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Five very American houses for sale in Atlanta right now

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From front porches to palatial backyards and big square footages, each of these homes boasts American-ness

As we celebrate our great nation’s birth, some key home characteristics come to mind. White picket fences, cookouts, and, of course, a sparkling swimming pool where family and friends can cool off.

Although these homes may not spark thoughts of “Americana” at first glance, they do capture some elements of what makes July Fourth great. And they just might make you wanna holler, “America!”

But which one is the best buy, all things considered?

Nothing epitomizes “American-ness” in homes more than a white picket fence, and this 2004 craftsman in West Midtown near Crest Lawn Cemetery is surrounded by this iconic structure. It doesn’t hurt that the welcoming front porch serves as a nice backdrop for the fence. Inside the 3,485-square-foot abode, three bedrooms and three bathrooms are accompanied by a spacious living area and kitchen complete with breakfast nook. The current asking price is $450,000.

From the gated fence to the covered front porch and, of course, the American flag at front and center, this 2002 Peachtree Hills craftsman inspires nostalgic thoughts of lazing away the days sipping lemonade in the porch swing. The 3,668-square-foot home also contains four bedrooms and four bathrooms plus new hardwood floors, a new roof, and new Circa lighting. Originally listed in May for $1,250,000, the current asking price is $1,199,000.

Hanging out on the back deck remains a favorite pastime for many on the Fourth of July, and this 1935 cottage in Peachtree Park delivers. From the curved seating alcove by the grill that ensures the grillmaster won’t be alone to the more expansive main seating area complete with table and chairs, this home is ready for a July Fourth feast. There’s also three bedrooms and two bathrooms inside the 2,176-square-foot home, which includes a one-car garage. Asking price is $675,000.

You can’t have a top-notch July Fourth cookout without a top-notch grilling area. At this 12,329-square-foot estate in Chastain Park, the outdoor cooking facilities are up to the task. Sequestered off the gazebo, a built-in grill is the beginning, with a built-in Big Green Egg in a secondary grilling area on the pool terrace. Other amenities in the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom house that bode well for a holiday soiree include a wine cellar, custom bar, and game room. The current asking price is $3,250,000.

Hosting a Fourth of July get-together always rises to the next level when a sweet swimming pool is involved. At this 2012 Morningside residence, the swimming pool and hot tub are primed for celebrating with friends and family. And with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 6,500 square feet, there will be plenty of room in case the party continues long after the fireworks are over. Asking price is $2,395,000.


Which property is the best buy?

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  • 28%
    1690 Carr Circle N.W. (West Midtown)
    (131 votes)
  • 22%
    2285 Plaster Ave. N.E. (Peachtree Hills)
    (104 votes)
  • 17%
    721 E. Paces Ferry Road N.E. (Peachtree Park)
    (83 votes)
  • 17%
    402 Hillside Drive N.W. (Chastain Park)
    (80 votes)
  • 14%
    927 Wildwood Road N.E. (Morningside)
    (69 votes)
467 votes total Vote Now