As a change of pace for this installment of Curbed Comparisons, we’re looking at two homes that share, frankly, very little in common.
Not only do they stand on opposite sides of downtown, but they’re also obviously at extremes in terms architecture and design, with one traditionally historic and the other unabashedly contemporary.
Outside the homes, one is surrounded by established trees and a landscaped yard while the other sits on a rectangle lot with simple sod and a new tree here and there.
But there are some similarities: Both share almost the same square footage and current asking price, and each one also claims close proximity to MARTA.
Let’s have a closer look.
Square footage: 2,560
With concrete floors, walls, and roof, this 2017 modern apparently is resistant to water, tornado, and fire damage, at least according to the listing. High ceilings and plenty of windows combine to create an airy space filled with nature light.
To take advantage of nature itself, visitors will find two balconies plus a spacious roof deck. There’s also a deck behind the home, but it could be larger.
While moderns are moving off the market throughout the city, this one seems to be struggling. Despite four price cuts that reduced the original ask by nearly $20,000, this home continues to linger, even after more than 70 days.
Square footage: 3,040
Neighborhood: West End
Built in 1887, this “one-of-a-kind historic home” comes with several custom features like the 11 by 11 foot arched kitchen window and matching leaded glass French doors. Of course, there’s also the very purple foyer and paisley ceiling in the dining room.
The home contains not one, but two master suites, heart of pine floors, and five working wood-burning fireplaces. Those who truly enjoy the great outdoors will find a shower in the landscaped outdoor space, although there’s no listing photo showing it.
Just steps from the Beltline as well as the West End MARTA Station, the home features plenty of curb appeal in a good location—for a price that would smash neighborhood records.
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1459 Macklone Street N.E. (Edgewood)
691 Peeples Street S.W. (West End)