Standing tall a couple of blocks south of Piedmont Park, this tri-level townhome (at right) is making a case that intown modern can offer more approachable livability than cold minimalism.
The 7th Street duplex property first blipped the radar while under construction two years ago, when it was marketed as the “most affordable” thing around at nearly $860,000. Once finished, it would eventually sell for $795,000 last December, and a lot of smart interior decorating befitting the style (and a glossy shelter magazine) ensued.
Less than a year later, it’s back on the market this week, asking $100 shy of $900,000.
Accessed by way of a very commercial staircase, the unit’s warming use of woods begins with the facade, where a nice, elevated front porch greets guests. Inside is a long, open floorplan with 10-foot ceilings the listing describes as “incredible architectural style” still in “perfect condition.” Its online presentation illustrates the value of pleasant, professional photography.
The layout seems simple and efficient, with an included flex/media room contributing to the 2,400 square feet. It has three bedrooms and just two 1⁄2 bathrooms, which could be sufficient for a couple but maybe a sticking point for a larger clan.
The garage fits just a single car (or possibly two in tandem), but the 80 WalkScore suggests that maybe a second one wouldn’t be necessary.
“You can walk to EVERYTHING you could need or want in the city,” the listing enthuses, “MARTA, the park, the Beltline, the movies, grocery shopping...you name it.”
So maybe that—in conjunction with the property’s style—is worth $100,000 more than last year.
- 402 7th St. NE [Keller Williams]