131 Melbourne Drive

Athens GA, 30606


$195.23 per sqft


5 Beds

3.5 Baths

5,509 sqft


Built in 1990

The epitome of the Classic Southern Home meeting Modern Sophistication is found in this Elegant, All Brick Estate nestled on 2 private acres in West Athen's - Sedgefield. Highly spacious, yet intimate & cozy, this floor plan will appeal to buyers loving a defined room plan, as well as an open concept plan w/ it's easy flow & large spaces. Upon entrance, you will be "Wowed," but, focus back on the grand 2-story open staircase & rich hdwd flrs found throughout the entire home. To the right find the Great Rm boasting wood burning fplc, 4 bowed front windows, & gorgeous, custom wall of windows interspersed w/ a bookshelf between each window. All windows in home offer custom plantation shutters & many, decorator roman shades. To the left is the formal (or casual) Dining Room w/ double doors leading into the Kitchen & Family Room. Take a breath as you make your way into the finely appointed & true Heart of the Home. This state-of-the-art Kitchen hosts Spagnol Cabinetry, timeless absolute black leather finish granite, Top of the line stainless appliances (including Dacor drawer microwave, Double convection ovens, 5 burner gas cook top, Miele Dishwasher & French door refrigerator), oversized prep & gathering island, coffee bar, ample counter space, built in pantries, spice closets & stainless farm sink. The kitchen extends into the breakfast area featuring a built-in window seat, wet bar & brick wall giving the room add'l southern character & warmth. From the Kitch or Dining Rm, enter the generous sized Family Rm w/ big brick hearth & Fplc featuring a wood storage cabinet. Wall of sliders will fully open to bring outside entertaining into this room! From the family room is access to the scrn'd porch, the fun study/pet/play nook under the stairs, the back stairway, & the 3-car garage. Off the foyer hallway are multiple storage closets & well-appointed powder room. On the right wing past the Laundry Rm is the Lavish Owners Suite boasting space for large furniture & sitting area around the fplc. The Suite opens to its own patio area overlooking the pool. Vestibule to Ensuite offers His & Hers closets which gives the opportunity for more privacy w/out the bath door right in bedroom! Absolute luxury abounds in renovated bath w/ freestanding soaking tub, separate shower w/ frameless glass, double sinks, & beautiful quartz countertops.
Making your way up the graceful, open staircase, take in the extensive trim & the fine appointments, as they a will again set the stage for what is to come upstairs! At the top of the staircase is the entrance to the rear balcony viewing the magnificent property. What a great place for stargazing in the big open Athens sky! Hdwd flrs & quality amenities found on main level continue upstairs & in all bedrooms. There are four 4 bdrms upstairs, each with their own charm. Two share a spa-like jack & jill bathroom and the other two share a very large hall bath. The 4th bedroom opens to a bonus room w/ back stairs to main level...perfect for teen or au pair.
Moving outside, is your private retreat on 2 acres...most of the property has been professionally landscaped except the private woods you view & share with the deer family neighbors. Enjoy the heated pool, and definitely bring all your furry friends, because a large portion of the yard is fully & tastefully fenced. Prestigious Sedgefield is one of West Athens best kept secrets. Tucked away off Tallassee, it is just minutes to the Loop, UGA Medical College, Prince Ave Medical Center & Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital, Downtown, & UGA. Enjoy Intown living but have the advantage of acreage & insulation from traffic... immerse yourself when you want!They are no longer building a true Classic Home like this today in the Classic City! However, with this beautiful estate you also have: NEW roof, windows, kitchen, baths, HVACs, and hot water heaters all new or under 5 years, flooring, paint, all pool equipment, landscaping & more! Welcome Home.



January 14, 2024


February 15, 2024



131 Melbourne Drive
Athens GA, 30606

Interior Features

Total Stories



5 Beds


3.5 Baths

Interior Features

Bookcases, Double Vanity, Entrance Foyer 2 Story, Walk-In Closet(s), Wet Bar, Other


Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Gas Cooktop, Microwave, Refrigerator, Other

Laundry Description

Laundry Room, Main Level

Floor Description




Fireplace Description

Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom



Cooling Description

Ceiling Fan(s), Central Air, Zoned



Heating Description

Central, Forced Air, Natural Gas, Zoned

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

1.96 Acres

Exterior Features

Balcony, Lighting, Private Yard, Other

Lot Features

Landscaped, Level, Sprinklers In Front, Sprinklers In Rear, Wooded

Architectual Style





Public Sewer

School Information

High School

Clarke Central

Elementary School

Whitehead Road

Other Property Details



Tax Frequency


Days on Market


Association Fee




Garage Spaces



Attached, Garage, Garage Faces Side, Level Driveway, Storage



View Description



Clarke - GA

Water Source




Pool Features

Fenced, Heated, In Ground

Buyer Agency Compensation


Green Building Features

Green Features


Listing History








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