Taking a break from the everyday grind, George and Donna Atkins retreat their North Columbus getaway just off the Green Island’s Lake Oliver. By Stephanie Reeves . Photos By Doug Roth

Green Island’s picturesque Lake Oliver has long been a welcoming home for the Atkins. This 4 bedroom, 4 and half bath home was built in 1975. It was completely renovated by current homeowners George and Donna Atkins, in 2008. Jack Jenkins did the architectural work
on the home, while George’s wife Donna did the decorated interior and chose the colors.

The house sits off Lake Oliver across from the Green Island Golf Course, on over 2 acres in Green Island Hills. The style of the home is ranch with an added modern twist from the floor-to-ceiling glass on the back of the house. There is also a deck off the back of the home and one off of the swimming pool, which has a fountain with a covered gazebo. The home also features an enclosed boathouse with boat slip and floating dock.

The owners enjoy the calming, relaxing view of the lake. “We’ve never lived anywhere we’ve
enjoyed more. The effect the lake provides. The view is different everyday,” Atkins says. Previously living in a 200-year-old town home in Virginia, they knew this was the place for them when they saw the ever-changing views that were offered up by living lakeside. They enjoy eating dinner on the back deck, looking out over the water, and spending time with friends on their pontoon boat.

Even though the home sits off in the woods, on the lake, it is close to all the shopping and only
10 minutes from Downtown Columbus.svm