This property a block from Piedmont Park and maybe four doors down from Grady High School illustrates where pricing has recently ventured for one of Atlanta’s most popular housing styles, the charming bungalow, in one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods, Midtown.
Built in 1935 and partially renovated to the studs 80 years later, the three-bedroom pad popped on the market this past weekend at $815,000, flaunting an enviable location and smartly utilized space.
Speaking of space, the asking price would break down to $466 per square foot, which still qualifies as eye-popping almost anywhere in Atlanta.
But beyond the strong 81 WalkScore, the abode’s attributes start at the very front.
For buyers adverse to buzzy intruders, the porch presents a rare (tastefully) screen-in situation made more livable with a couch swing and mounted ceiling speakers. Integrated sound is featured in other living areas, too.
Overhauled in 2016, the kitchen carries few hints of 1935 now, with its quartz countertops, farmhouse sink, and custom cabinetry that includes a few matching wooden accents.
Aspects of the master bathroom (one of two WCs) could probably use a similar treatment eventually. The unique carport-parking setup could rub some homebuyers the wrong way, as the property next door gets the garage that shares a wall with the carport.
On the bright side, as the listing points out, the carport does constitute off-street parking in a section of Atlanta where any parking can be tight.
All of which begs the question: Could the asking price be a bit too big for the house’s 1,746-square-foot britches?
Records indicate just one Midtown home with (barely) less that 2,000 square feet has (barely) cracked $700,000 in recent years.
But, then again, that was a full year ago.
- 419 9th Street [Harry Norman Realtors]