Two-car garage? Check. Rocking-chair front porch? Check. Price beyond the means of many growing families in Atlanta? Looks like it. Such is the predicament of this new four-bedroom traditional in Ormewood Park, which has undergone a $15,000 nip-tuck to offer a "hot new price" of $549,900, as the listing agent puts it. Gone are the days when a half-million smackaroos roped a borderline mansion south of Interstate 20, but what else would a hip intown fam really need? Among these 2,600 square feet is a sprawling living room-kitchen condo, gas fireplace, a few built-in banquets and staidly traditional but tasteful touches like intricate tiling and barn doors. The not-bad 71 Walk Score reflects that this location is about a block from Morelli's Gourmet Ice Cream and such, but still a relative hike to the neighborhood's Glenwood Park section and its culinary attractions. It's been on the market for 20 days, which for many new houses of this variety would be an eternity right now.
· 1075 Ormewood Ave. SE [Estately]