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Midcentury rebuild in Druid Hills lingers for $735K

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Reduced to the foundation, this (almost) new construction received a recent price cut in an effort to move it

An open kitchen and living room with vaulted ceiling.
Wide open spaces in Druid Hills.
Sellect Realty LLC

After sitting vacant for more than 20 years (rodents don’t count), the original, 1960s home on this Druid Hills lot was stripped down to the outer brick walls, foundation, and basement and replaced with a much more current rendition.

Built by Atlanta design and build firm Craftbuilt Inc., the four-bedroom, four-bath property has been reinvented as a modern-leaning abode filled with loads of natural light and an interior the listing calls “a great gallery to display your art collection.”

With 2,300 square feet, the home is spacious, especially with the added second floor; the unfinished basement offers additional possibilities for a home theater, an in-law suite, or a playroom.

The listing claims “the backyard is waiting for the touch of a master gardener or pool,” which is certainly true, but the large back deck that doubles as a carport is a nice addition.

All of which begs the question of why the house hasn't sold after nearly three months on the market.

Maybe it’s because the house is practically holding hands with the one next door. Or perhaps the location on a busy road has been a drawback, especially since railroad tracks are just two houses down.

The railroad crossing is quiet, per the listing, because the train’s horn is not used, but it could still be a deterrent.

The current asking price of $735,000 is down a hefty $54,000 from the original ask of $789,000.

It’s quite a drop, but could it be the adjustment needed to finally close a sale?