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Jazzed-up midcentury ranch near East Atlanta sure wouldn’t mind $265K

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This 1950s Gresham Park remodel delivers style that might not break the bank

A photo of a house occupying this southeastern Atlanta hilltop since 1959.
Occupying this southeastern Atlanta hilltop since 1959.
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Atlanta homebuyers fraught with worry that the days of sub-$300,000 eastside houses are ancient history might not want to sleep on Gresham Park.

South of East Atlanta Village, the hilly, leafy neighborhood is a hotbed of revamped ranches beginning in the high $100,000s (for a 1,100-square-foot “nugget”) to around the mid-and-high $200,000s.

Falling in that category is this three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch from 1959, promoted as a hilltop property on “a quiet cul-de-sac street” with clean lines, horizontal railings, and bold colors reminiscent of true midcentury modern redos.

Listed this week at $264,900, this particular dwelling might not be cavernous at 1,454 square feet, but it’s beyond conducive to family habitation (and hammocks).

Perks include ubiquitous hardwoods, quartz countertops, a sleek front porch, and—for those not allergic to mowing—a large, versatile, and relatively flat backyard.

The location about two and a half miles southeast of the EAV’s funky core might not be conducive to walking, but nearby Interstate 20 access would put a driver downtown in about 15 minutes, sans traffic.

The jazzed-up house might not grace the pages of Atomic Ranch anytime soon, but it makes the case that achieving intown affordability doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing fun.