built pine cabinets and hutch, which provide an abundance of storage. The Viking gas range is accented by a Copper vent hood, and completes the kitchen which also has a sub zero refrigerator, separate ice maker and an old school water fountain! The kitchen has a large breakfast room which has access to the rear deck as well as the stunning vaulted screen porch with cypress wood trim.This space is sure to be a crowd favorite, as it provides a cozy space to enjoy the sound of the rushing water and views of the owner’s well tended rose garden! Functionality is provided by the large walk in pantry with space for a second refrigerator, a large built in desk with great storage, and a laundry room as big as a bedroom! The laundry room has a surplus of cabinets and a drop leaf center island for folding clothes. This room doubles as a craft room and has an antique wall mounted cast iron sink. You can’t imagine a more perfect space to wash clothes, wrap presents and more! A beautiful master suite is located on the main level and features a tray ceiling, stone surround fire place, built in heart pine entertainment center and views of the river. A separate paneled office is located off of the master suite and could also serve as a second bedroom on the main floor. Heated floors and towel bars along with the extended length French soaking tub make this master bath one to remember! there is also a large walk in shower with two shower heads. The terrace level is home to two bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill bath with a large, walk in tile shower and an amazing family room with an equally handsome stone hearth fireplace. The remainder of the terrace level has numerous unfinished storage spaces, or room for expansion, with a full bath already being stubbed in. The upper level of the home is framed and ripe for completion of 2 – 3 bedrooms and two full baths. This space captures an abundance of natural light through large windows in the oversized shed dormers. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity! Other features to note: 3 bay garage; 1 Year old Roof and Copper Gutters; Well on site for Irrigation; Gas Fireplaces can be converted to wood burning; Seller hosted 3 Weddings on Site; Featured in Athens Magazine. Call for additional, unique details! There are too many to include.
|Address:||30 River Shoals Drive|
|Lot Square Feet:||1.872 acres|