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Darling 1920s Grant Park residence showcases original details, asks $575K

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While functional, the kitchen and bathrooms “will need your imagination and love,” the listing advises

A purple and white Victorian house on a green lawn with trees to the left.
Period details and Victorian elements abound at 851 Cherokee Avenue.
Compass/851 Cherokee.com; photography by Jim Johnson, Home Tour America

On a large corner lot that overlooks Grant Park’s eponymous green space, this 1920s Victorian bungalow brings much to the table for lovers of vintage Atlanta houses.

Stained, textured, and leaded glass abound, as do ornate fireplaces and original heart-pine floors. And what would a bungalow of the era, in this location, be without a central hallway and ceilings that must be close to 12 feet.

Listed this week with Compass for $575,000, it’s one of a half-dozen Grant Park houses for sale in the $500,000 range right now—and the largest of the lot.

It’s situated on Cherokee Avenue, across from the park’s Erskine Fountain, offering three bedrooms and two baths in a smidgen over 2,200 square feet.

An old purple and wood porch with a ceiling fan overhead.
The most quintessential of old Atlanta porches?

Parking is on-street, aside from a spot hidden around back and accessed via an electronic rolling gate.

While they appear fully functional if somewhat funky, the “kitchen and baths will need your imagination and love,” the listing warns.

Compass broker Rob Smith also sends along what he describes as a “quarantine-friendly, eight-minute virtual walkthrough” via YouTube.

The home’s previous condition is pictured here, when it sold for $381,000 about six years ago.

A central hallway with rooms branching off in an old house.
Period detailing continues in the living room and central hall.
A large room with a functional fireplace off the entry.
A functional fireplace off the entry.
A large dining room space with wood floors.
The dining room, en route to the kitchen.
A huge white kitchen with a range hood and white cabinetry.
Very high ceilings continue in the kitchen, which could be called stylistically incongruous.
a breakfast place with white walls and ceilings in the old home.
A sunny breakfast porch off the kitchen.
A room with a huge built-in books cases painted light blue.
Walls of built-ins in one of three bedrooms.
A large bathroom with purple tile and a dual vanity.
One of two bathrooms.
A white bathroom space with a dated vanity.
Part of a large master suite on the second floor, a former attic, with another dual vanity, built-in shelving, and sitting area.
A backyard deck with a basketball goal at right.
As is, the backyard offers hoops and al fresco dining options on the deck.