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Redone 1920s cottage aims to be rare West End home sale north of $500K

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The four-bedroom renovation melds vintage appeal with contemporary functionality near the Atlanta Beltline

A small blue cottage with light brick and a charming front porch set back from yellow dormant grass.
The charming facade detailing and front-yard parking pad at 1285 Greenwich Street SW.
Area West Realty; photos by James L. Hicks Photography

It’s been nearly three years since a West End bungalow with Arts & Crafts appeal and 3,700 square feet squashed neighborhood sales records by trading—for more than its asking price—at $425,000.

But that number looks relatively tame now.

Historic West End home sales north of a half-million bucks have been a thing for a while, as this circa-1920 renovation is fully aware, listing in recent days with Area West Realty for $515,000.

The goal is to join three other single-family houses that’ve sold for more than a half-million dollars in recent years, topping out with an 1800s Four Square that fetched $585,000 in the summer of 2018.

Just one other West End option—a 2,800-square-foot, four-bedroom bungalow that comes furnished—is seeking more ($534,000) right now.

A large gray room with a ceiling fan and light.
The main living space off the entry, where an original fireplace was incorporated into the new layout.

The perky Greenwich Street cottage in question stands a block and change from the Beltline’s Westside Trail, due east of Westview Cemetery. It’s a street dotted with similar renovations, though a neighboring property is clearly ailing.

Moving inside, the square footage is 2,100, a rep tells Curbed Atlanta. The bathroom count is three. And a flex office room isn’t included in bedroom counts.

It’s described as being attractively unassuming, with historic character (see: original fireplace, facade detailing) commingling with today’s conveniences (large closets, a true laundry room, fresh kitchen).

Off-street parking is limited to a pad in front, but a plus, per the listing, is this floorplan’s ability to host Airbnb stays or roommates.

A less tangible attraction, per marketing language: “Community!!”

A new kitchen in an older home with woods floors.
A center-island range hood in the new kitchen.
A gray bathroom with new white tiling.
A secondary bathroom.
A huge gray room with a gray carpet atop the wood.
A flexible space located at the property’s rear, with views of a deck that was still under construction.
A large gray master bedroom with a big fan overhead.
Tray ceilings and an oversized fan in the master bedroom.
A gray master bathroom with a standalone white tub.
Master bathroom (mirrors pending).
A blue house standing among trees and a yellow yard.
Closer view of side-porch details.