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Spiffed-up cottage illustrates how far a half-million bucks goes in Edgewood these days

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Redone property from early 1900s counts 1,500 square feet

A blue little cottage is shown against a road with green lawn in front.
The home’s corner-lot positioning, where Mortimer Street meets Mortimer Place.
Engel & Volkers Intown Atlanta; photography by Jason Belisha

It’s a 1915 cottage on a corner lot in Edgewood, but judging by the listing proclamations, you’d think it’s a restored Philip Shutze classic in Peachtree Heights or something:

“Fully appointed homes of this caliber, and with this much character, are rarely available,” is one example. Another: “High ceilings, original fireplaces, and other period details make this home a truly curated and unparalleled offering in the area.”

Applause for the passionate marketing, and there is much to clap for here on Mortimer Place.

Tucked a block in from busy Moreland Avenue, just north of equally busy Memorial Drive, the house listed this week for $499,900 with Engel & Volkers Intown Atlanta, an example of what a half-million bucks bags in eastside neighborhoods described as “white-hot.”

A black and white kitchen with wooden tables and chairs.
The updated kitchen with an apron sink and cabinetry described as “bespoke.”

The 2017 full renovation looks very 2019, with the open shelving, rustic lighting choices, and subway tile commingling with period details that were spared.

At 1,500 square feet, it manages three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, all updated.

It’s a situation where Carrara marble meets a vintage clawfoot tub, and where a rocking-chair front porch complements a fenced and very functional backyard, with a couple of parking spaces wedged off the street.

It last sold, almost immediately, in early 2017 for $402,000. That was $12,000 over asking.

A living room with white walls and grey furniture.
Living room, off the entry.
A kitchen with cabinetry, wooden table and red post on wall.
Another angle of the reimagined kitchen space.
A clawfoot tub at left is seen with a master bedroom with wedding photos on wall.
Master bedroom, with the clawfoot tub through the doorway.
A master bathroom with two sinks.
Dual-sink master bathroom, with marble.
A child’s bedroom with two cribs and fanciful paintings.
Secondary bedroom, with views to the backyard fire pit.
A white bathroom with one sink and toilet.
The second redone bathroom.
A deck with seating and views across the deep yard.
A deck with seating and views across the deep yard.
A grassy backyard with a little shed and fire pit.
Two slots of parking at right, with a social area between there and the shed.