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In College Park, $360K scores a stone-cold bungalow charmer from 1920s

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Reader wonders aloud if city south of downtown Atlanta can’t be the “next Decatur”

A photo of a quintessential ITP bungalow front porch in College Park.
A quintessential ITP bungalow front porch.
Keller Williams Realty

Real estate agent Ryan Taylor chimes in via email this week with an interesting notion that Historic College Park has potential to be the “next Decatur.”

That might sound like broker-generated hyperbole—or even a threat to some longtime residents—but Taylor’s aim is to “highlight the restaurant, entertainment, residential growth, and progress over the last year,” in addition to “access to MARTA and the airport” and sense of community that College Park affords.

Which sounds a lot like Decatur. Minus the airport bit.

As anecdotal proof of Decatur-ness, Taylor points to his listing at 2000 Cambridge Avenue, a charmingly restored 1920s bungalow with a lower price point than what’s generally found these days in neighborhoods from East Lake to West End.

It’s maybe eight blocks from the ITP city’s MARTA transit station and historic retail strip, although restaurants, grocery options, and other businesses are closer. Also walkable: Woodward Academy.

Carved into a grassy slope, the “cute” abode counts a generous front porch, a refined interior, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms. The recently redone hardwoods on the main level are original, while appealing aspects include the butler’s pantry and stylistically fitting plantation shutters throughout.

Property records peg the square footage at just 1,638, although it’s unclear if that includes a basement level finished with a bedroom, living room, kitchenette, and bathroom. Parking is on-street only.

Records indicate the house sold in April 2018, following at least some renovations, for $329,000.

It listed about a week ago with Keller Williams Realty for $360,000.

Nothing cramped about the porch at 2000 Cambridge Avenue.
A welcoming seating area off the entry.
Double-sided fireplace from the living room.
The expansive kitchen, off the living and dining areas.
Butcher-block countertops meet white hard surfaces for contrast.
The primary, main-level bedroom...
...with space-saving, sliding-door access to a very bright bathroom.
A whimsical child’s room.
A secondary bathroom with older flooring.
The home’s finished basement level includes a kitchenette, bedroom, living area, and bathroom.
The covered porch off the kitchen.