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Snazzy renovation of 1950s Chamblee cottage discounted to $760K

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Square footage of Keswick Village property has more than doubled

The reimagined facade, with horizontal accents across the expanded porch.
The reimagined facade, with horizontal additions across the expanded porch.
SET Real Estate Group

In Chamblee’s Keswick Village area, this expansion and renovation of a formerly standard 1950 cottage exemplifies the extreme-makeover approach while bringing fresh design choices to the table.

Tucked off Peachtree Boulevard, near Chamblee High School, the five-bedroom, four and a half bathroom redo is basically unrecognizable from its previous state.

“It’s a fully renovated bungalow taken down to the studs with a modern touch to it,” Mike Toltzis, of SET Real Estate Group, explained in an email to Curbed Atlanta. “It’s tucked away in a very hot neighborhood. Walkable to [Keswick Park and] the new Parkview [on Peachtree] development that offers a ton of new restaurants” and is linked by a nearby trail.

Listed the first day of February at $775,000, the property was reduced by $15,000 last week.

New entry between the porch and dining space.

It makes a statement from the street without being obnoxious, and the boldness continues with contemporary-style doors off the porch that unveil snazzy lighting choices and vaulted ceilings.

The main level’s family room might be tight for daily use and large gatherings, but the finished basement could atone.

For its expanded size (2,550 square feet), it appears to be the only finished Chamblee home priced in the $700,000s right now. The lack of a garage at this price point, in this area, could present a challenge.

From here, it’s still a hike to the city’s historic district on foot, but the so-so WalkScore of 41 isn’t too off-putting for a setting without sidewalks that’s ITP but certainly isn’t urban. For some, though, that could be part of the appeal.

The kitchen’s elevated ceiling.
View to the back deck—and trees.
The main-floor living area.
An ample deck, above a patio.
The master suite’s vaulted ceilings.
Master bathroom.
Secondary bath.
The finished former attic.
Top-floor bathroom.
Backyard, sans fence.
The property—in its 1,120-square-foot state—in 2016. It sold for $335,000 late the following year.
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