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$900K bungalow with pool called ‘insane secret oasis’ in heart of Virginia-Highland

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Tucked off Ponce, four-bedroom from the 1930s is expected to list Friday

The bamboo-flanked facade at 769 Ponce De Leon Place.
The bamboo-flanked facade at 769 Ponce De Leon Place.
Photos by HomeTour America courtesy of PalmerHouse Properties

How better to combat Atlanta’s inevitable summer swelter than with an “insane secret oasis”?

That’s how Candace Garcia, a PalmerHouse Properties Realtor, describes the surprising backyard alterations at this 1930s Virginia-Highland bungalow, where $100,000 was spent in poolside stonework alone.

The property is expected to list Friday at $899,000 and has generated “Coming soon” buzz on Zillow, Garcia told Curbed Atlanta via email.

Poolside stonework and the carriage house facade, with parking inside at ground level.

Beyond the very Ponce-y location—the home overlooks Ponce De Leon Place, just off the more well-known Ponce, around the corner from Ponce City Market—highlights include a quintessentially gracious porch, period detailing inside, and a water-falling hot tub and functional carriage house beside the aforementioned oasis.

“The front porch is to die for,” noted Garcia.

Between the main structure and studio flat above the garage, you’ll find four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 2,582 square feet here. It’s said to offer four parking spaces.

A major remodel transpired in 1985, per the Zillow data. It last sold seven years ago for $461,000, records show.

By square footage, it’ll be the neighborhood’s smallest home in the $900,000 range, but could a modified backyard like this warrant the premium?

Beneath customary haint blue, the porch is inviting, with period detailing and plenty of seating. “Sip your coffee or cocktails in true Southern fashion on the expansive front porch,” reads the Zillow posting.
From the office, a view to formal dining.
Living room with period trim, windows, and fireplace.
From the living room into a cozy kitchen.
Grill and fireplace.
Slip on down to the “oasis” for al fresco dining. A koi pond on the property isn’t pictured.
Inside the carriage house, which overlooks the pool and hot tub. The studio apartment is described as a “perfect scenario for a nanny, family member, or a rental.”
Remaining photos by Jarred Beall
A living space with craftsman-style touches. Trim, doors, and windows are original, said Garcia.