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Artistic Inman Park bungalow from 1906 leans mod, spartan, and gorgeous at $1.4M

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The home of a noted Atlanta artist and photographer, this “true gem” has graced magazine covers

A living room with white walls and a fireplace and gray furniture.
Surprisingly airy spaces inside 403 N. Highland Avenue begin just off the entry.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

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.

A white home with palms on the porch also has large furniture make of wicker and steel.
Potted palms and spaces for outdoor lounging and dining greet visitors.

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.

A front door at left is shown with a parlor and living room, with gray furniture.
Off the porch, a foyer opens to a parlor and then leads around to a fireside family room.
A dining room with a wooden chandelier and wooden furniture.
This separated dining room with a tidy fireplace joins a breakfast area.
A living room with gray furniture and a big chandelier looking back to a kitchen.
The main-level living room with kitchen views.
A white kitchen with marble countertops and a large stainless fridge at right.
In the kitchen is a Wolf six-burner double oven, Sub-Zero appliances, an island with farm sink, and the breakfast bar with marble countertops echoed in the slabbed backsplash.
Wooden stairs and an iron door.
Route to the terrace level.
A bathroom with high white ceilings and a tile floor.
A glimpse into the main-floor master.
A white master bedroom with a white bed and gray door at left.
Master bedroom.
The terrace level of the home with an open door to the backyard.
The terrace level offers shiplap walls and peacock pavers.
A white bathroom with a vintage vanity.
The downstairs bedroom suite includes a sitting room. Elsewhere is a second living space, coffee beverage station, and a recreation room.
A downstairs space that acts as an office now, with a painting of a tree on the wall.
Space configured as an office.
A balcony with gray furniture with views to the palm trees in back.
A balcony off the main level, overlooking the verdant yard.
A backyard with orange brick and ornate parking gates.
The backyard’s gated parking, with the garage studio beyond.