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Southwest of downtown, darling redo of 1930s Adams Park bungalow asks $299K

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“The neighborhood is one of those cliché ‘hidden gems’ that actually is,” says renovator

A remodeled Adams Park bungalow for sale.
The revived corner-lot property at Boulevard Lorraine and Essex Avenue.
Area West Realty; photos courtesy of Sophia DeNard with The David Loren Company

Alongside a partner, renovator Rebekah Ellis spent seven months reviving this 1935 bungalow on a corner lot in Adams Park, a historic neighborhood a few miles southwest of downtown Atlanta she calls “one of those cliché ‘hidden gems’ that actually is.”

The finished, 1,750-square-foot product listed about a week ago for $299,000, offering original components of the four-bedroom home in abundance: original Craftsman door, china cabinet, parquet floors, and a handsome brick fireplace.

Ellis completed the character-rich renovation while holding down a full-time job, and the applause she heard from existing Adams Park residents was encouraging, she says.

“The neighbors are diverse (socially, economically, racially) and have been so friendly and supportive of our project, it’s definitely a great little community,” Ellis wrote in an email to Curbed Atlanta. “Honestly, Adams Park is just one of those quiet, solid, middle-class Atlanta settings that deserves to be noted for people getting jaded by the expensive, flashy, hyped, eyeroll-inducing stuff we see all the time.”

(An Adams Park native and Georgia Tech Building Construction Masters Degree student concurred for this 2015 neighborhood spotlight).

The house is perched over Boulevard Lorraine, between Cascade Road and the neighborhood’s eponymous, 158-acre green space originally designed by Atlanta landscaper William L. Monroe Sr., whose other credits included Chastain Park.

Added bonus: the famed Beautiful Restaurant up the street.

Above a large unfinished basement that’s ripe for expansion, per the listing, the bungalow features a stylish new kitchen, a relatively expansive upstairs master suite with French doors, and a general vibe that straddles the line between trendiness and classic charm.

Prior to renovations, the house last sold in May for $134,000, records show.