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.
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.