Fans of shaker shingles, generous rocking-chair porches, and respectfully modernized traditional houses could find this Candler Park renovation rather delightful.
Listed this week at $949,900, the circa-1920, light-green property casts a handsome and gutter-free visage in a neighborhood known for traditional jaw-droppers. The listing agent shouts, simply, “This is it!”
Perks include ceilings that rise over 10 feet (Atlantans of a century ago knew how to live large and evacuate summer heat) and the rambling, inspiring master suite with a vaulted, shiplap ceiling, eye-catching chandelier, and fanciful bathroom. It’s one of five bedrooms among these 3,385 square feet.
While its footprint isn’t huge, the sleek but rustic chef’s kitchen has exposed beams and access to the elevated back deck.
At this price point, however, gripes could include the practically nonexistent landscaping and minuscule garage. Back inside, the appropriate staging mixes what looks like antiques with more contemporary furnishings and BB&B wall art.
Maybe it’s a drawback that the house is poised on busy McLendon Avenue, but the three-block proximity here to Little Five Points beefs up the enviable 86 Walk Score. The Porter Beer Bar and such is just a short stumble down a hexagonal sidewalk.
Prior to renovations, the home last sold in September 2015 for less than half its current ask — $409,000.
- 1269 McLendon Ave. [Estately]