Emblematic of West End’s early 20th Century prestige, this rejuvenated 1920s bungalow is all about the details.
Listed four days ago for $349,900, the recently renovated, three-bedroom abode occupies a street (Lucile) loaded with character-rich homes in the same vein. Find it about two blocks from where the newly christened Westside Trail meets Gordon White Park.
A spacious front porch leads to a grand entry and the first glimpses of stained trim, old coffered ceilings, and other inimitable detailing that showcases “the craftsmanship of old,” as the listing puts it, giving an indication of so many period wonders within.
Among the Arts & Crafts splendor is the most handsome living-room fireplace to blip the radar in ages, where hanging a television could be sacrilege. Overall, at 1,856 square feet, the house isn’t huge by Atlanta standards, but it’s probably ample for most families. And certainly for couples.
Bathrooms (three total) have been modernized in a way that should win favor with many modern-day buyers, but stylistically the look isn’t exactly congruous with other rooms.
Highlights include the dining room’s bench seating, original built-ins, the big fresh deck around back, and a cozy fireside study connected to the master bedroom. The kitchen lacks seating of any sort—but, well, the nearby dining room is a more charming option for taking meals anyhow.
Along with “steps from” the Beltline proximity, the listing promotes the Atlanta rarity that is a deep, flat lot. So there’s much to admire here on Lucile, but the house also happens to be the neighborhood’s most expensive (non-delusional) offering at the moment.
- 1237 Lucile Ave. SW [ABOVE ATLANTA]