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Agent: This redone Sylvan Hills bungalow asking $320K was mobbed with offers

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Following a gut-renovation, the 1940s bungalow south of downtown Atlanta was under contract in the first weekend

A white bungalow with a yellow door and arched porch.
The refreshed facade, with arched porch features intact, at 1788 Melrose Drive SW.
PalmerHouse Properties; photography by Ilya Zobanov/Gold Lens Media

If ever there was a neighborhood with a name that could be taken literally, it’s century-old Sylvan Hills in Southwest Atlanta, where the trees and elevation changes are many and some older housing stock shares a common developer with properties in Morningside.

As of last year, home sales in Sylvan Hills had edged over the $400,000 mark in at least one instance, indicating the appeal that had initially put the neighborhood on the map is still there.

Further proof came this past weekend with a three-bedroom, two-bathroom renovation that’d listed late last week at $319,900.

Listing agent Bryan Gates, a Realtor with PalmerHouse Properties, tells Curbed Atlanta the 1940s bungalow has attracted five full-ask offers—two in the first day. One contract was accepted Sunday, Gates says.

Off the entry, the vaulted-ceiling living room joins the dining space.

Fully constructed of brick, the 1,408-square-foot dwelling joins houses in a similar vein on Melrose Drive, south of Atlanta’s core and basically equidistant to downtown and the airport.

Another selling point within a few blocks is 50-acre (and also sylvan) Perkerson Park, with its splash pad and ITP’s only disc golf course. A few blocks north of that is the Beltline’s under-construction Southside Trail-West.

Per Gates’s listing, the bungalow in question was fully gutted—plumbing and electrical included—and brought back to modern standards with custom cabinetry, stone counters, and perks such as a wine cooler. The large, unfinished basement looks like potential central.

It’s collectively called the “perfect mix of historical gems and modern day features” at what’s essentially half the price (or almost) of Eastside properties with similar size and vintage.

A large white kitchen with two windows and an antique sink.
The expansive kitchen, with white cabinetry to contrast dark wood flooring.
A white master bedroom with a blue bed.
Wood accents continue in the master bedroom, with a barn door revealing the dual-vanity bathroom.
A master bathroom with black tiling and a white shower at right.
Master bath.
A bathroom with creative tiles and a reclaimed wood mirror.
Detailing in the secondary bathroom.
A backside of a white home with a covering roof over a patio.
A covered patio space off the driveway.