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For $350K, this 1920s remodel asks Atlanta buyers to consider Oakland City

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Three-bedroom bungalow stands between the neighborhood’s MARTA hub and Beltline’s Westside Trail

A one-story home with white siding and a prominent chimney in Oakland City.
A prominent chimney at 1071 White Oak Avenue, southwest of downtown Atlanta.
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With larger single-family homes in Southwest Atlanta communities such as West End and Adair Park routinely asking in the ballpark of a half-million bucks these days, remodels in nearby places like Oakland City are trying to bank on being a cheaper alternative.

One such case emerged this week on White Oak Avenue: a three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow revival offered for $349,900 via Simply List.

It’s just south of West End and a half-dozen blocks to an Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail entrance, near the Lee+White warehouse district, a growing food and brewery hub. The Oakland City MARTA Station is about three-fourths of a mile in the other direction.

The renovation of this 1925 house, which has traded hands many times since the doldrums of the Great Recession, is described as being “amazing” and “complete”—although not specifically “completely amazing.”

Indeed, few traces of the original bungalow remain, beyond the facade’s red brick.

Don’t expect a vast footprint (1,450 square feet), although high ceilings—both vaulted and trey—aim to eliminate any feeling of being cramped, especially in the kitchen.

A kitchen with high ceilings and white walls and a dining table at left.
The kitchen and dining combo.

The property checks many boxes in terms of current trends: farmhouse sink, open shelving, a dash of shiplap, some fanciful tiling. Highlights include the handsome, custom oak mantel over the living room’s fireplace and a soaker tub in the stylish master bathroom.

Out back, find a terraced new deck and fairly large, blank-slate backyard. Parking comes by way of a driveway and parking pad.

Records indicate the home sold in 2015 for just $37,000, again in summer 2018 for $90,000, and most recently (prior to renovations) in February for $118,000—a true real estate hot potato.

A living room with off white walls and a white couch and two chairs.
Tall ceilings continue in the main living space.
A white-walled master bedroom with a ceiling fan above.
The master suite, with double trey ceilings.
A white master bathroom with a soaker tub and two vanities.
The master bath brings a double vanity, soaker tub, and natural light. It’s one of two loos in the home.
A white office space with a desk and chair.
A secondary bedroom configured as an office at the moment.
A deck behind a white house.
The fresh deck.
A backyard with some grass and new wood fencing.
A fenced and relatively flat backyard, by Atlanta standards.