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.
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.