This circa-1900 bungalow in tucked-away Whittier Mill Village is a splendid example of Atlanta renovations that skillfully embrace the past. Rarely has timeworn furniture looked so appropriate.
Listed this week at $410,000, the revived three-bedroom is the personal residence of Barbara Westbrook, a versatile Atlanta designer who’s left her mark from Buckhead’s Mandarin Oriental to New Zealand. She actually added more interior walls to diffuse a loft-like feel (and exposed chimney) left by previous renovations, according to a Garden & Gun profile of the property last year.
The sky-blue porch ceiling, heart-pine floors that course with wormholes, and new Marvin windows are historically accurate nods to the past, while Calacatta white marble bathrooms and fixtures by Waterworks bring elegant touches of the present. One highlight is a kidney-shaped double sink from the 1930s. An added bonus is the flat back yard that adjoins Whittier Mill Park, the neighborhood’s signature greenspace.
For a bungalow this size (2,098 square feet), fetching more than $400,000 could set a new watermark in Whittier Mill. So the asking could be a tall order, despite the positives. Or maybe not.