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Seeking $620K, midcentury expansion in northeast Atlanta is anything but bland

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Modernization project off Cheshire Bridge Road qualifies as unique

The new look and functionality at 988 Cardova Drive NE.
The new look and functionality at 988 Cardova Drive NE.
Method Real Estate Advisors

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.

The downstairs bath, one of two in the home.

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.

The main living space and kitchen, off the entry.
Seen here is more painted brick, a snazzy light fixture, and a sliding door that guards the upstairs addition.
The kitchen’s variety of seating and contemporary cabinetry.
Downstairs bedroom with patio access.
Stairs lead to this new level and an elevated master bedroom.
Master bathroom upstairs.
The new second-story outdoor perch.
The stone retaining walls were clearly retained.
Aerial view of the sloped backyard.