Built in 1917, this Virginia-Highland residence epitomizes a dream home in several ways, complete with the white picket fence. It’s traditional by aesthetic but untraditional in functionality, at least in the front.
From the covered front porch, which is better described as an outdoor living room, to the dining room and kitchen to the second-floor master suite, the home encapsulates traditional charm.
Think beamed ceilings, arched doorways, lots of bead board, and a clawfoot tub in the master bathroom. Even the monochromatic palette adds warmth rather than frigidity, which isn’t always the case.
Throughout the five-bedroom, five-bathroom property, all rooms seem quite spacious. That’s not surprising, given its 3,228 square feet, which makes it large but not ginormous for intown.
For those who frequent this neighborhood, perhaps walking to Piedmont Park a couple of blocks away, the house may seem familiar, given the sellers are known for going all-out with their holiday decor.
However, since it last sold in 2015 for $915,000, the property has had a turbulent history in the marketplace, at times as a rental listing and others as a sale listing.
Why it can’t seem to move is unclear, given the current asking price of $1,499,000—while on the high end—is still within range of recent sales in the neighborhood.
It’ll be interesting to see if the real estate rollercoaster ride continues.
- 571 Park Drive N.E. [Jason Sapp Real Estate Group]