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Century-old Decatur dwelling brings Craftsman charms at $679K

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Sizable 1915 relic stands around the corner from DeKalb’s bustling county seat

A decatur home for sale in Decatur right now.
A classic facade fronting Howard Avenue, behind bushes.
EXP Realty; Photos: Daniel Stabler Photography

While its asking price is hardly chickenfeed, this non-shoebox Decatur home with plenty of period charm could prove that—even after years of astronomical appreciation—the ITP city isn’t unapproachably expensive in every case.

Overlooking the Stone Mountain PATH Trail, a stone’s throw from Thinking Man Tavern, the 1915 relic is positioned on busy West Howard Avenue but also right around the corner from Decatur’s downtown.

With its original lattice windows and rocking-chair porch, the Craftsman-influenced facade is quintessentially old Atlanta. Ditto for the absolute wealth of charming fireplaces within.

Re-listed at $679,000 this week through EXP Realty, the home counts four bedrooms and two bathrooms in a spacious 2,650 square feet. (The sense of openness is bolstered by 10-foot ceilings.) That breaks down to $256 per square foot.

An airy center hallway upon entry allows passage to first-floor rooms.
Photos: Daniel Stabler Photography

Unlike the clawfoot tub and original wood flooring, the kitchen and backyard would hardly make an HGTV host swoon, although both appear functional.

That is, the cabinetry and counter space are plentiful, and the (shared) driveway seems level enough. A double-height backyard garage is the domain of motorbike tinkering at the moment.

For the size, it’s the sole offering priced less than $700,000 in this area of Decatur at the moment. Nonetheless, it underwent a $21,000 price reduction this week.

Entree to Decatur’s coveted schools is, of course, included.

A sitting room to the left of entry.
Flexible space at the front of the home.
Dining room with charming fireplace.
Kitchen cabinetry, both spartan and not.
Upstairs bedroom.
Another mantle worth admiring.
A smaller, side-facing bedroom.
Brickwork incorporated into a bathroom redesign.
Top-floor access.
What’s described as a tasteful, new, and oversized master bedroom with a spacious walk-in closet.
Angular tile work.
The non-fanciful backyard and towering garage.
A handy drone-generated explainer.