Smack dab in the leafy heart of Ormewood Park is this newly listed property described as bungalow living at its finest.
It could also be intown Atlanta living at its most quintessential.
With its chilled-out, rocking-chair porch; 1920s bones; and dreams of eventual Beltline walkability, this three-bedroom charmer constitutes what many would call the city’s current sweet spot.
It’s asking $499,900, which has generally become the area’s middle ground between shoebox and big, beefy new-build.
The interior unveils charmingly ancient hardwoods, airy ceiling heights, built-in bookcases, and four fireplaces. But the unexpected highlight is an impressively large screened-in porch and back deck combo, which lords over an expansive backyard.
Although it’s an exterior-entry arrangement, the half-finished basement could be a real boon as a studio or in-law apartment, boosting somewhat lean square footage (1,769).
Other sticking points could be the bathroom count (two) and the lack of any off-street parking. The porch looks out upon the side of an old brick school building (Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, for middle schoolers), which isn't exactly a Blue Ridge vista, but probably not a deal-killer, either.
Overall, though, for most bungalow-hunters of ATL, the pluses will probably far outweigh the minuses.
- 809 Essie Avenue [Adams Realtors]