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Poncey-Highland bungalow aiming for $1.3M is idyllic—but not exactly huge

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The “gorgeously appointed” 1920s dwelling stands a block from Freedom Park

A beige brick bungalow behind lush green yard and a picket fence.
The revived exterior and lush font yard, as seen in summer, at 645 Seminole Avenue NE.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

[Correction, January 17, 12:54 p.m. The property owner sends documentation that shows the home’s square footage is larger than previously stated here, 2,580 square feet, contrary to listings and city property records. We apologize for the error.]

Maybe eight blocks due east of Ponce City Market, this 1920s bungalow is a showcase of home-design aspects that Atlanta traditionalists typically adore.

The charming fence and primped yard. The sky-high curb appeal, to include a wide front porch both functional and cozy. The abundant molding and rooms not overly huge or stripped of their vintage appeal.

Whether that all justifies $622 per square foot in Atlanta is another matter.

(That’s higher than the average listing price in Los Angeles, although homes in that city’s most desirable districts, such as Venice, cost significantly more.)

The eyeopening cost/square foot breakdown in Poncey-Highland is a product of the house’s not-McMansion size—hardly cramped at 2,048 2,580 square feet, but with a price of $1,275,000, as listed this week with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sales records don’t show any houses of comparable size and style that have sold for more than $900,000 in the area, although maybe the level of refinement could set this Seminole Avenue charmer apart?

A porch with nice wooden chairs and a ceiling fan overhead and windows with shutters.
The cozy porch, with a ceiling fan overhead, is classic intown Atlanta.

The location is obviously appealing, with Freedom Park (and its connective PATH Trail) a block away, and the shops and eats around Poncey-Highland and Little Five Points basically within sight.

Counting four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the renovated home itself is described as “gorgeously appointed” with one delightful room after the next. The floorplan’s flowing, as opposed to wide open, punctuated with coffered ceilings and humidity-fighting ceiling fans in the right places.

There’s a long driveway that stretches into the sloped backyard, but the property lacks covered parking.

Records indicate the home last sold in 2014, following a renovation, for $690,000. It was briefly listed for sale early last year at $1,115,000.

A white family room with old furniture and a ceiling fan.
Upon entry, a fireside family room.
A white dining room with a  long dining table and bar.
One formal option for dining, off the family room.
A white kitchen with three stools and coffered ceilings.
Stylistically appropriate coffered ceilings in the kitchen.
A dining room table in a white kitchen.
Kitchen dining.
A white bedroom with two windows and a bike on the wall.
A primary bedroom (one of four) on the main level.
A master bathroom with two sinks.
Double vanities in an updated master bath.
A long tv against a wall in an attic space converted to a room.
Upstairs, a loungy TV room.
A white attic space with a bedroom in it.
Another sleeping option in what appears to be a converted attic.
A small white room wit a screened porch just beyond it.
Off the sitting room is a small screened porch, also with ceiling fan.
A beige brick bungalow home as seen from behind.
A broader view of the backyard’s deck and parking situation.