168 Evans Drive
Welcome home to Bear Creek Bay, where life slows down and serenity awaits! Enjoy your own gated, private lakefront estate on over 3 acres with sweeping water views from almost every room. With 200 feet of lake frontage, you will enjoy the outdoors all year long! Go for a boat ride, kayak, fish, swim from your own backyard! Nature awaits and as you explore the grounds, you will often see deer, bald eagles, ducks and many kinds of birds. The home and property were thoughtfully designed for today's lifestyle, whether you're entertaining many or enjoying a simple dinner at home. The two story great room includes a floor to ceiling stone surround fireplace that is the center of the living spaces. The kitchen is a dream! Custom cabinets with so much space and soft close feature, large pantry, 10 ft island, butler's pantry, separate closet for small appliances, professional appliances including Sub Zero fridge/freezer, 3 dishwashers, warming drawer, ice maker, beverage fridge, gas range and double ovens. Enjoy lake views while you cook your favorite meal and hang out with friends and family! The dining room seats 12+ and connects the kitchen to the fireside keeping room that has large custom sliding doors that lead to the pool with waterfall, spa and screened porch. Find rest in the main level owner's retreat that includes two custom walk-in closets, bathroom with built-ins, two vanities, claw foot tub with fireplace and spacious 7 zone steam shower with waterfall feature. The master bedroom has its own fireplace and a sitting area with a great view of the lake. Completing the main level is a guest bedroom and full bathroom, large laundry room with built-ins and space for a second fridge and mudroom with new mahogany lockers. Upstairs has two bedrooms with walk-in custom closets and a full bathroom. Connected to the 4 car garage is a carriage house that is approximately 2,500 sq feet, and includes a full kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and massive bonus room that would make a great home office, hang out space or home gym. The current owner has recently installed and completed the following items: New paint throughout, designer light fixtures and fans, flooring in carriage house, new landscaping including blueberry shrubs (irrigated), custom iron fencing around the property, converted pool to saltwater and installed child protective fencing around the pool that is removable, new roof and gutters, and two new heating and air units. All fireplaces have gas logs. The home is well equipped with 5 heating and air conditioning zones with Nest and Eco-Bee controls, heated floor system throughout the main level, generator, two tankless water heaters, whole house water filtration and purification system. The basement and crawl space are encapsulated and the home is energy efficient. Smart House electronic and security systems are installed and can be controlled remotely from any location. There is a private, hidden boat ramp on the property. Entertain or relax lakeside on the concrete patio that is wired and complete with exterior lighting. The sunrise and sunset views are incredible, and the stars light up the sky at night! There are so many features to the home and property, and complete list is available upon request. Retreat from the world, yet only 15 minutes to Athens and less than an hour to Atlanta.