Rare is the Atlanta homebuyer who sets out thinking they’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is a house with one bedroom.
But could a restored, reinvented Cabbagetown shotgun that radiates mill-town charm overcome its lack of actual rooms by virtue of uniqueness?
A few doors down from two neighborhood parks, and a couple of blocks from the extended Eastside Trail, this Powell Street offering, described as “perfect” in the listing, is essentially an oversized loft in a quaint, circa-1920 shell.
Its one bedroom, one bathroom, and 1,100 square feet make the listing’s invitation to “live large” here seem a bit misguided, but the wall-free approach certainly lends a feeling of spaciousness, highlighted by pretty wood beams and a floating fireplace.
There’s a courtyard around back, a clawfoot tub painted deep orange to echo the exterior, and some custom built-ins upstairs. The skylights and floating stairs help boost that pervading sense of openness.
With seven non-pending homes on the market, Cabbagetown is experiencing a relative groundswell of available single-family housing. Oftentimes, in recent years, just a single C-town house or two has been up for grabs at any given time. Larger old houses on this very street have been snatched recently in the half-million-dollar range.
At the very least, this hip little charmer, asking $325,000, could be an Airbnb sensation.
- 167 Powell Street SE [Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty]