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Could this refreshed 1930s West End bungalow be reasonably priced at $285K?

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A block from the Atlanta Beltline, it’s the neighborhood’s cheapest finished four-bedroom option

A bungalow home with painted white brick and blue trim, beyond a green front yard.
The perkier facade at 711 Bernice Street.
Ansley Atlanta Real Estate; photography by Nick Hoisington

This rehab project in West End stands among a street full of bungalows in a similar stylistic vein, but it stands out in a neighborhood where home sales in the $400,000s (or significantly higher) have become commonplace.

Built in 1935, the four-bedroom offering is located on Bernice Street, about a block from where the Beltline’s Westside Trail meets Gordon-White Park, as the crow flies.

It’s the neighborhood’s cheapest finished renovation with north of 1,500 square feet by a significant margin, according to Zillow data. (That excludes several properties with pre-foreclosure status).

A handful of larger four-bedroom homes in West End are asking between $439,000 and $534,000 right now. About two dozen houses, in general, have traded for north of $400,000 since 2017.

The listing in question emerged with Ansley Atlanta Real Estate in recent days at $285,000.

An off white room with a fireplace next to the front door.
A sitting room with built-ins off the entry.

It’s marketed as being charming, with a smart floorplan of 1,972 square feet, in a vibrant area. As one might guess, the original red brick has been repainted since the home sold in March for $185,000.

Beyond a functional porch, there’s a flowing floorplan with two bedrooms downstairs and two in a converted attic, but just one bathroom for each floor. Some period touches remain.

The property offers driveway parking. But, as is, the small backyard isn’t so functional, and sections of the fencing appear to be flirting with collapse.

But for sub-$300,000 in Atlanta these days, homebuyers can’t always get what they want.

An off-white TV room with a brown ceiling fan overhead.
A flexible space fitted as a TV room to the left of the front door.
A dining room with off-white walls and a dining room table.
Passing through the dining space to the kitchen.
Kitchen with black appliances and tile floors.
The revised kitchen connects to a laundry room and a small back patio.
An off-white bedroom with a white bed.
One of two downstairs bedrooms, which share a hallway bathroom.
A tiled bathroom with grey and glass and a large window.
The upstairs bathroom in a former attic space.
An off-white bedroom with a white bed and side tables made of wood.
The second downstairs bedroom.
A white brick home with blue highlights and a cracked driveway.
Driveway parking and a relatively small, blank-slate backyard.