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Ansley Park traditional with surprisingly mod interiors has been reduced by $500K

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Despite a location between Atlanta Botanical Garden and Midtown, 5,000-square-footer has lingered for nearly a year

A large green home on a pristine lawn with big oak trees around it.
The cedar-shake approach at 34 Park Lane.
Ansley Atlanta Real Estate

Could it be that Atlanta buyers in the $2 million stratosphere can’t live without a bona fide garage?

Maybe that’s reasonable, and it could help explain the selling struggles this traditional-style, shingle-clad Ansley Park home is experiencing, despite its roominess and tony location.

It initially listed back in September for $2.35 million, and a series of five price reductions began in October, per Zillow data.

The current ask is a full half-million bucks cheaper—$1,850,000—as posted this week by Ansley Atlanta Real Estate.

So what gives?

A dining room with a long wooden table and a living room beyond.
No frilly wallpaper in this dining room’s restrained motif—or that of the sitting area seen at left.

With six bedrooms and five full bathrooms (plus two half-baths), this residence occupies a large corner lot where several streets converge, with the tennis courts and playground of McClatchey Park directly across the road, and Piedmont Park’s northern meadow within two blocks. Colony Square’s ongoing overhaul, like the rest of Midtown, is a few winding streets in the other direction. Intown locations can be worse.

Built in 2004, it’s younger than it might seem at first blush, and the 5,000 square feet inside are loaded with top-flight finishes, such as a pro-grade kitchen, master bath with heated floors, and an elevated, screened porch that’s extremely conducive to chill football nights in autumn.

The clean-lined interiors, however, could be a jolt for buyers expecting frillier traditional designs the exterior seems to suggest.

Downstairs is a large space that currently functions as a gym but could be a second family hangout. Out front is a manicured lawn, but there’s almost no backyard to speak of, which isn’t necessarily a minus for city folks.

The backyard is “fully fenced,” as the listing points out, and the carport does fit two vehicles. But is it enough for what’s among Ansley Park’s top five priciest houses at the moment?

An office with gray walls and a motorcycle parked in there.
A speed theme in one bedroom that functions as an office.
A leather couch with many windows in a living room.
Where the primary living space meets the kitchen.
A white kitchen with a large steel stove and two sinks.
A wine fridge with basket storage for fruits and veggies in the revised, dual-sink kitchen.
A bedroom with a gray bed and gray walls and office at right.
Modern furnishings continue in the master bedroom, with a step-up office nook.
A bathroom with a large shower and a tub at left.
A walk-in shower and standalone tub in the master.
A long vanity in a master bathroom, with gray walls.
The master’s vanity leans more traditional.
A blue bedroom with wood floors and a bathroom seen at right.
Vaulted ceilings in a secondary bedroom.
A screened back porch area with a long white couch and TV.
The party-ready, elevated back porch certainly doesn’t hurt value.
A back porch with blue chairs and brick flooring.
Mod furnishings continue on the back patio, where the carport is seen beyond.