Tucked away in one of Athens's finest estate neighborhoods and down a long, winding drive sits a rare and an exciting opportunity for the discriminating buyer. Character, custom features, attention to detail and high-quality craftsmanship set this 6 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom home apart. The beautifully crafted, gracious covered porch & entrance beckon you to come in and linger longer. Inside you'll discover a well designed, easy-flowing floor plan which is perfect for entertaining and relaxing with friends and family. This home boasts so many outstanding features, you really must come and s...ee, but I'll mention a few: Breathtaking foyer with imported Italian travertine & soaring 2 story ceiling is open to dining & living areas, staircase & study; Elegant dining room with flanking wood columns & hand-torn wallpaper; Living room with 2 sets of French doors lead to rear privacy deck; Study with built-ins & access to private covered porch; Heart Pine floors throughout main level living areas & upstairs hallway; Fabulous & spacious gourmet kitchen, complete w/ Spagnoli custom cabinets, granite, tile, Sub-zero fridge, Thermador gas stove with 6 eyes & griddle, double ovens & dishwashers, a surprise walk-in pantry and an oversized island w/food prep sink, warming drawer & breakfast bar; Breakfast room w/vaulted ceiling and beautiful view; Keeping room with stone fireplace & access to deck. Home office with built-ins just off kitchen; Master bedroom suite featuring fireplace, his & her walk-in closets & vanities, marble shower & whirlpool tub; Three additional upstairs secondary bedrooms each with their own private bathrooms; Terrace level boast extra wide staircase & landing, a billard/game room with trey ceiling & French doors leading to outdoor patio; HUGE family room with fireplace, 2 large bedrooms, full bathroom; kitchenette, storage rooms (one with garage door); 3 car garage connected by a brick breezeway; above garage apartment features bedroom w/ private bath, walk-in closet and sitting area! Nestled on 9.7 wooded acres and bordering the Middle Oconee River, this distinctive Southern Living Dream Home offers the buyer a private retreat with in-town convenience. Located just 5 miles from ARMC and 6.5 from the UGA arch downtown. This is truly a one of its kind listing! More details and photos available upon request. Call soon to schedule your personal tour of this magnificent property!