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$485K East Atlanta renovation adds warmth, lands contract

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No 50 shades in here

This foundation-up renovation in East Atlanta has deployed a radical tactic in trying to lure buyers: interior warmth. Gasp!

And it appears to have paid off.

Bucking the grey-white-grey — or grey-grey-grey trend — that’s besieged Atlanta for years, this four-bedroom charmer a few blocks south of the Village is infused with rustic-chic, wide-plank pine flooring, refreshing tile choices, and (double gasp!) actual colorful paint on some walls.

Only a few walls remain of the property’s former 1950s ranch, which sold for $150,000 in August 2015. The first-floor expansion and addition of a second story have resulted in 2,361 square feet now.

It’s the work of group called Drum Homes, who adds in the listing, "We also added some cool details like ... exposed rafter tails, custom hood surround in your new kitchen, custom front porch brackets as well as a covered rear porch."

Listed at $484,900 two weeks ago, it swiftly went under contract.

Some might bemoan the lack of garage (there’s a carport/porte-cochère attached), but sub-$500,000 houses of this size are becoming increasingly rare, and thus the demand. Unless a bidding war pushed it over that half-mil threshold.