497 Rutherford St.


Neighborhoods: Five Points

Status: Sold

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Baths
  • 4931 Square Feet
  • 0.4 Acres
  • Incredible Five Points Home by Award-Winners, Builder J.W. York and Architect Lori Bork Newcomer
  • One of The Most Energy Efficient Homes Ever Constructed in Northeast Georgia
  • Artfully Crafted, Custom Features Throughout- Must See!
  • Unbeatable Location Just Blocks from UGA, Sanford Stadium, and Five Points Shopping/Dining
  • Large, Exquisitely Landscaped, Fenced Backyard with Covered Patio and Outdoor Kitchen

This wonderful, heart of 5-Points gem is a stylish and energy-efficient synthesis of a collaboration between award-winning builder, J. W. York Homes, and award-winning architect, Lori Bork Newcomer, and is the builder’s personal home. With a HERS score of 50, this is one of the most energy-efficient homes to ever be built in Northeast Georgia. Set on a lovely corner lot, it’s conveniently located just blocks from Earthfare grocery store, quality local restaurants, coffee shops, bakery, pubs, and is within walking distance of the University of Georgia, and several parks. It’s also in the sought after Barrow Elementary School District.  This beautifully designed and built home is truly of magazine quality, with stylish kitchen, baths, wonderful natural light, and artful details throughout, including gorgeous lighting fixtures, custom woodwork and cabinetry throughout, Pro-level Electrolux appliances, quartz countertops, Black Walnut stair rail, wall caps, floating shelves, and amazing ‘Live Edge’ vanity by Oneta Woodworks, custom steel beams/handrails/columns, custom barn-style slider doors, an abundance of transom windows, indoor/outdoor fireplaces, outdoor kitchen, whole house water filtration system, Reverse Osmosis water filtration at kitchen sink, whole house audio, 3 water heaters including tankless for Master bath, 0 VOC paint for enhanced air quality, ERV for fresh air intake, 100% LED lighting, 5″ wide oak flooring with natural Bona finish, Icynene open cell spray foam insulation, and a plethora of impressive, high-quality features. ( A list will of special features shall be provided in the documents section of listing. ). Additionally, the floor plan includes master suites and common living areas on all 3 levels of this 4,931′ sanctuary, 5,977′ total under roof. The primary master, on the main floor, has the Zen-like feel of being in a treehouse; with tranquil views of tree canopy and sky; plus, the master bath has a Zen soaking tub that anchors a gorgeous  space. The main level common living area has multi-level ceiling heights up to 18′, a Heatilator Rave Direct Vent gas fireplace, 5″ oak floors with natural Bona finish,  3 glass slider doors in both the dining room and kitchen that open to a large, 400 ‘ covered back porch, which includes an outdoor gas fire pit, kitchen, dining and living area. The porch opens to a lushly landscaped, fenced, and relatively private back yard, with cedar-built, raised beds, irrigation system, full of roses and evergreen plant material. The exterior of house has a BASF Commercial grade stucco veneer with cedar soffits, porch ceilings, and cedar rain screen detailing. There is custom stone, Granite and Flagstone, detailing throughout property. There’s a vast 672′  garage which has wonderful natural light as well; it opens to a basement common area, which includes a home theater/living room, a space for a home gym, a vast 650’ unfinished area for storage area/studio space. There’s also a bedroom & bath on the basement level as well. On the top floor, there are 3 BRs, one an additional master, and a large bonus room or common living area for that level. This is truly a unique property, equipped with the highest quality materials, in one of Athens most desirable in-town neighborhoods. 

  • Elementary School: Barrow
  • Middle School: Clarke
  • High School: Clarke Central
497 Rutherford St.

Agent: Michael Littleton

(C) 706-255-8600
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