Atlanta buyers with an appreciation for history and a hankering to make history might find their calling on Vine City’s storied Sunset Avenue.
Three doors down from Dr. Martin Luther King’s final home, a property that remains in the King family, this sprawling five-bedroom residence described as “elegant” is aiming to set the high mark for Vine City home sales by several hundred thousand dollars.
In the area, average home prices land at a little less than $230,000. Only one other house has sold for more than even $300,000 in Vine City—the one that belonged to Dr. King, according to property records.
This week, the home in question listed with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta North for $689,900.
Before falling from your chair, consider that the house, built in 2015, includes more than 5,600 square feet—enough room, as the listing suggests, for a family to live in a portion and rent the other.
“It is nearly impossible to find another intown home that is 5,000+ square feet and less than five-years-old,” the listing accurately asserts. (A couple of new Buckhead palaces excluded).
While the house probably won’t be gracing the pages of Southern Living, the price per square foot breakdown ($123) could seem like a fire sale compared to virtually all new-home product in Atlanta. Four bedrooms and a two-car garage with a workshop come with.
The city’s core is just beyond the trees. Another perk is green space.
From the porch, it’s a one-block walk to the forthcoming Rodney Cook Sr. Park—planned as a rainwater-capturing cousin to Historic Fourth Ward Park—while a block in the other direction is John F. Kennedy Park, which wrapped a $2.4-million overhaul prior to Atlanta’s Super Bowl.