Over the years, midcentury home renovations of all shapes and sizes have been spotlighted on these pages in locations across Atlanta, but nothing quite like this expansion project in the Martin Manor neighborhood comes to mind.
It’s a 1951 ranch with square footage tacked on via a facade extension and added second story, listed this past weekend at $619,900 through Method Real Estate Advisors.
Tucked back from Cheshire Bridge Road and Lindbergh Drive near Interstate 85, at the end of a long, sloped drive, the property is accurately being marketed as a “one of a kind home.”
While parking is plentiful with a carport and driveway pad, the address allows for walkability to places like Taverna Plaka, Taqueria Del Sol, and Waffle House. The listing mentions handy driving proximity from here to Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Buckhead, and more.
Inside, the renovation could come across as the antidote for buyers who’ve grown bored with safe design choices like gray everything with splashes of sputnik lights. It’s called “stunning” with color schemes nothing short of “show-stopping.”
With 1,820 square feet, it’s hardly huge for a house priced north of $600,000, but the second story does allow for a third bedroom now. The bathroom count of two, however, could irk some families in the market for something both spacious and different.
City records indicate the home last sold for $340,000 in November, obviously prior to modifications.