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In Old Fourth Ward, dramatic home makeover aims for record $1.2M

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Audacious, pricey transformation of 1920s residence will serve up sleek interiors, “backyard in the sky.”

A new home renovation for sale in Old Fourth Ward Atlanta.
The projected after, and before, on East Avenue.
Base images: PalmerHouse Properties; Google Maps

Advocates for Atlanta’s traditional housing styles might want to look away.

But well-heeled proponents of quad-level, no-holds-barred, super-dramatic home reno projects (and shiny floors) could be in luck.

Here on Old Fourth Ward’s East Avenue, long a hotbed of modern-style envelope pushing, plans have emerged for the transformation of a circa-1920 house that could set a sales record, should it achieve its $1.2-million asking price.

According to Zillow, just one other single-family home—a 2,700-square-foot modern—has breached the $1-million threshold in O4W.

Exterior plans entail approximately 10 different options for chillin’ outdoors, including two rooftop patios—one of which is accessed via a spiral staircase in the clouds. (Speaking of two ... is that a double-dose of driveways?)

Collectively, the listing refers to the elevated social areas as a “backyard in the sky” and the overall project as astounding. Indeed.

Renderings: PalmerHouse Properties

Inside, expect the gleaming-floor feel of an upscale European hotel, exacerbated by the bathroom’s towel warmers and water closets, per renderings. Randomly, the listing says an original, refurbished clawfoot tub and pedestal sink will be added to this brashly contemporary mix.

The eventual square footage is listed as 3,754, but this puppy looks even more ginormous than that.

Records indicate the property last sold in 2015 for $360,000. Given the O4W locale, that would suggest the existing house isn’t exactly in show-stopping condition.

Its replacement just might stop traffic.

The property as seen in early 2016.
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