In-Town, New Construction, 3/2.5 home ( scheduled for completion March 2021 ) in the Cottages at Hilltop, an enclave of charming cottages with historic design elements, sharing 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 also on the same block with a pocket park, 5-Acre Woods, and Williams Farm, an educational and community service farm run by the Athens Land Trust. 260 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 LR, DR, 1/2 bath, hallway to back door, back porch & patio, plus an attached 1-car garage, with electric car charger. Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a laundry room, including a master suite, with large walk-in closet, and sleek bath with subway tile shower, hinged glass door. The floors throughout the common living areas of home are highly durable LVP, which look like wood, but aren't vulnerable to moisture or seasonal movement, and are easy to maintain. The lawn will have an irrigation system, sod lawn, and an array of foundation plantings. ( For photos of a recently completed version of this house plan, Google 350 Lake Street. ) This is a very central in-town location, just blocks from the Athens Loop, and 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. The Cottages at Hilltop will offer an array of similar, new construction, cottages, consisting of 4 floor plans, 22 homes, built in this enclave throughout 2021, with completion dates in March, May, July, and into the Fall. If interested, once under contract, buyers can meet with builder's interior designer to participate in making an array of finish selections, especially during pre-construction or early in construction stages of building these homes.