As a (probably wise) marketing tool, this Boulevard Heights overhaul of grandiose proportions has deployed drones to emphasize its proximity to downtown and the Beltline’s future southeastern leg.
But to really drive the point home, the listing agent drops this: "A mere 30 steps to the Beltline SE Trail! The closer you are to the Beltline, the more VALUABLE your home is!"
Here, just south of Grant Park, a smallish brick home from 1954 is being transformed into this 2,591-square-foot offering of many porches and vague Prairie influences, which the agent calls "arguably the MOST Over-the-Top, CUSTOM Home in Boulevard Heights (and) Grant Park!"
Listed at $600,000, it’s also the priciest.
Offering three (ostensibly large) bedrooms and three and 1⁄2 bathrooms, the home is the creation of family-run BLITE Developers, which could either be a play on words or, according to Merriam-Webster, a reference to "any of several herbs of the family Chenopodiaceae."
Inside and out, it’s not quite finished yet, but it’s clear the 20-foot ceilings in the living room and that sprawling patio are aiming, like drone footage, to impress. The former home and its oversized lot, which makes the swollen footprint and elaborate landscape infrastructure possible, traded for $95,000 last year.