Few are the semidetached dwellings around Atlanta that come with carriage houses, where rental income can be produced or in-laws stashed away, but such is the case on a Reynoldstown corner that’s sure to be more high-profile as the city evolves.
Standing two stories with a wraparound porch on Kirkwood Avenue, this four-bedroom offering is being resold for the first time at Rtown Lane, a unique cluster of 13 energy-efficient homes by Abode architecture next to ParkGrounds, in what could be called the heart of Reynoldstown.
The same firm is constructing the multifaceted Mattie Branch project a few blocks away, with similarly clean lines and elements that echo Scandinavia. Elsewhere, its homes dot the neighborhood.
Listed for $714,900 this week, the corner unit in question is described as a “breathtaking Starbucks executive home,” which is either a reference to aspects like the pretty kitchen cabinetry and minimal-cool bathrooms or a handsome professional.
Not much bores around these 2,134 square feet, from the frosted glass and eye-popping awning of the porches to the vertical window slits and cozy grilling space dividing the two structures.
The carriage house includes a full (if tight) one-bedroom apartment above a two-car garage, back near the community’s party-ready alleyway. Logic says the $205 monthly HOA fees eliminate the need for lawnmowers and such.
The listing mentions views of the Atlanta Beltline, which is being extended a stone’s throw away, and the city’s skyline—but not of the long-running steel business and dormant lots nearby.
Like the so-so 69 WalkScore, that dormancy is likely to change, however, as the Beltline matures and big-ticket attractions such as Atlanta Dairies (now with a signed brewery) and Madison Yards come online.
Records indicate the home last traded for $481,000 in the summer of 2016, when it was new.
- 965 Kirkwood Avenue SE Unit 965 [RE/MAX Paramount Properties]