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Curbed Comparisons: What $1.5M buys in Morningside right now

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Minutes apart from one another, two attractive listings (old and new) could qualify as dream homes

In this installment of Curbed Comparisons, we’re taking a look at two evenly matched properties in Morningside just minutes from one another.

On the surface, a look at the stats reveals homes that appear very similar: same number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage varies by less than 750 square feet, and the asking price for each differs by just $20,000 (which is peanuts for large, $1 million-plus listings, right?).

And while the second, newer home features a fresh, modern interior with lots of contemporary touches, the first, more traditional offering definitely is attractive with that sweet pool and outdoor living space.

What’s interesting is that the older home with less square footage is the property carrying the higher asking price.

Let’s have a closer look.

PalmerHouse Properties

^1741 N. Pelham Road N.E.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4

Square footage: 3,520

Price: $1,545,000

Neighborhood: Morningside

Built in 1937, this classic Tudor “on the best lot in Morningside” has been renovated and expanded to now include a new master bathroom, updated kitchen, and expanded great room. Traditional touches include lots of bead board, built-ins, and warm earth tones.

An extensively landscaped front yard provides much privacy, which carries over into the expansive backyard with the swimming pool, outdoor living rooms, and flat yard. Great for relaxing with family or entertaining friends.

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

^797 Yorkshire Road N.E.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4

Square footage: 4,269

Price: $1,525,000

Neighborhood: Morningside

Close to the Beltline and Piedmont Park, this 2017 home “on sought-after street” in Morningside contains spacious rooms that easily flow into one another. A white color palette provides the ideal backdrop to add pops of color using furnishings, artwork and area rugs.

Tons of windows take advantage of the natural light, while the covered back deck with brick fireplace extends the interior living space into the great outdoors. The fenced-in backyard appears to be recently sodded, but could use some additional landscaping.


Which Morningside property is the better buy?

This poll is closed

  • 67%
    1741 N. Pelham Road N.E.
    (337 votes)
  • 32%
    797 Yorkshire Road N.E.
    (165 votes)
502 votes total Vote Now