400 Duncan Springs Rd., Athens, Georgia

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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.
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$449,900Asking Price (USD)
$2,579Annual Property Tax
2,750Square Feet
4 / 4Beds / Baths
21780 sq ftLot Size
2007Year Built

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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.

Property Description

PRICE REDUCED!! PRICE REDUCED!! 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.

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.

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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!

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Agriculture in Areano
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Pesticide Freeyes
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Listing ID : 18097