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Michael Littleton


Having lived in Athens for 35 years (in almost all the intown neighborhoods), Michael’s passions for housing are varied and have evolved over the years. “I’ve always felt an emotional connection to the older, historic homes and unique properties like churches, warehouses, and schools. So, helping people buy and sell such unique properties has always been gratifying; I can’t imagine a more satisfying way to spend time working.  I’ve been fortunate that my enthusiasm for these properties has also allowed me the privilege to creatively restore some amazing structures over the years. I’ve undertaken these restorations with close friends, who in my estimation are some of the finest craftspeople in the area; it’s hard to put into words just how pleasurable and rewarding this path of experience has been. Along the way, I’ve been privileged to be associated with some truly amazing properties and people. I feel quite blessed.”

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Recently, a number of these crafts folk, and some new acquaintances (some very talented folks who I think will be the next generation of sentient and quality, local builders) made along the way, have begun to build new homes, with an inclination toward building classic structures which incorporate ‘green elements’. It’s been exciting to see historic-style homes being built, which are not only energy efficient, but that are being built with a growing interest in awareness of their potential impact on the environment.

“Our world is clearly changing. Joining CJ&L offers an opportunity to be an agent of that change. It offers an opportunity to blend my passion for historic and unique structures with a movement toward greater environmental awareness. I’m eager to see what this next leg of the journey will bring.”

My Reviews

My Under Contract and Sold Listings

Intown, Under Construction, 4/3.5 Modern 3-level home, on corner lot, with Butterfly roof, porch, patio, 1 car garage with electric car charger, and basement studio apartment with its own laundry room and kitchenette. Located just blocks from Dudley Park, Oconee River/Greenway Trails, Firefly Trails, Downtown and UGA. This is 1 of an enclave of 4 homes being built, and the last available, with an anticipated completion date of July 2021. The entire 1st floor is common living area, which will have a stylish kitchen ( with large island, pantry, quartz counters, tile backsplash, and stainless appliances ), wood flooring, and will open to both a covered porch and a patio. The top floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, including a nice master suite with ceilings vaulted to 12', with large walk-in closet, and tile shower with glass door in bath. The studio apartment lends itself to a wide array of flexible use, as it could be a wonderful home office, a home studio for an artist/musician, a home theater, an in-law or teen suite, or it could be used to generate income as an Airb&b space to offset mortgage. This is the most green-centric of Athens' in-town neighborhoods, with multiple parks, trail systems, Trail and Branch creeks, along with the Oconee River, yet convenient to wonderful restaurants, live music, theater, art venues, as well as all the cultural offerings of the University ( within bike/walk distance ). 379,900 sold

125 Harper Street Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,051 SqFt 0.110 Acres

Rare, In town, New Construction 2-Story 3/2.5 home, that includes a detached new construction 1/1 Guest Cottage, perfect for creating a family compound, a work from home office, or potential  Airb&b income. This location provides a straight path to Downtown and UGA's campus, and is just blocks from a 108 acre park, and Dudley Park ( which borders the Oconee River with views of Downtown and UGA on across the River ), the labyrinth of Greenway Trails, the Firefly Trail, and pocket parks along the River. This is the most Green-centric of Athens' In town neighborhoods, and is centrally located to all the things that make Athens a unique and desirable place to live, a culturally diverse, arts-centric, college community. The main house uses the entire 1st floor for generous common living area, which opens to a full width of house front porch and a rear covered patio with ceiling fan. The common area features a stylish kitchen with large island, pantry, quartz counters, tile backsplash, and stainless appliances and range hood. Upstairs, there are 3 BRs and 2 full baths, including a Master Suite with Trey ceiling & large walk-in closet; the bath features a tile shower with glass enclosure & hinged door, as well as a double vanity with granite counters. The detached cottage is both functional and cute, with a double French door entrance from front patio, entering the common living space, including kitchenette. There's 1 bedroom and bath, as well as a laundry closet. The lot is irrigated and sod; and offers space for cottage gardens. Each structure offers energy-efficient, low maintenance living spaces. See the floor plans and design selections for more info. 369,900 sold

507 Third Street Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,060 SqFt 0.260 Acres

In-Town, New Construction, 3/2.5 home in the Cottages at Hilltop, an enclave of charming cottages with historic design elements, with 6-7 acres of communal greenspace, located within walk/bike distance of Downtown Athens, UGA, and the River/Greenway Trails network of walk/bike paths. This community is within a block of a pocket park, 5-Acre Woods, and Williams Farm, an educational and community service farm run by the Athens Land Trust.  200 Lake Street features a very efficiently designed floor plan, with an abundance of natural light, and is a low maintenance, energy efficient home. The 1st floor is essentially open, common living area with a stylish kitchen which features: a large island with pendant lighting, quartz counters, tile backsplash, a pantry, and stainless appliances. Additionally, the 1st floor consists of a front porch, LR, DR, 1/2 bath, laundry room, hallway to side door, & slider glass doors to back patio. Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, including a master suite with tray ceiling, a large walk-in closet, and sleek bath with subway tile shower, & glass door. The floors throughout the home are highly durable LVP, which look like wood, though isn't vulnerable to moisture or seasonal movement, and are easy to maintain. The lawn has an irrigation system, sod lawn, and an array of foundation plantings. Parking is behind the house, accessed by an alley, and on the other side of the alley is the communal greenspace, ideal for recreational area or outdoor gatherings. This is a very central in-town location, just blocks from the Athens Loop, and it essentially offers a straight path thru the heart of Downtown, on College Avenue, culminating  at the UGA Arches, the entrance to UGA's historic North campus. Along this path, it intersects with the River Greenway Trail, a labyrinth of evolving bike-walk trails that connect with the Firefly Trails, multiple Intown parks, and Sandy Creek nature center. 299,000 sold

200 Lake Street Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,560 SqFt 0.100 Acres

Charming 1950 cottage in the heart of Normaltown on a quiet street, with picket fence front yard, detached garage/studio/workshop, courtyard, on large lot with huge, fairly private backyard. Located in a wonderful walk/bike neighborhood, just blocks from Bishop Park, a neighborhood park, the 58 acre historic campus where UGA Health Science campus is located, local restaurants, coffee, juice, dessert, music venues, Piedmont hospital, and minutes from Downtown and UGA's main campus. Artful touches throughout house. Kitchen has stainless cabinetry, counters, and island (wrapped in heart pine), and appliances. Wood stove in living room. Double doors hung on metal brackets separate common area from either a secondary bedroom or office. Tile bathroom with IKEA sink/vanity. There's an office/pantry/studio and laundry area off kitchen. Back door opens to a private courtyard with fire pit. Front door opens to perfect cottage garden front yard, with maple tree, and jasmine vines tendril the picket fence, roses, a red leaf Japanese maple, lantana, and bulbs. The back yard has the feel of a park, expansive and lush, wonderful for recreation or gardening, and plenty of land to expand if desired. Convenient to all things Athens, this is a rare gem worth seeing. 285,000 sold

150 Westover Drive Athens, Georgia

2 Beds 1 Baths 948 SqFt 0.340 Acres

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