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This updated Kirkwood bungalow is back in black for $700K

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The 1925 dwelling now includes a wealth of modern amenities

Black bungalow with covered front porch.
The park-facing facade, painted black with wood flourishes, makes a bold statement in Kirkwood.
Adams Realtors

Following a gut renovation in recent years, this 1925 Kirkwood bungalow returned with a bold, black exterior that demands attention, exhibiting a trend that’s been more popular in other markets—and rural areas—beyond Atlanta.

The approach lends a unique street presence across from Coan Park, off Hosea Williams Drive. But the black-painted home is hardly unique.

As noted by Curbed’s national team last year, Pinterest has reported that saves for black houses grew 774 percent since 2014. In addition, Sherwin-Williams reported its Tricorn Black was the 12th most popular paint sold nationwide in 2017.

The drastically different facade, before.
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While midnight exteriors are far from ubiquitous here, Atlanta isn’t exactly isolated from the trend, with black popping up on a midcentury modern in Lithonia, townhomes in Reynoldstown, and even elsewhere in Kirkwood.

Heading inside this 2,345-square-foot bungalow, the interior is as light and bright as the exterior is dark. In addition to the many windows, the interior’s generous lighting also can be attributed to the hugely opened-up floorplan where each room easily flows into the next.

Doors to a bedroom and the covered porch section.
Ceilings tower over the new kitchen.

Other interior features include three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spacious chef’s kitchen and a butler’s pantry.

Bookending the home, “perfect” front and back covered porches provide a quiet place to take in the views of Coan Park out front and the humongous backyard. Behind the house, there’s even a drive-under garage for up to four cars, definitely a rare find for Kirkwood.

The current asking price of $699,900 is generally on target for the community these days, in terms of size.

But fetching that price would make it the neighborhood’s only three bedroom to recently—if not ever—sniff $700,000.

Park views.
Kitchen seating.
Master bedroom at the back of the home.
Master bathroom.
Dual-fan covered seating in the back.
The drive-under garage.
Sledding hill included.