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Gussied-up 1920s bungalow in Morningside would like to fetch $1.25M

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Revived classic is another example of a non-mansion listing well above $1 million in the neighborhood

A white older bungalow with a green lawn in from and driveway at right.
Porte-cochère, anyone?
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

As time moves on and Atlanta’s economy continues to grow, Morningside is becoming less and less the province of million-dollar buyers looking to show off, for better or worse.

It’s been decades since Morningside real estate—as with other established intown districts, such as once-seedy Ansley Park—was the territory of Average Joe buyers, but a million bucks doesn't stretch like it used to. Less than three years ago, anecdotally speaking, a gorgeously restored Tudor here, with high walkability and about 3,000 square feet, could have been had for $800,000.

A pair of unostentatious, updated Morningside classics, including the one below and another non-mansion, have listed in the past couple of days, both north of the $1 million threshold.

The smaller, but more aesthetically bold option is a 1925 bungalow of white-painted brick, a few doors down from North Highland Avenue, between D.B.A. Barbecue and Doc Chey’s Noodle House.

It’s asking $1.25 million through Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties.

A porch with white brick and wood ceilings.
A new ceiling treatment and lighting for the porch at 1308 N. Morningside Drive NE.

Having undergone what’s described as a “total high-end renovation and expansion,” the five-bedroom, five-bathroom abode (hardly a tight cottage) is loaded with high-end appliances, marble, and indiscreet lighting choices.

It last moved about three years ago—following a substantial 2014 renovation that added a backyard carport—for $1,060,000, per property records.

Records also indicate it spans about 2,600 square feet, with another 400 covered.

Surprises include the mudroom laundry situation, beamed ceilings, and that secret room upstairs.

A kitchen and dining room with big fancy lights above.
Dramatic lighting in the kitchen and dining room, off the entry.
A kitchen with velvety stools and ceiling beams.
The hidden positioning of speakers—and the microwave.
A white kitchen with beams overhead.
A closer look at kitchen cabinetry and other storage.
A bedroom with white walls and a large bed.
Master bedroom, with back porch access.
A white master bathroom with a fireplace.
Restored fireplace and clawfoot tub in the master bathroom.
A room with brick chimney and black and blue chairs.
A reading space where the stairs meet the second story.
A bedroom with shiny wallpaper and a bed.
Bedrooms are no stranger to jazzy wallpaper.
A bedroom with a green wallpaper motif and big bed.
What is this, the W?
A room with a couch and chairs, gray walls.
In this bedroom, a white built-in bookcase swings open to reveal...
A small attic space with a chalkboard wall.
...this low-ceilinged flex space.
A photo of a backyard with green grass and carport.
The backyard’s porch, carport, and expanded second story.