A DAY ON THE RIVER – or make it a week, or a lifetime. Few sights and sounds are as soothing as the steady ripples and trills of flowing waters. And the natural setting and river frontage of this property is rarely equaled in North Georgia and comes with a beautifully articulated craftsman home of three bedrooms and three baths and a garage apartment.
Chestatee River waters - with origins from the U.S. National Forest just upstream - flow clean and clear. From placid and deep to spritely and exuberant, they bend around the property for well over a football field’s length. Large trout lurk in the deeper sections and the denizens of the river carry on daily life alongside.
The craftsman home is a perfect match for the natural setting. Board and batten, stone and shingle, broad walls of glass and expansive areas of covered wrap-around porch and decking overlook the setting and the river. Across a flagstoned entryway you walk inside to a tiled foyer which expands into the kitchen and great room where mottled pine flooring covers the living space.
In the kitchen speckled granite covers the countertops and bar; warm natural-wood cabinets line the walls. Roll out windows extend to catch a breeze and a doorway steps you out onto the covered porch.
The great room comes with lofty ceilings and a wall of glass viewing towards the river. A stack stone fireplace and log mantle take center stage; unique railings of painted steel and rebar to all levels carry forward the boutique craftsman style. And the home comes furnished; very nice fixtures and tastefully chosen to match the feel of the home. You won’t get more turnkey than here where all you have to do walk in, sit down, and relax. Bring your own kayaks and canoes though!
The bedroom on the main level offers tall windows and a doorway to the covered porch, the bath is adjacent. Upstairs is a landing office/sitting/hobby area, all areas up here offer eave storage. The bedroom up here has space for twin beds and an adjacent bath with shower and natural bead board carry-through.
The terrace level is fully tiled and has a high-end acoustical “Frost” paneled ceiling. Dual French doorway sets and a plentiful expanse of glass wraps around the room allowing the light to spill in. This area has the space to serve as a family or rec room, and there is a bedroom and a full bath. Three HVAC systems contribute to the comfort of the home.
A detached single car garage has an apartment bedroom of natural light and wood interior above plus a full shower bath, hobby/office room, and a covered porch on the side.
Outdoor living is a focus here and well it should be given the appeal of the setting. Extensive covered decking wraps around the home on the main level and on the terrace level, all canopied from the elements and looking out across flat terrain to the river. The sound of water reflects into the home and literally every square inch of the property is groomed and manicured.
The setting is one of delicate lacy hemlocks and paper-bark river birches; the area all cleared and mulched beneath the natural canopy. There’s a covered pavilion perched right above the water and you can fish right off the edge. A park-like setting? Parks wish they were this nice.
Beauty of setting, gentle terrain and usability, a meticulously designed and maintained home, end of the road privacy, and exceptional river frontage wrapping around - a rare combination of exceptional circumstances. $439,900.