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For $495K, revived West End cottage is marketed as being ‘better than original’

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Renovation aims for vintage appeal down the street from the Beltline’s Westside Trail

A generous porch, facing Grady Place.
A generous porch, facing Grady Place.
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta

This renovation project not far from West End’s commercial center has a complex mission: to appear both fresh and vintage.

The result, as marketers see it, is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1920s restoration that now stands in “better than original” condition.

The newness across these 1,688 square feet goes deep, down to the wiring, plumbing, and insulation.

But throwback elements that begin with the porch carry into the main living space, with its original hardwoods and high ceilings (11 and a half feet, in fact) that served to cool interiors before A/C existed.

New elements meant to appear older include kitchen cabinetry and fixtures, described as having a “vintage period look,” and energy-efficient windows that “maintain the historical design,” per the listing.

View toward the new kitchen and central hall.

Also new: a driveway carved off the street for parking. And the roof.

It’s marketed as being a Queen Anne Victorian cottage and includes the asymmetrical facade, wraparound porch that spans the whole of it, and decorative posts that would make it such—though it’s clearly not the most ornamented example.

Beyond the house, the 74 WalkScore is pretty strong for a single-family district. And the street-side leg of the Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trail is just down the block.

In recent days 632 Grady Place listed, via Keller Williams Realty Atlanta, for $495,000. It’s one of three West End houses priced in that general range at the moment.

It last moved for $200,000 a little more than a year ago.

With views to the wraparound porch, a living and dining room combo is just off the entry.
Tile and cabinetry work in the redone kitchen.
Fireplace in one of three bedrooms.
Primary bathroom, nearest the back of the house.
A secondary bathroom.
The blank-slate backyard today, with what’s described as a patio.
The home’s condition in a listing prior to selling last year. It was marketed as having “so much original character and charm!”
Harry Norman Realtors