This installment of Curbed Comparisons takes a look at the recent renovations heating up Atlanta’s west side.
The last 12 to 18 months have seen an explosion of renovations west of downtown Atlanta, each one seemingly priced higher than the previous one. Each time it appears a listing hits a record high regarding asking price for the area, another one pops up reaching for just a little bit more. However, these properties seem quite similar in nature, both with regard to size and amenities, and, for the most part, in price.
Following a “careful and meticulous” renovation, this 1920 “Beltline Beauty” in West End features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,696 square feet. The listing describes a home filled with a “gorgeous” family room with modern fireplace, a hand-crafted custom accent wall, and a “jaw-dropping en suite with a beautiful barn door” opening up to the walk-in closet. Unfortunately, there are no photos to support it. Current asking price is $345,000.
After a “down to the studs” renovation, this 1950 craftsman in Mozley Park comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,695 square feet. It also contains hardwoods throughout, an “open concept” that means a shared room for living, dining, and kitchen, and a “HUGE” master bath. Out of the many Westside listings that claim to have the “Beltline in the backyard,” this one actually does, with the Westside Trail running along the back property line. The current ask is $315,000.
In a listing that equates this 1935 home in Washington Park to a person named after the street it lives on, the 1,626-square-foot home includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with a “sizable open floorplan.” As part of the “advanced craftsmanship,” there’s also “warm” hardwoods, a “sexy” fireplace, and a “comfy” family room. The current asking price is $295,900.
Located on “the best street in West View,” this 1940 brick craftsman is “all new–bottom to top,” as one would expect in a “completely renovated” home. With 2,100 square feet, this property is the largest in this group, containing four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The second floor is brand new, which detracts slightly from the home’s original architectural style. Current asking price is $399,000.
According to the listing, great care was taken to preserve vintage elements during the renovation of this 1930, 1,652-square-foot bungalow in West View. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, these include original hardwoods, some original windows, and a large butler’s pantry. There are plenty of modern trends as well, such as the shiplap on the chimney chase and the subway tile in the kitchen. The current ask is $290,000.
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334 Dargan Place S.W. (West End)
136 Stafford St. S.W. (Mozley Park)
1514 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. N.W., #3 (Washington Park)
1727 S. Gordon St. S.W. (West View)
1570 Olympian Way S.W. (West View)