An unremarkable mid-1920s bungalow from the street, this newly listed home in West End has got a whole lot going on in the back. A few blocks south of Interstate 20, with easy access to the West End MARTA station and West End Mall, the crowning feature of the home seems to be its proximity — a mere block — from the soonish-to-be Beltline Westside Trail. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home is fairly spacious at almost 2,400 square feet, though it appears a quaint historic pad at first glance. But around back, the soaring two-story living space with huge windows and doors looking out to the back yard has a lot of potential. The dark green walls, four droopy ceiling fans and random boards lend a spooky, uninhabited feel, however. And the ramshackle garage is straight out of Scooby Doo.
With only two interior shots and a listing that highlights the need for a renovation, the overall condition of the nearly 90-year-old home might be a bit worrisome to a potential buyer. However, if the Old Fourth Ward and other neighborhoods similarly affected by the Beltline Eastside Trail are any indicator, despite the home's quirks and needed work, the values in the neighborhood may soon be on the up-and-up. Assuming there's no major structural issues or dead bodies in the creep-tastic garage or cellar, for $115,000, the home could be, as the agent says, an "investors dream."
· 945 Beecher St SW [Estately]