When it comes to interior design, surprises are found here behind tall rows of privet hedges along Inman Park’s main commercial drag, North Highland Avenue.
That’s where this 1906 bungalow, expanded and heavily modified over the years, is surrounded by iron gates and gardens with palms and Italian cypresses described in the listing, collectively, as romantic and enchanting.
Beyond so much greenery, the home overlooks Freedom Park from the corner of North Highland and Washita avenues, between popular eateries Fritti and Folk Art.
Listed this week for $1,449,000 with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, it’s the property of noted artist Michael Dines and wife Erica, a photographer.
One giveaway is the barn-like, two-car garage in the back that serves as Dines’s painting studio, allowing to him to create enormous, moody realist landscapes of 200 square feet, in some cases, as he told Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine when this home graced the cover.
Moving past the generous front porch, with its touch of stained glass and other vintage windows, the interior is surprisingly spartan and airy—a century-old bungalow with an open floorplan that lives up to the billing.
The heart-pine floors lend warmth and set a nice contrast with the modernized kitchen, which was “meticulously designed by [a] celebrated international designer and renovated with authentic appointment,” as the listing puts it.
The WalkScore’s a strong 85, and the 3,200 square feet qualify as a large home, even by IP standards. With a gorgeously finished terrace level, the layout is unique as bungalows go, though the overall room count (three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms) and price/square foot breakdown ($452) could hold fewer charms for discerning buyers at this level.
To boost space even further at this “true gem in sought-after Inman Park,” as the listing notes, permanent stairs are in place leading to an attic.
An added cherry on this highly customized cake is the private Inman Park Pool Association membership that comes with.