This circa-1930 West End bungalow’s listing description knows how to accentuate the positives. Here’s the opening line:
“It is located one block west of the [West End] MARTA Station and only two blocks away from the Beltline [Westside] Trail and the new Monday Night Brewery opening in the fall 2017.”
And that wide front porch, the agent later asserts, is “perfect for West End’s famous porch parties.”
So it has location on its side, provided buyers are sociable transit enthusiasts thirsting for craft beer infused with Serrano peppers.
Not mentioned is that this three-bedroom property has the air of a half-finished renovation, as the time-stamped listing photos prove. Or maybe an optimist would call this an opportunity to add their own personal polish.
Counting a condo-like 1,152 square feet, it listed last week at $259,900.
High-points include the updated kitchen with stainless Samsung appliances and a new HVAC system, all crowned by relatively new architectural roof shingles. Around back, there’s a deck and deep, sunny yard that begs to be more useful.
Less appealing is the home’s one-bathroom status. What’s more, picky Atlanta buyers would probably want to purge that lone lavatory of its fiberglass tub surround and walls of endless tile.
The listing does acknowledge a future overhaul could be in order, as the home is “big enough to expand ... when the need arises, or for your favorite hobbies such as gardening or building a shed/workshop.”
Very close by, West End three-bedrooms of similar vintage (but in stronger overall condition) have recently fetched in the mid-$200,000s.
Can this one pull off a similar feat?
- 868 SW Beecher St. [AREA WEST REALTY]