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At $500K, Reynoldstown’s latest duplex goes spartanly urban farmhouse

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Adherents of crown moulding, Craftsman porches and such are in for a shock

A new duplex in the urban farmhouse style in Reynoldstown.
How one long duplex meets the street.
JWC Real Estate

As land becomes more and more of a pricey commodity in densifying Atlanta, duplexes (aka, townhouse zygotes) have popped up from Poncey-Highland to Old Fourth Ward to Kirkwood and beyond.

But ground zero for duplex construction (especially in the urban-farmhouse style) could be Reynoldstown right now.

R-town’s latest metal-roofed, red-doored, and concrete-floored offering hit the market today at $499,000. This three-bedroom, street-facing residence, Unit A, is punctuated by rescued wood, industrial-style lighting, and genuinely old door(s).

It’s next door to another urban-farmhouse duplex with similar aesthetics, which makes this a sort of quad, separated by a big fat driveway. The double-lot sold for over asking in January 2016 at $250,000, records show.

It counts a strong 78 WalkScore in what’s described as “!!!HOT!! Reynoldstown,” walking distance to the Beltline’s extended Eastside Trail, Edgewood Retail District shopping, and “quaint Reynoldstown Village.”

On this side of town, this very street (Cleveland Street SE) was a pioneer with modern-style duplexes, as illustrated by these two offerings that came to market back in 2014:

Google Maps/September 2014

The unit in question counts 2,200 square feet, two and 12 bathrooms, a two-car garage, and a zero-frills interior aesthetic that doesn’t appear to come skimpy with natural light.

The covered deck with a vaulted roof that, like the garage, divides the two units is a nice touch. And probably an ample sound barrier between interiors, too.