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In Kirkwood’s Oak Park, Craftsman is surprising at $755K

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Eastside subdivision home is one of just two remaining on the market, sans contracts

Landscaped yard in front of new house.
This Oak Park home is coming together.
The Thrive Group/Keller Williams Realty Intown

Something interesting is happening in the leafy heart of Kirkwood. Buyers are snatching up homes in a small community named Oak Park from builder Thrive Homes, and many are still under construction like this four-bedroom, four-bath offering.

What’s more is these homes are priced mostly in the $700,000s, some of the highest prices the neighborhood has ever seen.

So what are buyers getting in return?

In this Craftsman-style house, a gourmet kitchen with marble countertops and Bosch appliances, a family room with plenty of built-in shelving, a coffered ceiling in the dining room, a screened porch, and a two-car attached garage are included in the $755,000 asking price.

The cul-de-sac’s location is pretty good, too, per the listing. Oak Park is “an inviting enclave of 10 new homes seamlessly nestled into the vibrant neighborhood streets of Kirkwood near Bessie Branham Park,” it reads.

The virtues could be ringing true with buyers, given that 80 percent of the homes are already sold. The entire development, observers may recall, was not a sure thing in the beginning.

Back then, in 2015, some neighbors joined activists with Atlanta Protects Trees to protest the development because it would destroy the tree canopy on the vacant lot.

Obviously, the development won out, but will the real winners be these new homeowners? That remains to be seen.