For intown bungalow zealots, this could be a tough call.
One of Atlanta’s most wildly popular housing categories—the sweet-spot, three-bedroom cottage—is in demand across the ITP universe, and especially in sizzling locales like Old Fourth Ward and Virginia-Highland.
Two bungalows that’ve listed within the past week present alluring anti-McMansion options—for a price.
Both are recent renovations, situated very close to neighbors, with three bedrooms, old bones, and enviable walkability. For this installment of Curbed Comparisons, let’s have a closer look:
Square footage: Closely guarded secret
This recently updated charmer from the Roaring Twenties is marketed as “to [sic] good to be true,” with its combination of classic elements like a clawfoot tub and modern touches that include the kitchen’s Viking range—plus a screened-in porch and nifty tree swing in the front yard. Find it a couple of blocks east of Virginia-Highland’s commercial strip, with square footage that isn’t specified but a “permanent staircase that leads up to the attic for [an] easy upstairs expansion,” the listing notes. It’s cozy, defined.
- 909 Rosedale Road [Dorsey Alston Realtors]
Old Fourth Ward
Square footage: 1,955
Described as a “must tour,” this slightly cheaper Old Fourth Ward option on a hill has gone a different route with renovations, blowing out the living-room interior to create a vast, shiplapped space. The listing’s description of it being “steps away” from Ponce City Market and Historic Fourth Ward Park is hardly exaggerating. Beyond the location, perks include a marbled master bathroom, pro landscaping, and crucial soft-close cabinetry doors.
- 531 Wabash Avenue [Re/Max]
Which bungalow is the better buy?
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Cutesy in Virginia-Highland
Opened up in Old Fourth Ward