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Oakhurst bungalow redo from 1925 is hearing crickets at $775K

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Four-bedroom renovation in choice location is called “stunning,” but buyers haven’t bitten so far

A white cottage property is show with a very green lawn and long driveway at right.
Is 227 Kings Highway enough house for the $800,000 range, even with Decatur perks?
PalmerHouse Properties

In Decatur’s leafy Oakhurst district, the listing for this bungalow renovation carries what appears to be a rare jab at a local governing body: “City begging for a two-story carriage house in back but wouldn’t allow raising roofline in attic?!?!”

So concludes the listing language for this overhauled 1925 residence that might not have been overhauled enough to suit original plans—or Decatur buyers’ tastes.

And that could speak to its unsold and discounted status after a month and a half on the market.

Built in 1925 and redone to the bones, the “stunning” four-bedroom, three and a half bathroom offering is basically equidistant to both Oakhurst Village and downtown Decatur, although the so-so WalkScore of 51 leaves something to be desired. (An office space separated by barn doors from the entry could technically be a fifth bedroom, per the listing.)

A white bedroom off a foyer with shiplap walls and a wooden door.
Adjoining the spacious foyer is a half-bath with finishes in a style reflected throughout.

Highlights include pretty, wide-plank floors of white oak found throughout the home, save the attic addition, and touches like Carrara marble that clads the master suite’s bathroom. Square footage clocks in at 2,356.

Shortcomings could be the lack of covered parking (and shared driveway) and a backyard deck situation that few buyers at this price point are likely to get excited about.

Listed in early August just shy of $800,000, the price was adjusted earlier this month to $774,900, via PalmerHouse Properties.

While the market’s still trending up, sales records indicate it would be the smallest Oakhurst house (by about 100 square feet) to sell in the high $700,000s in recent years, should it achieve the current price.

A huge interior space with an office
The very open floorplan, as seen from the foyer, with a small office space at right.
A white living room space with a shiplap wall and fireplace, and stairs behind.
Into the living room cove.
A large kitchen done in with with a range hood and two whicker style chairs.
The expansive kitchen, with vintage-style pendants.
A large white kitchen shown with a backyard deck and trees beyond.
Where ample counter space meets the doorway to the backyard deck.
A master bedroom with white bed and tv on the left wall.
Master bathroom on the main level, with more white oak and another sliding door.
A master bathroom clad in marble with two vanities.
Marble abounds in the master bath, at the home’s front.
A bathroom of white walls and grey tile.
Herringbone tile patterns in an ancillary bathroom.
An attic bedroom space with a bathroom in white at left.
Lone listing photo of what’s now in the attic.
A backyard with a small deck and gravel and driveway at left.
Shared driveway and a new deck around back.