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This 1940s cottage is that rare Morningside house asking less than $600K

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By Atlanta standards, it’s not a large home, but the “super cute” description fits

A small white home with a light-blue door and black shutters, with a green lawn in front.
A property that exudes quaintness at 1370 Wessyngton Road NE.
Engel & Volkers Atlanta/Homesnap; photography by Daniel Stabler

T. J. Edmond, an agent with Engel & Volkers Atlanta, lends this logic for the pricing of a 1945 cottage he listed today with descriptors such as “a gem” and “super cute”:

“Morningside-Lenox Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Atlanta,” Edmond wrote in an email to Curbed Atlanta, “but finding a move-in ready house there for under $600,000, that isn’t on Monroe [Drive], or that needs a full renovation, is rare!”

Indeed, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom property is one of just five Morningside homes asking less than $600,000 right now. And while it’s smaller than many condos at 1,194 square feet, it could be the neighborhood’s most refined for the price, at least by the standards of today’s Atlanta buyer.

Representing Morningside’s more modest past, the house is tucked on quiet Wessyngton Road, one door down from North Highland Avenue, about two blocks from Alon’s Bakery and Market.

A white and grey living room with white built-in cabinetry.
Beyond a small porch and the entry is this living room with built-ins.

The “well-maintained” reference appears to apply to both the quaint facade and interior, where nary a square foot is wasted. It’s an old-school floorplan that flows without being one wallless space.

Perks include fresh paint, two outdoor hangouts in the back, and the ability to wash dishes and do laundry in the same space (positive thinking).

The basement storage/workshop space is a bonus, and for a family that embraces tighter living, the entree to assigned Morningside Elementary would be alluring.

It’s listed at $575,000. Edmond notes that showings begin Saturday, with an open house scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

A grey living room with a leather and grey couch.
Current seating arrangements in the home’s main living space.
A mauve painted room with a ceiling fan and large desk.
A flexible office space.
A kitchen with green floor tiles and light wood cabinets.
Beyond the tile-floor kitchen is a sunny dining area.
A large white bedroom with a grey bed.
The main bedroom.
A white master bathroom with a white curtain.
The size of a master bathroom to be expected with a cottage of this era.
A white bedroom with a small crib and wood floors.
The second bedroom.
A small yard and two decks seen behind a brown cottage.
Off-street parking, a deck off the back, and a raised patio.