Homes around Atlanta with “Built in 2020” listing descriptions are officially a thing now, and this fresh offering in Kirkwood lends an idea where new-construction prices stand in this new decade.
Counting four bedrooms and a plenty-roomy 3,170 square feet, it’s one of eight Kirkwood homes (without contracts) asking north of $700,000 at the moment, topping out with an $850,000 six-bedroom traditional a few blocks away.
That’s all emblematic of continued price increases across Atlanta, especially in eastside neighborhoods.
Consider: In August 2016, a house on nearby Murray Hill Avenue raised hackles—and mentions of a “bubble” among site commenters—when it listed for $700,000, which would have been a record sale for Kirkwood at the time. Since then, according to Zillow data, more than 60 homes in the neighborhood have sold for $700,000 or more.
Zooming in, 354 Clifford Avenue NE is marketed as “gorgeous new-construction,” as listed recently at $769,000 with Keller Knapp Realty.
With colorful staging and design elements such as decorative wall finishes, plentiful shiplap, and snazzy light fixtures, it strives to avoid boring.
The square footage allows for three options for dining areas (counting the large kitchen island), with a 36-inch Viking range that should help with preparation for groups. Other perks include a handy drink fridge and open cabinetry in the butler’s pantry, spacious front and back porches, and trim and ceiling patterns befitting the traditional style.
Conversely, at this price, buyers might hanker for covered parking—or at least an off-street option that’s not in the front yard. Lot limitations obviously restricted that.
Larger Kirkwood houses have sold for less in recent months, but not all count walkability to a variety of destinations—a MARTA train station, College Avenue eateries, Bessie Branham Park, and Oakhurst Village among them.