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Reinvented ‘Worst & Weirdest’ house in Edgewood desires $450K

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This newly built home replaces the 1925 original with daring design inside and out.

Gray and white house with a red door.
No cookie-cutter moments here.
For Sale by Owner

Three years ago, the original home on this lot in Edgewood scored a dubious spot on “Worst & Weirdest in ATL Listings” thanks to a kitchen “for the buyer who fantasizes about cooking in the former Soviet Republic.” (Ah, the snarky old days).

Since then, however, that structure has been (thankfully) torn down and replaced with a more modern incarnation that’s a stark contrast to its neighbors.

This new two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath rendition works hard to be environmentally friendly, given its status as both Earth Craft- and Energy Star-certified as well as Indoor airPLUS qualified.

The new kitchen features more natural light than its predecessor, and the cabinets are certainly more appealing, though the overall appearance inside is rather ordinary.

What is interesting, however, is the expansive doors and windows overlooking the 1,200-square-foot home’s backyard. As the listing proclaims, “The elaborate landscaping is a part of the living space thanks to the large glass surfaces throughout the home.”

In fact, the landscaping certainly provides some much-needed curb appeal on this otherwise nondescript street.

And while the house is within walking distance to the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA Station and plenty of retail, the asking price of $450,000 (offered For Sale By Owner) could be a deterrent for potential buyers.

Although it’s not out of line for Edgewood, there are other, somewhat similar homes available nearby with more square footage and a lower price. But, given the uprising of moderns in this community, it still may have a short life on the market.