It’s not all that often a property with 5,097 square feet and highfalutin perks more typical of Buckhead (wine cellar, home theater, mini pool hall) pops up within a two-minute walk of the Beltline and Piedmont Park.
But that’s what happened this past weekend on Virginia Avenue, where a handsome, five-bedroom, Craftsman-style traditional is hoping to capitalize on location and updated stylings in asking $1,695,000.
Built in 2010 just up the hill from Woody’s CheeseSteaks, the house is marketed as “Virginia-Highland luxury at its finest,” with a backyard boasting Midtown skyline views and detached garage.
Beyond the 86 “Very Walkable” WalkScore, perks include an upstairs master suite aptly called “luxurious,” a pretty kitchen with marble countertops and Wolf range, plus “specialty lighting” and Crestron automation system throughout the house.
Elsewhere inside, find several places to enjoy a meal with the family—and at least one for gathering ‘round the piano and singing carols.
Of course, such massive homes on intown lots can come with drawbacks, and judging from the street, it appears this property shares a driveway with the newer goliath next door.
It sold for $1.32 million just before Christmas last year, so the current ask represents a steep markup of $370,000—enough to buy a nice pad in other parts of town.
Then again, Va-Hi and nearby flanks of Midtown are no stranger to very large homes that’ve recently fetched nearly $2 million, ranging from French-inspired traditional to unflinchingly modern. And it appears that substantial new paintwork (including the exterior) and some cosmetic interior updates have happened since this one last traded.
- 630 NE Virginia Ave. [Foundations Realty Group]