In this installment of Curbed Comparison, we’re looking at two 1920 intown bungalows that combine a wealth of updates with more than sufficient charm and style.
Think inlaid floors, pocket doors, and lots of built-ins, juxtaposed with contemporary light fixtures, stainless appliances, and a lot of tile.
Both include relaxing front porches that are ideal for entertaining or just catching up with the neighbors, as well as private backyards.
In addition, each property has
offsite off-street parking, although neither contains a garage.
Plus, both are located in prime spots convenient to restaurants, outdoor recreation, and nightlife.
Let’s look a little closer.
Square footage: 2,952
Built in 1920, this home for the “avid entertainer” includes a thoroughly renovated and updated interior, tempered by the charm of the spacious front porch. Gabled ceilings, hardwood floors, and plenty of natural light fill the home with warmth in an otherwise cool aesthetic.
The listing states the expansive backyard is large enough for a swimming pool, but it could be a tight fit. Despite it being touted as a “buyer’s dream come true,” this home seems to be having trouble attracting a solid offer, even with two price cuts since it was listed in June.
Square footage: 3,403
Neighborhood: Ansley Park
Updated in 2001, this 1920 Arts & Crafts bungalow retains the architectural features that make it such a standout. Think original windows, inlaid floors, pocket doors, built-ins, and beamed ceilings. Plus, the abundance of woodwork throughout the house serves to add warmth and character.
Despite its wealth of quality selling points, however, the home continues to linger on the market, even after a nearly $25,000 price cut since its original listing date in May.
Yes, buyers in this echelon are picky.
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743 Argonne Avenue N.E. (Midtown)
136 Westminster Drive N.E. (Ansley Park)