It’s no wonder this lovely Tudor from the 1930s once earned a slot on the Decatur Tour of Homes, or that the listing agent rightly describes it as "stunning," with its blend of present-day perks and yesteryear charm.
What’s more perplexing is how long this old home has languished on the market. Houses of comparable size have sold left and right in Decatur for well north of $900,000, which is the current, reduced price here.
With six bedrooms and more than 3,700 square feet, this place listed on April Fool’s Day (read: eons ago in Decatur) at $950,000 and has undergone five price-adjustments since.
What’s up with that?
The location, a few blocks east of the Decatur Square, is described as the "quiet end of East Ponce," and the curb appeal isn’t lacking, with so much brick, granite, and well-tended plant life.
It boasts a screened porch, tile deck, and patio around a pool described as "spectacular." For fans of antique charm, the kitchen shines, blending top-flight Viking and Sub-Zero appliances with soapstone counters, a nickel range hood, and massive farm sink that all seem plucked from 1931. Beneath, there’s a functional basement that’s raw in all the right ways.
Regarding parking ... well, maybe this is albatross. Are Decatur buyers not willing to splurge $900,000 for a property with no garage? At least the driveway’s wide, and the carport pretty.