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Rare, quintessential, and renovated, Cabbagetown bungalow beckons $550K

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1920s property is big on style and functionality if not sheer space

A photo of a front porch for sale in Cabbagetown Atlanta right now.
Do porches get more C-town than this?
Ansley Atlanta Real Estate

In recent years, tastefully renovated Cabbagetown bungalows have become the 1990s Beanie Babies, the unicorns, the 2016 Tropicália six-packs of Atlanta real estate.

Oftentimes, a single standalone house is available in the close-knit, quirky-cool nabe between Inman and Grant parks. And this is one of those times. (Well, okay, this everlasting listing on Memorial Drive notwithstanding).

Charming Powell Street passersby since the 1920s, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow stands near Carroll Street eateries, a block west of Cabbagetown’s marquee greenspace, and maybe five blocks from the Beltline’s extended Eastside Trail.

The result: a “very walkable” WalkScore of 80.

Period fireplaces, floors, windows, doors, plus moldings and a clawfoot tub in the same vein all help to atone for the lack of sheer space (1,689 square feet). As does the screened and highly functional back porch.

The throwback white appliances work in this context, blending more seamlessly into a backdrop of white walls and allowing the wood-slab kitchen island and gorgeous, ancient heart-of-pine floors to shine that much more.

A half-million bucks, generally speaking, is the going rate in this neck of the woods for non-dilapidated bungalows between 1,300 and 1,800 square feet, with designated parking or not.

As such, the asking price is $550,000 here. That includes a rare, off-street spot for parking a vehicle (singular).

Per property records, the home last traded for $290,000 in the dark days of 2012, although updates—especially to bathrooms and eradicated kitchen walls—have transpired since.

As of this writing, the property had been listed for 22 hours, and it wouldn’t surprise if a parade of offers was marching down the street already, given the factors of style and scarcity here.