Joining the ranks of other recently renovated homes in the West End, this circa-1920 bungalow certainly cleans up well.
Encompassing 1,980 square feet, the two-bedroom, two-bath house welcomes potential buyers to come and sit a spell on the front porch, complete with a brand-new hardwood swing.
Here, they can catch up with the neighbors, or enjoy the views of Dean Rusk Park directly across the street.
Inside, that brick fireplace adds a rustic touch to the great room while also serving as a room divider to the kitchen. Unfortunately, the back of the fireplace looks like it’s waiting for some finishing touches.
Likewise, the door and window frames throughout the house also look as if they aren’t quite finished, with the top molding seeming as if it could use a trim. (Or maybe it’s that way for historical accuracy?)
The updated kitchen went the extra mile with the double ovens and oversized refrigerator, but that cooktop looks like an afterthought in the corner.
The fenced-in backyard with its raised gardens, storage buildings, and brand-new large deck provides some expansive, and private, space for outdoor entertaining and relaxing, but the yard would benefit from some quality lawn care.
Near the Beltline’s Westside Trail, the listing is stretching the limits for similarly sized home values in the area with a current asking price of $325,000.
But with other recent renovations in the area garnering these prices, logic says a thoughtful redo like this one could achieve its goal, too.
- 387 Lawton St. S.W. [Dorsey Alston]