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For $1.4M, Virginia-Highland bungalow complex is basically an intown resort

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But the juxtaposition of a 1920s bungalow with pool and palms hasn’t persuaded buyers to bite

A drone’s view of a house for sale in Virginia-Highland right now.
The carriage-house addition, atop an oversized garage at left, provides an extra dimension.
Engel & Volkers Atlanta

One doesn’t typically associate the tony Virginia-Highland neighborhood with backyard luaus and palm fronds.

But that’s exactly the approach here on Stillwood Drive, where a blown-out bungalow from 1924 works in concert with ancillary structures to create a party-ready complex and private-resort feel in the city.

Tucked off Briarcliff Road, basically neighboring Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, the house has a handsome but unassuming street presence, with a steep drive swooping around its manicured front yard.

But the Old Atlanta-style front porch with its herringbone brick belies the sudden teleport to a SoHo art gallery within.

With the exception of interior pillars, that unexpected contemporary feel continues throughout most of this 3,800-square-footer, which reappeared this week with a discounted price of $1.39 million.

It’s where a mod-industrial, two-sided fireplace meets crown molding. And it initially listed back in May for just shy of $1.6 million.

The pricey kitchen appliances (Sub-Zero and Miele), steam shower, built-in Sonos, and honed Italian marble flooring won’t hurt value, but the highlight has to be around back. The heated pool is surrounded by a loggia with fireplace, tiered landscaping, and an oversized two-car garage topped with a carriage house—all fittingly described as an “oasis.”

Elsewhere, there’s a total of four and half bathrooms, four bedrooms, and, somewhere, a motorized skylight (above the central stairs, perhaps?)

The listing notes the property comes in “move-right-in-condition,” as if, as this price point, it might not be.