Take a walk, drive, or bike ride through Morningside-Lenox Park, and in short time you’ll realize a defining architectural type of the district is the classic brick Tudor—what shotgun bungalows are, in a way, to Cabbagetown.
And brick Tudors don’t get much more quintessential Morningside than this. At least from the exterior.
Posted late this week for $899,000 through Keller Williams Realty, this listing from 1932 offers four bedrooms and four bathrooms in a roomy 2,880 square feet.
It joins a half-dozen Morningside homes in the $900K-ish range right now, but it brings what could be the most handsome exterior among them.
The street has leafy quietude on its side, located around the corner from the North Highland Avenue commercial strip that includes Alon’s Bakery and Doc Chey’s Noodle House. From here, it’s a winding bike ride of a mile and change to Piedmont Park’s Monroe Drive entrance.
The curb appeal is high—so much classic brick juxtaposed with a stone foundation and nice, subtle landscaping—and the long drive leads back, behind gates, to a carriage house above the garage.
A treehouse, or elevated playhouse, overlooks the back lawn and what’s described as a screened “all-seasons room,” with rustic beams above and slate flooring below.
The listing does mention that a set of city-approved, main-home expansion plans comes with the property. That could be taken as an admission the interior might not suffice for discerning buyers at this level.
Don’t expect vast, wall-free spaces in a home that still very much lives like a product of the 1930s. Then again, there are those who scoff at demolished walls as sacrilege, and embrace coziness as virtue. To a degree.