403 University Drive

  • $3,200,000
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  • Location:
  • Beds: 5
  • Baths: 7
  • Sq Ft: 5,581
  • Lot Sq Ft: 0.360 acres
  • Acres: 0.360

This classic brick charmer is located on University Drive, which is one of the most coveted streets in Athens. Its proximity to Five Points’ many dining establishments, coffee shops, ice cream parlors and shopping provides a wonderful lifestyle, enhanced by walkability to numerous UGA athletic facilities.
This classic home was fully restored in 2017 with the rear of the home being demolished, but maintaining its old world charm and curb appeal by delicately retaining the front facade and elevation. The current owners expanded the original home to provide 5 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths. Upon entering, you are greeted by a spacious receiving room with an original gas fireplace that was salvaged during the building process. Adding to the character of this space are paneled walls and an open, split staircase that spills into both the front room and the rear living areas. To your right is a handsome study with a second gas log fireplace, a full glass door leading to a quaint rocking chair front porch, and custom built in shelving.
A bright and cozy sunroom with herringbone tile floors is on the opposing side of the study and is accented by iron clad windows and a glass door leading to a spacious side yard which provides the perfect spot for a pool and spa! A smaller front screen porch is original to the home and has been updated with modern features and opens into a functional corridor leading to the heart of the home. Featuring a wet bar with marble tops, hammered sink, beverage cooler and ice maker, this service area leads you to a second office nook and powder room and into the large, open kitchen and living spaces. The gorgeous bright kitchen features marble countertops, a Wolfe 6 eye gas range with double ovens, a sub zero refrigerator and freezer, two sinks, and a reverse osmosis water filtration system. A large walk-in pantry is outfitted with a microwave/coffee station and features solid wood shelving. Located just off the kitchen, this area is complete with a second full size refrigerator. The large island overlooks both the dining space and great room, which are accented by 100 year old Hand Hewn beams in the ceiling sourced from an old school house. Providing additional character is the brick hearth fireplace in the main living space which is the perfect backdrop for evening down time and is flanked by windows and french doors leading to the larger rear screen porch.
Also located on the main level is the graciously sized primary suite which boasts two walk-in closets and two full baths, connected by an oversized tile shower. One of the bathrooms has a beautiful soaker tub, while the other provides a linen closet, and both have their own lavatory and vanity. White oak floors span both levels of the home, as well as the stairwell.
Upstairs is home to three bedrooms and three full baths, with two additional living spaces. The wide upper landing is flooded with natural light and has custom built in drawers for extra storage. This flex space is large enough to be a second den or upper level office. An oversized bonus room with vaulted ceilings could easily be converted to a fourth bedroom with the installation of a door, but it currently serves as a game room. All upper level bathrooms feature walk-in showers with frameless glass doors.
Providing private guest quarters is the carriage house above the garage. Accessed from a covered, exterior stairwell the carriage house is very spacious with a perfect nook for a kitchenette if one so desires. The large full bath has a walk-in shower and an antique sink with double faucets.
A private rear driveway leads to the two car garage and third parking pad, and offers a great area for a basketball goal.
No stone has been left unturned in this gorgeous renovation, and it is one of the most admired homes in Athens with its breathtaking ginkgo tree in the front yard.

Price: $3,200,000
Address:403 University Drive
County:Clarke Co.
Zip Code:30605
Year Built:1946
Square Feet:5,581
Lot Square Feet:0.360 acres
Half Bathrooms:1
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