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In a former Scottdale Army barrack, buyers can bunk for $275K

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Unusual dwelling is a relatively affordable entry into under-the-radar community near Avondale Estates, Decatur

Gray house with blue door and lots of windows.
Hunker down in up-and-coming Scottdale.
Expect Excellence Realty

Now here’s a backstory you don’t see every day in ITP Atlanta.

Moved to its current location behind the Scottdale Post Office in the 1940s, this former Army barrack features three bedrooms and one bathroom in a tight 918 square feet.

Fully renovated in 2001, the house is outfitted with such design touches as beadboard, lattice trim, circa-1940s shiplap, and, of course, a sliding barn door.

Although the space is quite utilitarian, which could be attributed to its former occupation, the loft with built-in work space is an interesting addition.

Outside the home, find a detached, two-car carport where the floor was created using reclaimed bricks from—get this—Woodruff Arts Center.

The listing also claims a “bamboo retreat” in the fenced-in backyard, but it actually comes across as just a stand of trees.

Sitting on the corner of Hempstead Street and Decatur Avenue, the location does appear to be quiet, but that serenity is periodically interrupted by the occasional train traveling through Scottdale.

Although the home is tucked away from its neighbors in Decatur, Avondale Estates, and Clarkston, it could be a great option for potential buyers to snatch up future prime real estate in an unsung area for $275,000, the current asking price.

Buyers beware, though, as the dual-zoned commercial property has been grandfathered as residential, which could lead to interesting neighbors in the coming years.