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For $825K, This is How Inman Park Goes Gothic

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Who says Atlanta doesn't embrace history? This tri-level Gothic Victorian home is like a fancy time machine to bygone Inman Park, boasting a modern-day Walk Score of 85. It was built in 1907 and renovated exactly one century later by a local historian and author. Judging by the listing photos, the restoration was meticulous across these 3,100 square feet, resuscitating the pine floors and so many grand fireplaces. Highlights include the porches and decks on each level, the stained-glass flourishes, too-cool breakfast nook and sturdy pocket doors. Off-street parking is included but comes via an alley; there's room to build a garage, as the listing agent suggests, but after spending $825,000, buyers could be tapped out. The extremely low-maintenance backyard leaves something to be desired, like some greenery, but the house itself — while not everyone's cup of tea — makes a strong argument for never going outside. It's unbelievable to think a five-bedroom house like this once sold for $17,500, but that was back in 1977, when Inman Park was a slum with great bones.

· 503 N Highland Ave. NE [Zillow]