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Gunning for $1.79M, art-bedecked Midtown bungalow includes bona fide backyard oasis

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It wouldn’t be the most expensive home ever sold in Midtown, but it’d be close

A white bungalow with a large porch behind many trees.
Lush grounds begin in the front at 900 Penn Avenue NE.
Photography by Adam Ellis, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Big-budget intown homebuyers looking to make a splash in almost every conceivable way—including literally—could find a Midtown Shangri La in this modernized 1920s bungalow with a true oasis around back.

Marketed as both “completely renovated” and “exceptional,” the arty three-bedroom a couple of blocks south of Piedmont Park listed at $1,785,000 last month with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

Achieving that price would make this 3,592-square-footer the third-highest Midtown home sale of all time.

The single-family record-setter came in May on nearby 9th Street, where a thoroughly updated 1916 traditional bagged $1.88 million (also notching the highest price per square foot, at more than $497).

That sale eclipsed the neighborhood’s previous $1.789 million high-water mark, set in November 2017 by a much newer home reminiscent of France, also on 9th Street.

What warrants such lofty ambitions on Penn Avenue? (The per-square-foot breakdown, it’s worth noting, would also be about $497.)

A white walled space in an old home with wood floors.
Off the entry, an office, living space, and the dining room.

Landscaping is rather fantastic, front to back, and summers spent beside that watering hole (with spa) would not be shabby. Inside, rooms are large and refined, and the pro-grade kitchen brings an eight-burner Viking range and wine cellar.

Four fireplaces are found around the home.

The driveway parking and bathroom count for such a roomy house (two and a half) could be minuses, but the luxe aspects are real. This include the “highest tech” sound implanted both indoors and out, and landscape lighting.

A kitchen with wood countertops and a staircase at right.
The dual-sink kitchen.
A bar area with a long seat at left.
Moving deeper into the home, the party-ready wet bar area has banquette seating, a wine fridge, and ice maker.
A large living room with a pool beyond.
The great room in the back, with pool and patio access.
A large master bathroom with a huge light fixture.
Splashy light fixtures continue in the master bedroom upstairs, which has a curtained-off siting area, a double dose of walk-ins, and a rooftop terrace.
A marble master bathroom with a big shower.
Master bathroom, with a soaking tub beneath the chandelier.
A bedroom with much art and gray walls.
Secondary bedroom with another full bath.
A patio with a large grill and seating.
A functional patio, en route to the pièce de résistance.
A backyard pool with much landscaping.
Where mondo grass, screening foliage, and an oversized fireplace meets the pool.