Dahlonega, Georgia

Custom built and designed with energy efficiency in mind for sale by original owner. Home construction is Earthcraft certified Insulating Concrete Forms for ultra-high energy efficiency, and is highly sound proof, fire and tornado proof. Whole house Generac, FEMA certified safe room, waterproof basement with radon vent. 

Energy Efficient Home
$850,000 Asking Price (USD)
$3,225 Annual Property Tax
$2,400 Annual Utility Cost
4,749 Square Feet
4 / 2½ Beds / Baths
3.6 acres Lot Size
2008 Year Built
Green Home Property Type

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) construction (Polysteel) for ultra-high energy efficiency by Earthcraft certified builder. Four inch styrofoam sheets under slab for thermal insulation. Anderson high end double pane, low-E windows and doors. Ultra-energy efficient heat pump (Daikin) which is 30% more efficient than standard. 85% efficient gas log fireplace with circulation fan. FEMA certified storm room with floor drain. Closed-cell spray foam attic insulation against roof deck--8" thick. Hardiplank siding. Lightning rod system on house and garage. Native plants and trees surround home.

Property Description

Nature lovers' dream home! Unique, private mountain oasis in Dahlonega's gorgeous Yahoola Valley custom built and designed with energy efficiency in mind for sale by original owner. Home construction is Earthcraft certified Insulating Concrete Forms for ultra-high energy efficiency, and is highly sound proof, fire and tornado proof. Whole house Generac, FEMA certified safe room, waterproof basement with radon vent. This home has an open layout and offers separate living areas on main and lower floors.  Five foot wide staircase designed for possible stairlift option to be installed. Anderson casement windows with transoms and invisible interior screens throughout, extra-wide baseboards and trim, 31/4" wide hardwoods on main, 10/11 foot ceilings on main, 9 foot ceilings on terrace level. Two covered stone/concrete decks, large screened porch off dining room, private screened porch off master, and gazebo with gas fire pit provide multiple outdoor areas to enjoy this park-like setting quietly or for entertaining. Fenced fairy garden and two level fish pond with raised walkway to gazebo and custom hardscaping frame the home. Two car garage with attached workshop and potting room for the gardener. Wired for home theater, every detail considered in construction. This home is one of a kind in this area, and can only be appreciated when buyer has seen it, and read the extensive list of special features. Just one mile from Wolf Mountain Vineyards, ten minutes from downtown Dahlonega, and in the heart of North Georgia Wine Country.

Neighborhood Description

Dahlonega's Yahoola Valley is in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, and in the heart of the North Georgia Wine Country. Ridley Road features multiple luxury homes and is a quiet and meandering street, not a high traffic thoroughfare. The home is in a completely private setting, and features porches and a gazebo in which to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the setting.

Market Area

Dahlonega, Georgia is a quaint town with shops, restaurants and hotels centered around a bustling town square. Focus has been placed here on maintaining the historical integrity of the town which was the site of the first American Gold Rush. The University of North Georgia has its main campus just off the downtown area. Dahlonega has an active Farmer's Market, parks, rafting and tubing, hiking, and wedding venues. There are several beautiful wineries in the area and tasting rooms downtown. It is just a short drive to reach the mountains. Atlanta is within commuting distance.

School District

Lumpkin County Schools has one comprehensive high school, a middle school, and three elementary schools. The school system has a history of positive academic achievement and a strong teacher retention rate. There is an emphasis on school and community pride, and service learning programs begin in the elementary grades. The high school offers a strong college preparatory track as well as hands-on learning. 

Community

Dahlonega has a diversise population. It is home to many "Nuggets" who were born in the area and have continued to make this home throughout their lives. There is a large population of retirees who were attracted to this area for the climate, beauty of nature, and community activities that Dahlonega has to offer. In addition, we have a large student and faculty population who are here at University of North Georgia. There is always something going on in Dahlonega--Christmas downtown, festivals throughout the year, civic organizations and clubs, and old fashioned parades to name a few. Dahlonega has been featured in numerous magazines and publications as one of America's Favorite Small Towns, including Southern Living which highlighted Dahlonega's Christmas festivities.

Location of Home or Land

Rural

Elevation of Home

Mountain

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Electric
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Other
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type ICFS
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 1101 sqft

Contact Seller

Debbie Foster

Listing ID: 20591