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$320K ranch redo brings ‘much needed value and beauty’ to Southwest Atlanta

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The 1950s five-bedroom crowns a rolling lot with fruit trees and a flowing creek

The low-slung curb appeal of
The low-slung curb appeal, with cedar shudders shutters.
20 West Realty

In a section of the ITP universe that’s no stranger to classic ranches on generous lots, this spiffied-up offering from 1959 is described as an “open-concept beauty” that’s been tailored to lifestyles of today.

Listed this week for $319,900, it overlooks a large, flat front yard and the bicycle lanes of Lynhurst Drive, between Lionel Hampton Park and the westernmost rim of Interstate 285, just south of Interstate 20.

Walking to a bevy of restaurants and bars might not be possible, but like interstate access, the retail options of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive are nearby.

The transformation brings “much needed value and beauty to the SWATS,” renovator Paul Turner, of The Modern Craftsman, wrote to Curbed Atlanta in an email. The company’s remodels, which dot the metro, include another project recently spotted in West End.

One highlight—and a rarity in more centrally located Atlanta enclaves—is the full finished basement, which contributes another bathroom and versatile bedroom or office to the listed 2,090 square feet.

Two backside patios—one studded with huge beams ready for party lights—overlook the sledding hill of a backyard, which slopes down to a burbling creek where deer often roam, per Turner.

Elsewhere, the pretty lot counts pear and peach trees.

As a fixer-upper, the house sold in early 2017 for $81,000, records show.