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What a $770K house looks like in Kirkwood these days

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The newly constructed four-bedroom is walkable to MARTA and Oakhurst Village

A two-story white house with a large porch and a skinny tree in the front yard.
The inviting front porch and parking situation at 354 Clifford Avenue NE.
Keller Knapp Realty/354 Clifford Avenue; photography by Daniel Stabler

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.

A foyer space in a new house with designer lighting on the ceilings above.
The deployment of designer lighting choices—and barn doors—is apparent upon entry.

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.

A dining room with a long wooden table and modern light fixture.
To the right of the front door is this dining room space—and a peek at the butler’s pantry.
A white kitchen with a huge stove and white island of granite.
The white motif continues in the kitchen, which has a Viking range and butler’s pantry with a beverage fridge.
A large white living room with a fireplace and large light.
The fireside living room, with built-in cabinetry.
A white and blue bedroom with a huge white bed and white barn door.
The blue, decorative office wall echoes in the master suite, with its two walk-in closets and polarizing barn door.
A big master bathroom with stone counters and shiplap on the walls.
Master bathroom.
A white bathroom with black tiling around the shower.
Black tiling in a main-level bedroom’s bath.
A deck with a ceiling fan overlooking a yellow grass yard.
The spacious, covered back deck overlooks a relatively flat and versatile backyard.
A large white home with a mauve new house beside it too.
The home in context with neighbors.