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For $1.38M, six-bedroom Morningside sprawler takes traditional to next level

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Despite size, new construction near Va-Hi shops is rarely gaudy

A new home for sale in the Morningside neighborhood of Atlanta.
From the street, a relatively restrained 4,600 square feet.
Keller Knapp

This freshly built, six-bedroom beefcake with a carriage-house chaser is marketed as having “distinction around every corner” in the leafy heart of Morningside-Lenox Park. And that’s probably not an overstatement.

From the shiplap and coffered ceilings to the general main-floor layout, it echoes the neo-Craftsman approach that’s popular in neighborhoods from Underwood Hills to Oakhurst. Only it takes virtually everything to another level, including the bedroom and bathroom count (six each), square footage (a whopping 4,603), and many finishes throughout (see: marble bathroom and basement built-ins).

Heck, it has three separate front entrances.

A few blocks from Piedmont Park and around the corner from the commercial node with Alon’s Bakery and Doc Chey’s Noodle House, the home’s location would seem to belie its “Somewhat Walkable” WalkScore of 54.

In any case, the neighborhood prestige and so much “distinction” carry an asking price of $1,375,000, which various comps show to be logical.

Admirable touches include the kitchen’s bench seating, the master bathroom’s tile-work and throwback clawfoot tub (joined by a built-out closet the size of a studio apartment), and a finished carriage house that doesn’t appear to have cut corners. Also nice: the dual patios and wood-burning fireplace attached to said carriage house.

On the flip side, fans of spacious backyards are plain out of luck.

The home’s immensity really shows from the back, where it appears to be a smaller apartment complex. Take that, Joneses.

The lot’s relatively tiny predecessor, which would sell for an even $500,000 last year.
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