The Southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Oakland City is dotted with home renovations right now spanning from the high $100,000s to a “farmhouse” asking a hay bale over $400,000, but this cottage on Westboro Drive makes a case for being the most charming.
Built in 1949, it stands about three blocks from the Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail’s connection with the Lee + White warehouse redevelopment district and brewery scene, located in neighboring West End.
However, another neighborhood selling point—Oakland City’s eponymous MARTA station—is a hike of more than a dozen blocks to the south.
With its dormers, tall chimney, and sweet sunroom of so many windows, the Cape Cod-style residence lends architectural variety among the ubiquitous brick, postwar bungalows found around Atlanta.
Listed this week with Keller Knapp Realty for $275,000, it counts three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,700 square feet—and the first case of barn doors on an arched doorway in recent memory.
There’s actually a pair of smaller living rooms between the entry and kitchen, with a hip dining room at the back. From there, French doors unveil an ample deck and enough raw backyard space for a second home of its size—at least.
The listing dubs Oakland City “one of Atlanta’s fastest appreciating neighborhoods” and invites interested parties to “become a local at breweries, coffee shops, art galleries, parks, and restaurants.”
Property records indicate the home has traded for $18,000 during the recession, as little as $60,000 in 2016, and then—following renovations—for $145,500 that same year.
So that appreciation claim just might hold water.