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Flipper: Former drug den near Beltline’s Westside Trail is ‘beacon of light’ at $290K

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Southwest of downtown, the Bush Mountain property was expanded by 550 square feet

A white renovated home with driveway parking.
The thoroughly refreshed Southwest Atlanta property at 1260 Ladd Street SW, alongside a renovated neighboring home.
PalmerHouse Properties; photography by Brian Clinkscale/Idem Marketing

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.

A white and gray living room and kitchen combo.
Additions include custom molding in the living room and kitchen. A bedroom or flex space is walled off to the right.

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.

A dining room with gray walls and an angular light overhead.
A dining space to the right of the entry.
A kitchen with stainless appliances and white and black tiles.
Seating for three in the kitchen.
A large master bedroom with gray walls.
The master suite’s roominess and deck access. On the ceiling is what’s described as an invisible ceiling fan chandelier.
A master bathroom with white and gray tile.
Into the master bathroom—one of three.
A small white house with a deck and big yard.
A view of the back deck and blank-slate yard.
Two small rundown houses with trash in front yards.
Previous condition of the home in question and the property next door.
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