For her first investment property, Devina Miller confronted what she describes as a scourge on Bush Mountain, a neighborhood southwest of downtown Atlanta bordering West End and Oakland City.
“It’s been a labor of love to take this neighborhood eyesore—once a breeding ground for drugs and violence—to now a beautiful beacon of light for the community,” Miller tells Curbed Atlanta.
Marketed as being on a quiet lane, the Ladd Street property is a few blocks from the Beltline’s Westside Trail, near the Lee+White brewery district, with MARTA’s Oakland City stop walkable in the other direction.
Miller listed it this week with PalmerHouse Properties for a buck shy of $290,000.
Once shuttered with plywood on the windows, the bungalow now sports a fresh white facade and sodded yard. Miller expanded it from from 950 square feet to 1,500, replacing virtually everything.
Inside are three bedrooms (including an oversized master) and three bathrooms, with some areas (living room) paying the price of the restricted square footage.
Perks include an inviting porch, soft-close kitchen cabinetry, NEST thermostat, and that pot-filler for pasta lovers above the stove.
Records show the property last traded for $85,000 in 2018.