Sometimes, Atlantans just want a good, sturdy old house.
No major expansions. No trendy design flourishes. No frills. Just timelessness—and a porch swing.
For the just-show-me-the-bungalow set—the one that’s often targeting the three-bedroom, two-bathroom intown sweet spot—this circa-1915 relic in Lake Claire could arouse interest.
Find it tucked off DeKalb Avenue (a plus for driving mobility, though maybe not noise), with walkability to parks, restaurants, and MARTA, as the listing points out.
It doesn’t come skimpy with classic Craftsman-style charms, from the original windows and doors to the brick fireplaces (painted and not). The spry breakfast nook/mudroom combo is a handy touch, as is the alley-accessed, two-car garage.
With 1,529 square feet, it could be a squeeze for larger families, by Atlanta standards. And a similar property can often be found for cheaper than the $575,000 asking price mere blocks aways—but without the Mary Lin Elementary School perk.
Records indicate it last sold a decade ago for $342,000.
- 244 Mathews Avenue NE [PARK REALTY]