4905 Ruth St Athens, GA
$ 130,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#8864966
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCLARKE
  • CityAthens
  • AreaClk1
  • NeighborhoodNorth Farm
  • Zip30606
  • StyleBungalow/Cottage
  • Year Built1920
  • Taxes661
  • Price$ 130,000
  • Bedrooms1
  • Full Bathrooms1
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage800
  • Lot Size0.33 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Michael Littleton with Chastain, Jenkins & Leathers.
Property Description

Unique, In-Town, 1920s 2-Story, 1/1 Cottage, affectionately referred to as, GÇÿBaby Ruth', this sweet abode feels like it may have been built by Keebler Elves, or Robinson Crusoe, with it's treehouse feel. Once the guest house for the authentic 113 year old farmhouse next door, also for sale, these 2 unique structures have been subdivided from a larger parcel, and a driveway added, to eliminate the previously shared driveway. That said, both the farmhouse at 490 Ruth, and the cottage at 490.5, with it's .33 acre lot, can certainly be purchased as a package, such that this property could continue to be a guest cottage, or a home office, art/studio space, or used for rental income or Airb&b. Independently, this is rare and artful, affordable in-town property, which offers a straight pathway into Downtown, crossing the Oconee River and River Greenway labyrinth of bike/walk trails, and intersects the famous UGA Arches the serve as the entrance to Historic North campus. Additionally, this neighborhood was once primarily farmland, so one can see several authentic historic farmhouses sprinkled in amongst newer construction, on a street lined with ancient oaks, and it's just blocks from 5 Acre Woods, a neighborhood protected green space, and Williams Farm, which is managed by the Athens Land Trust, and serves the Community as an educational farm site. GÇÿBaby RuthGÇÿ, though small, has potential to be expanded, as it sits on a good-sized lot, with a mix of old hardwood trees creating shade, and full sun areas, excellent for gardening. The structure has a newer, energy-smart metal roof, exceptionally thick, beefy wood siding, electrical updates have been made, and has been painted inside & out. Upon entering, the 1st floor is all common living area, including the kitchen, with new Shaker-style cabinetry, counters, sink, & stainless appliances. Additionally, the common area features wood wainscot, an antique mantle, pocket windows, & track lighting. An open staircase leads upstairs to a master suite with original heart pine flooring, wood walls/ceiling, and an abundance of natural light . At the top of the stairs, one can access a balcony overlooking the sunny and private back yard. If one is seeking to embrace a simple lifestyle, or the hard to find Tiny House experience, this may be the perfect space. Or, if needing more space, this unique cottage creates an excellent foundation that one can build additions onto, perhaps economically adding a 2nd, or even a 3rd BR, as time, need, or finances allow. Ultimately, this is a wonderfully central in-town location, convenient to all the things that make living in Athens, a culturally diverse, arts-centric, college community, so special.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Howard B Stroud Elementary School Clarke Middle School Clarke Central High School
Price History
9/30/2020 Listed $130,000

General Features

Amenities None
Beds 1
Class Single Family Detached
Construction Wood Siding
Construction Status Resale
Cooling Ceiling Fan, Central
Cooling Source Electric
Elementary School Howard B Stroud
Energy Related None
Full Baths 1
Heating Central
Heating Source Electric
High School Clarke Central
Interior Features Hardwood Floors
Listing Area CLK1
Middle School Clarke
Ownership Fee Simple
Price Per Sq Ft 162.5
Showing Instructions 24 Hour Access, Lockbox Non-GAMLS Compat, Vacant
Status Active
Status Active
Stories 2 Stories
Style Bungalow/Cottage
Subdivision North Farm
Tax Year 2020
Taxes 661.39
Type Single Family Detached
Year Built 1920

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished 800
Baf Main 1
Basement Crawlspace
Br Main 1
Kitchen Equipment Range/Oven, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliance
Rooms Other (See Remarks)
Total Finished Area 800

Exterior Features

Acreage Source Public Record
Exterior Balcony
Lot Description None
Lot Size 1/3 - 1/2 Acre
Lot Size Area 0.33
Openparking 2 Car, Off Street
Water/Sewer Public Water, Sewer Connected


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 30606

AVG $510K
AVG $2,993
AVG 16
Year Built
AVG 1990
AVG 33
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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