The popularity of Atlanta homes with “urban farmhouse” leanings is shouting “Westward Ho!” with this new Howell Station dwelling, which melds a vaguely rural ethos with skyline views.
Described as less rustic and more “gorgeous classic,” the four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence presents a hearty helping of space—a hay bale shy of 2,700 square feet, in fact—for $519,900 in the Grady High School district.
It’s the work of Intown Renewal Developers, the same outfit behind this “comfortable contemporary” East Atlanta new-build that sold earlier this year.
The urban/modern farmhouse look has gained steam across intown nabes for several years now, with some of the earliest examples having popped up in Edgewood and Ormewood Park.
Back on Niles Avenue, an inviting, at-grade porch opens to an interior where smart staging accentuates the custom trim, tall ceilings, and wide-plank hardwoods. Even ancillary bathrooms have character, by way of tiled floors, nonstandard mirrors, and style-appropriate light fixtures.
Other nice aspects: the pretty butler’s pantry, Bertazzoni appliances, and a blank-slate flex space above the two-car garage.
The driveway situation could be tricky, and a frolic-ready backyard doesn’t really exist, which could be a positive. On the flip side, the front yard will make for righteous sledding come the next snow event.
Howell Station, for the uninitiated, is a tucked-away, residential oasis of gridded streets in a sea of light-industrial activity, just west of the King Plow Arts Center. Among four historical churches and a park, it counts an assortment of residential offerings, ranging from shotguns to Queen Anne cottages.
And it’s situated a few hundred feet from a someday Beltline flank and Westside Reservoir Park, which is scheduled to begin opening in 2019. Yeehaw!
- 1101 Niles Ave. NW [Avenue Realty]