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Five discounts later, huge Kirkwood new-build tries again at $840K

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Five-bedroom on historic street is called a “new twist on the modern farmhouse”

A cut and dried facade in Kirkwood, for sale.
Facade ornamentation is not the name of the game at 176 Howard Street NE.
Bo Bridgeport Brokers

Kirkwood’s Howard Street is a showcase of beautiful churches, ornate gingerbread Victorians, and impressive former mansions (some recently transformed for Hollywood productions) that harken the days when the eastside neighborhood was its own sovereign town.

Standing among this notable older architecture is something new—or more specifically, a “new twist on the modern farmhouse!”

That’s how the listing for this newly constructed five-bedroom describes the overall approach here on Howard Street’s northern end, the side nearest Lake Claire and Decatur.

With more than 4,200 square feet, the house is loaded with attributes for Atlantans who prefer their domiciles big and open. But the property hasn’t exactly flown off the market.

The generous porch has plenty of wood for warmth, but like other outdoor spaces, lacks outdoor ceiling fans for summer.

Initially listed in March for $929,000, it’s tumbled down over the course of five price adjustments to $839,900, as listed this week through Bo Bridgeport Brokers.

The facade, unlike most neighbors’, is anything but ornate, and that streamlined aesthetic continues inside, through one large space after the next.

Bigness continues with the 48-inch commercial-grade range in the kitchen, the double dose of covered back decks and laundry spaces, and a master shower roomy enough for YMCA locker rooms.

What many new properties of comparable size lack—and what could be the highlight here—is a finished carriage house, connected to the main home via a deck. That space, per the listing, is all set for home office, au pair suite, or even Airbnb use.

The latter could help offset payments on what remains the neighborhood’s priciest listing right now, despite the price adjustments.

Formal dining off the entry.
The floating butler’s pantry includes an ice machine.
Counter-depth fridge and plenty of cooktop space in the kitchen.
Into the living room.
Living room with fireplace and an abundance of windows.
The covered porch off the living room mimics an outdoor space off the master bedroom above it.
Master bedroom.
Large volumes continue in the master bathroom.
Ditto for the master shower.
One of four ancillary bedroom spaces.
The finished carriage house space.
A drone’s view of how the carriage house relates to the main home.