Julie Barnett
Harry Norman, Realtors® is licensed in Georgia and North Carolina
Julie Barnett
Harry Norman Realtors® Luxury Lake and Mountain
Cell: 404-697-3860
Office: 706.212.0228
Fax: 706.212.0161


38 Sourwood Trl.
Clarkesville, GA 30523
For Sale

Price: $5,850,000
Property Type: Lake House
Bedrooms: 5.0
Bathrooms: 5.5
Sq. Ft. (approx): 6641
Year Built: 2002
MLS Listing: Georgia MLS #7640647

Mellow Yellow on Lake Burton


     The ultimate entertainer’s retreat, this iconic 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath Lake Burton home is situated in a protected cove with sweeping lake and mountain views. Designed by architect Bill Harrison of Harrison Designs and styled by designer Karen Ferguson, also of Harrison Designs, this magnificent 6,600+ sq. ft. smart home is a true designer showplace. The foyer entry leads to a beautiful family room with reclaimed heart pine flooring, a vaulted ceiling with reclaimed beams and a 2-story stone fireplace and wall of windows framing wide-open lake views. A gourmet chef’s kitchen is located off the family room featuring custom cabinetry, oak beams, a raised hearth stone fireplace, venetian plastered walls, a built-in jukebox, dining for 10+ with built-in seating, a large island, travertine apron sink, stainless prep sink, built-in expresso maker by Miele and professional appliances by Dacor, Sub Zero and Bosch. The kitchen provides access to 2 covered lakeside porches, one for dining and another for lounging beside a cozy outdoor fireplace.

     The main floor features a guest suite with a coffee bar, private lakeside porch and en-suite bath with double vanity, jetted tub and walk-in closet. A detached art studio is easily accessed from the main floor guest suite and features a vaulted shiplap ceiling, stained concrete flooring and a wall of windows with a Juliette balcony overlooking spectacular lake views. Upstairs, the master suite boasts a barrel ceiling, masonry stone fireplace with gas logs and a luxury master bath with double vanities, jetted tub, dual headed steam shower and a celebrity-style custom walk-in closet with built-in safe. A private lakeside deck off the master offers a beautiful view of Charlie mountain. A home office is conveniently located off the master bedroom featuring a built-in wormy chestnut desk for two and day bed for reading.  A 3rd private guest suite is located across a hallway offering mountain views, a coffee bar, private full bath with double vanity,  jetted tub and walk-in closet. A loft accessed from the 2nd floor houses a gym with stunning lake and mountain views.

     The terrace level is the ultimate entertainment zone equipped with a family room with built-in media console, masonry stone fireplace, billiards area and wet bar with built-in dishwasher and refrigerator drawers, wine cooler and icemaker. Two separate bunkrooms each feature 4 sets of custom, built-in bunk beds with locker-room-style bathrooms. The “boys” bunkroom provides direct access to the lakeside sport-court and features a large bathroom with 3 shower stalls, a water closet, a stand-up urinal and custom concrete trough sink. The “girls” bunkroom offers direct access to the lakeside built-in hot tub and features another locker-room-style bathroom with 2 shower stalls, a jetted tub, 2 water closets, a changing room and custom concrete trough sink. The terrace family room accesses a sprawling lakeside Pennsylvania Bluestone patio with a 10’ round built-in Jacuzzi pool, fire-pit, grilling pavilion, sunning area, sport court with basketball goal and built-in tether ball. Stone pavers lead to a 2-stall, 2-story boathouse with a large outdoor living area up top, complete with a bar area, tv and diving board on deep water. A swim dock is located across the cove from the boathouse providing a protected swimming area equipped with a basketball goal mounted on the seawall.


With 3 master suites and 2 bunk-rooms, this home comfortably sleeps 23 in beds.


Additional amenities include: Crestron integrated whole house system (can be managed via wi-fi), full house generator, pre-stubbed for elevator shaft, motorized curtains, gated entry, courtyard parking with 2-car covered carport and garage, paved access, lakeside sport court. All furnishings and watercrafts are negotiable.

Information herein deemed reliable, but subject to change.

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