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Next to Buckhead’s Garden Hills, redone residence from 1909 called ‘gorgeous’ at $1.1M

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Near Peachtree Heights East’s famed Duck Pond, this updated traditional aims to allure with coziness and a functional backyard

A dark brown old house over a green lawn with trees beside it.
The facade at 2529 Brookwood Drive NE has design flourishes not original to the 110-year-old dwelling.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

UPDATE: December 18, 12:55 p.m. A clarification from a neighbor regarding the home’s official location: The house on Brookwood Drive is in Peachtree Heights East Neighborhood, not Garden Hills. The neighborhood association for Peachtree Heights (PHENA) is responsible for the total care and maintenance of the Duck Pond and the adjoining parks, which are privately owned by the neighborhood but gladly shared with everyone.

Poised over a manicured front yard on a leafy Buckhead street, this 1909 dwelling tucked a few blocks off Peachtree Road just might qualify as a contemporary classic, as oxymoronic as that may sound.

Listed as falling within the Garden Hills/Duck Pond district, the four-bedroom residence stands an easy walk from that celebrated body of water (and nearby schools), among neighborhoods where million-dollar old houses aren’t uncommon.

Described as “gorgeous” and full of natural light, this option listed in recent days with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty for $1,095,000.

That would buy 3,062 square feet, three and a half bathrooms, and period touches like arched doorways and handsome floors of dark wood.

A cozy living room beside a fireplace with colorful couches.
Off the entry is this fireside living room with access, beyond iron doors, to a cozy screened porch.

Renovations by K2 Construction, which specializes in this look, are described as being fresh, lending Carrara marble to the kitchen (countertops and backsplash) and bathrooms.

Added bonuses include a banquet seating cove adjoining that kitchen, an attractive screened porch off a fireside living room, and that swing dangling from a mature tree around back.

One downside is that the property lacks a garage or any covered parking, but a long driveway does extend behind the gate, into a deep, functional backyard.

Records indicate the home has traded several times in the past decade—its eleventh to date—most recently for $1 million even in June.

A brown-walled screened porch beneath a ceiling fan.
The street-facing screened porch.
A formal dining room with a huge chandelier and arched doorways.
Formal dining beside the open staircase, where arched doorways begin.
A white kitchen with several windows.
The marble-clad kitchen counts views to the backyard patio.
An old home with colorful couches and white walls, as seen in the living room.
Banquet seating off the kitchen leads around to another living space.
A white sitting room with four chairs.
A sitting room adjacent to the master bedroom, where shiplap forms the trey ceiling.
A white-walled master bathroom with dual vanities.
Master bathroom.
A white-walled bedroom with an ornate light above the bed.
A secondary upstairs bedroom.
A backyard with green grass and a barren street.
The backyard’s patio, horizontal fencing, extended driveway, and tempting swing.