This 1870 bungalow in Whittier Mill Village should please buyers whose hearts leap at the sound of creaking pine floors. It's a well-preserved, soulful example of Whittier Mill's charms — the kind of home where reclaimed wood was never lost in the first place. For $255,000, it includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an airy kitchen and fireplaces that look like they've withstood tornadoes, in a good way. The lot, we're told, is flat and among the largest in the village. And the front porch, which would be naked without a rocking chair or five, is built with columns from the neighborhood's original mill.
For those unfamiliar, close-knit Whittier Mill is one of Atlanta's first neighborhoods — nestled near the Chattahoochee River, just inside the Perimeter — with communal warmth that "surpasses the definition of Southern charm," per the listing agent. The community might boast tree-lined streets and a lovely park that's dotted with ruins (and bocce balls), but the Walk Score here is 18, so wise buyers will keep a car handy.