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For $550K, jazzed-up Kirkwood ranch brings a two-bedroom apartment (and pops of pink)

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The recently listed renovation described as “gorgeous” overlooks Coan Park

A white home with two pink doors and a sloping green grass hill, with stone steps.
The Floridian color scheme at 1573 Paxon Street SE, with entry to the downstairs apartment at bottom right.
Southeastern Home; photography by Jake Green/Imoto

In the southwestern fringes of Kirkwood, along sloping Paxon Street, this updated ranch from 1963 is anything but typical now, at least in terms of layout and design decisions.

Like most ranches of the era, it’s solid brick all the way around, but now with a white-painted facade that includes what could be polarizing door colors.

Fluorescent flamingo, let’s call it.

In any case, this latest intown renovation by M2REST, a real estate company, is described as “gorgeous” in a location that’s “ideal,” per the listing.

The Walk Score of 50 indicates a vehicle could be required here. But beyond a ravine is Coan Park, a multipurpose green space flanked by PATH’s Trolley Line Trail, which is set for a TSPLOST-funded extension to the Beltline’s Eastside Trail on former trolley car right-of-way. (Construction, at last check, was expected to begin this year).

The property listed in recent days with Southeastern Home for $550,000. The square footage isn’t specified, but that asking price puts it about midway between the poles of other four-bedroom Kirkwood renovations on the market.

A living room and kitchen with long windows.
Inside the main-level entry, this living room and kitchen combo overlooks the park.

It lives like two separate homes, with two driveways and entrances to two-bedroom spaces on each level.

The main space is above, and what’s called an “amazing income suite” is below, where another kitchen and additional bathroom are found. (Bonus: There’s sound-proof insulation now between floors, notes the listing.)

The lack of a connection between floors could be a hassle for families hoping to enjoy the entire home at once, and the giant backyard—easily capable of hosting a pool, or two—could be a handful to maintain.

Records show the home last traded with a more traditional, brick appearance for $210,000 in November. A YouTube virtual tour of the property helps make sense of the revised layout.

A dining room with sliding doors and a sputnik light.
The dining space, with a sputnik light and sliding doors to a fire pit area. The kitchen includes soft-close cabinetry.
A white little living room with a white couch and two chairs.
Another main-level living space.
A white master bedroom with a sputnik light fixture.
The master bedroom, one of four across two levels.
A white master bathroom with a walk-in closet.
The master bath’s walk-in closet. The property has three bathrooms overall.
A long white space in the basement with a kitchen at right.
The two-bedroom suite downstairs, with white appliances in the kitchen. A sliding barn door separates an office or smaller bedroom space.
A long white and black kitchen space.
The home’s second kitchen.
A big white bedroom with a black and white bed.
The larger bedroom space downstairs.
A patio space with a  fire pit and huge backyard.
The side patio space—and a glimpse at the extremely deep backyard.