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.)
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.