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.
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.
- 3486 HILDON CIRCLE [SET Real Estate Group]