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Gussied-up bungalow in ‘upper Grant Park’ brings walkability, $425K price

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Circa-1920 home near Memorial Drive sports a new kitchen and paint

A yellow and white small house with a stand of myrtle trees and a black picket fence in front.
A stand of myrtles and vintage curb appeal at 609 McDonald Street SE.
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage; photos courtesy of Greta Holland

This refreshed 1920s bungalow in what’s described as “upper Grant Park” could appeal to Atlantans looking for coziness and walkability over sheer interior space.

It’s a block south of Memorial Drive, between Oakland Cemetery and the newest Grindhouse Killer Burgers location, surrounded by home architecture (and lot sizes) that echoes Cabbagetown next door.

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the former rental has been revived with fresh exterior and interior paint, plus a new kitchen with no shortage of granite and stainless—and a five-burner range with hood.

Square footage is listed with various online sources as 1,081.

The asking price, as posted last week with Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage, is $425,000. The property is called “beautifully appointed,” with an overall status as “exceptional turnkey condition.”

Additional perks include the refinished wide-plank pine flooring throughout, the new light fixtures, and a washer and dryer (hopefully newish, at least) that come with.

Beyond the cozy porch, it’s a street-parking-only situation on a relatively tight, one-way lane. The better news: The address’ dynamite 87 WalkScore could certainly help support a car-free existence.

A living room space with a fireplace and three older chairs.
The living room, off the entry and porch.
A carved-wood support and overhead wooden beam demarcate the dining and living areas.
A redone kitchen with new light wood cabinets and stainless appliances.
The redone kitchen, branching off the dining space, with a backdoor just beyond.
The master bedroom’s easy deck access.
A master bathroom with a  stand-up shower and copper bowl of a sink at left.
The updated master bathroom, with a unique vessel sink.
A white bathroom with a white sink and shower.
The second bathroom.
A deck off the back of a small bungalow home in Atlanta.
A gated little lane beside the home leads back to the storage shed at right, near the refurbished deck.