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For $400K, Adair Park bungalow from mid-2000s aims to mimic Atlanta classics

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It’s said to have old-school charm without the maintenance hassles

A blue bungalow with a brick porch and grass in front.
A throwback facade from the mid-aughts at 888 Tift Avenue SW.
Keller Knapp Realty; photography by Will Dodgen

The white picket fence isn’t the only feature that harkens Atlanta bungalows of old at this recent listing on Adair Park’s Tift Avenue.

There’s also a porch swing. A prominent brick chimney. A fireplace for burning real wood. And a deck that’s small by today’s standards.

Find this four-bedroom from 2006 a few doors down from Adair Park II, within a quick walk of all things afoot at The Met, the forthcoming Slim and Husky’s Pizza Beeria on Metropolitan Park, and in the other direction, the Lee + White brewery haven and Beltline’s Westside Trail.

Counting two bathrooms among 1,935 square feet, the house listed last week with Keller Knapp Realty for $400,000.

It embodies the area’s market fluctuation, having last sold about five years ago for $157,000—or less than half of the initial sales price in 2006, records show.

A porch with a white swing and two orange chairs that match the front door of a bungalow.
A porch swing befitting the style.

With its wide porch and throwback color scheme, “this newer construction has all the charm of [an] Atlanta classic without old house issues and upkeep,” reads the listing.

Open floorplan detractors might scoff upon walking in, but the lack of walls does allow for natural light to permeate—and for a general sense of roominess. Outside, the backyard is rather large and versatile, and the driveway parking looks sufficient for three vehicles.

It’s one of four built houses priced at $400,000 or higher in Adair Park right now.

Roughly 10 homes have sold between that mark and $530,000 in the neighborhood the past couple of years.

A white living room with a blue and gray couch.
Off the entry is the main living space with a wood-burning fireplace.
A white and blue kitchen with a stainless steel fridge at left.
A kitchen that can’t be accused of being drab.
A dining room with a  long wooden table and white kitchen at right.
How the dining room adjoins the main living space and kitchen.
A blue master bedroom with gray carpeting and french doors.
French doors reveal a small deck—or balcony—in the master bedroom.
A white master bathroom with a small vanity at left.
Master bathroom, with backyard views.
A bedroom with thick carpeting and gray walls with a guitar in a corner.
A secondary bedroom, one of four total.
A backyard of a blue house with a tiny deck.
Plenty of room for deck expansion around back.