A short walk from the Beltline and Piedmont Park, a new home at 1384 Middlesex Avenue appears from the front to be a cozy craftsman — but turn down Hillpine Drive and the side profile offers a much different impression. Behind the quaint Tudor façade lies a three-story monster, packed beyond the gables with rooms on rooms on rooms. It's like someone tried to shove 10 pounds of house into framing built for five. Listed just last week, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3400-square-foot home replaced a more understated abode which was leveled and reconstructed within the past year. Packed to the brim with hardwood floors, a master on the main and a French country kitchen with all the fancy trimmings — all accompanied by that new house smell — the home is listed for $1.2 million. While the location is enviable, the price is on the high end for the neighborhood.
· 1384 Middlesex Avenue [Zillow]
— Michael Kahn