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With perky Cape Cod stylings, bungalow near Beltline’s Westside Trail summons $275K

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The listing dubs Oakland City “one of Atlanta’s fastest appreciating neighborhoods”

A white home with two dormers and trees all around it.
Dormers at 1388 Westboro Drive SW add architectural variety among Atlanta’s 1940s home styles.
Keller Knapp; photography by Will Dodgen

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.

A white sunroom with two chairs and a bike and many windows.
The home’s bright sunroom.
A white living room space with a fireplace.
Into the front living room with a brick fireplace, off the entry.
A blue little living room with a gray couch.
This side of the arched passageway reveals barn-style doors on tracks in another lounging space.
A bright blue kitchen with brown granite countertops.
Pops of color continue in the kitchen.
A gray dining room with french doors.
The kitchen connects to dining at the back of the home, where French doors reveal the deck.
A white bedroom with orange chairs and orange bedspread.
Master bedroom with two closets.
A light blue bathroom and floral shower curtain in a bathroom.
One of two bathrooms in the house, off the main bedroom.
A beige room that’s being used as a bedroom with a pink bedspread.
The second room currently configured as a bedroom.
A long beige bathroom, with a floral shower curtain.
The other bath.
A long deep backyard with grass and trees above.
A deck off the back leads down to a deep, blank backyard.