For this installment of Curbed Comparisons, we’re examining two bungalows that share a lot of similarities on the surface: the square footage, number of bedrooms and baths, and even similar-sized lots complete with private, fenced-in backyards.
Both also are situated in attractive locations, with the East Atlanta house a mile from EAV, and the Peachtree Hills property within walking distance of dining, shopping, and Peachtree Hills Park.
But where the East Atlanta property has some very interesting design choices, the Peachtree Hills home is more prim and proper.
In fact, it’s quite a battle between edgier intown hipness and a prestigious address/neighborhood. Not to mention a nearly $300,000 differential in asking prices.
Let’s dig in a little deeper.
Square footage: 1,400
Neighborhood: East Atlanta
The colorful exterior of this circa-1940 bungalow is just the start of the eccentricities found in a home with “so much character.” While there is an updated kitchen along with more modern bathrooms, there’s also interesting touches like the reclaimed-wood siding in places such as the arched doorway in the great room and on the cabinetry in the kitchen.
Then there’s the decorated hall ceilings, the telephone nook, and that unusual loft attic accessible only by ladder. The screened-in back porch is a good spot to enjoy the outdoors, but the backyard could use some serious TLC. The tucked-away detached guest house, though, could be quite the bonus, either as an extra guest room or an Airbnb.
Square footage: 1,428
Neighborhood: Peachtree Hills
From the professionally landscaped yard and charming front porch to the hardwood floors, built-ins, and updated bathrooms, this 1930 brick bungalow is both contemporary and quaint at the same time. Tons of windows flood the house with natural light, making it appear airy and more spacious than the square footage lets on.
The large, multi-level deck overlooking the fenced-in backyard offers prime outdoor living and entertaining space, while the two-car garage with extra storage is a welcome addition. Close proximity to shopping and dining add to the home’s charms.
Which bungalow is the better buy?
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1616 Flat Shoals Road S.E. (East Atlanta)
2425 Glenwood Drive N.E. (Peachtree Hills)