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In Decatur, Slick Craftsman is an Entertainer's Dream

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Atlanta homebuilders continue to aim for the soulful vibe of old houses, without the drafts and teensy closets. Case in point: This new Craftsman home in Decatur has come on the market tricked out with hardwood floors throughout, a large front porch and stained-glass windows. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the 2,649 square-foot home is spacious and open. This place might be brand-spanking new, but antique doors and some serious millwork and molding lend a welcome dose of "period charm." A fancy-pants kitchen, media room and grilling porch overlooking a large backyard mean this home is ready for summertime entertaining. Located on the far western border of Decatur, the home is close to the East Lake MARTA station, but far from desirable Decatur Square. So the question becomes: Will charm and high-end finishes be enough to get the house sold for $725,000?

· 136 Melrose Avenue [Zillow]