Green Homes for Sale - Athens, Georgia Green Home

Athens, Georgia — Green Home For Sale

Sustainably constructed, contemporary tree-house on the banks of the Oconee River in Athens, GA. Locally designed 2750 SF 4BR/4BA dream home makes a bold visual statement while embracing the natural beauty in which it was built.

Listing ID: 18097

  • Green Home
Asking Price (USD) $449,900
Annual Property Tax $2,579
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 2,750 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Total Property Area 21780 sq ft
Year Built 2007

Property Description

Sustainably constructed, contemporary tree-house on the banks of the Oconee River. Sitting atop pilings reclaimed from the Great Salt Lake Trestle, this locally designed 2750 SF dream home makes a bold visual statement while embracing the natural beauty in which it was constructed. In addition to providing the foundation, the reclaimed pilings were also milled to create the maintenance free vertical siding and porch framing. Similarly the horizontal siding is composed of Ameritech, a composite of recycled plastic, wood, and cement. When combined with the Rainscreen Technology base skin, commercial grade metal roof, and aluminum framed energy efficient windows, the finished shell creates a sustainable, low-maintenance and energy efficient base for executing the remainder of the project. While full architectural site and building plans have been drafted, the present state of completion leaves the new owner tremendous flexibility in finishing out the dwelling. Existing features already in place include soaring ceilings, interior framing for expansive dual master suites, a spacious guest room, 4 full baths, a library, an artist studio, great room with a dine-in kitchen that overlooks the beautifully wooded lot, 2000 sqft of porch and deck spaces, framing for an endless pool, and an amazing rain waterfall that extends from the roof. Plans even exist for an elevator to ensure easy access for any population. However, in that no mechanicals are in place, the new owner could easily and inexpensively redesign the interior layout to suit his/her needs. This is truly a one of a kind opportunity just waiting for someone who desires sustainable, low-maintenance living in a beautifully natural setting to complete the vision.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Environmentally conscious site design and use. Reclaimed pilings were used to construct the foundation and wood siding. Remaining siding consits of a composite of recycled wood, plastic, and concrete. House skinned with Rainscreen. Commercial grade aluminum framed high energy efficiency windows. Whole house fans.

Neighborhood Description

This unique home is located in the Glenwood area of Five Points, one of Athens\' most desirable and beautiful neighborhoods. The area boasts beautiful tree-lined streets, rolling topography, and flowing river that borders the property. In addition, you are walking distance from local shops, restaurants, and parks as well as the University of Georgia.

Market Area

Athens is a vibrant city that defines sophisticated Southern culture. Just below the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains this university city of just over 100,000 residents offers visitors a unique blend of Southern heritage and contemporary entertainment. A wide range of award-winning restaurants offers distinctive dining. Take time to stroll through our inviting, restored downtown or take a drive through historic districts, featuring antebellum, Victorian, and other period homes. View the state\'s official art collection, a traveling art exhibition, or one of our many local galleries. Treat yourself to a Broadway production without metropolitan hassles, and experience the bustling nightlife of Athens\' world-renowned music scene. Cheer on one of the Georgia Bulldogs\' top-ranked collegiate sports teams, or commune with nature at one of our major horticulture nurseries and lovely gardens. Whether you\'re interested in history, sports, shopping, entertainment, or nature, you\'ll \"Experience a Masterpiece\" in Athens!

School District



Five Points

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Other
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Other
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Metal
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Other
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No