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Craftsman bungalow from the 1880s, among Grant Park’s oldest homes, seeks $737K

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For those in the mood for period detailing and very tall ceilings

A blue and white bungalow with a brick path leading to it.
439 Oakland Avenue SE has been standing in Grant Park for more than 130 years.
Keller Knapp Realty; photography by Tom Griscom

It might lack the turrets, gingerbread, and overall Victorian wow-factor of other Grant Park homes from the 1800s, but this Craftsman bungalow is still inimitably detailed and relatively ancient by Atlanta standards.

Built in 1889, the wood-sided, throughly updated Oakland Avenue dwelling is considered to be among Grant Park’s oldest standing homes, per its marketers.

Find it about two blocks northwest of the neighborhood’s eponymous park, near Interstate 20, toting a 73 “Very Walkable” Walk Score.

With properties of this vintage in this neighborhood—especially with the requisite TLC so readily apparent—the period details (molding, fireplaces, pocket doors, original heart-pine floors) are to be expected.

Pleasant surprises begin at the front door (hand-carved, also original) and continue to the sprawling rooftop deck, which is said to have skyline views.

The square footage is pegged at 2,561 square feet, to include the custom, extremely angular former attic spaces.

The backyard has one social option after the next, from a dining deck to the fire pit and down to a pavilion that’s been fashioned from a former garage. That arrangement, per listings, means that parking is relegated to the street.

The property listed this week with Keller Knapp Realty for $737,000.

A long white hallway with a circular light over head.
The 13-foot ceilings found throughout begin in the foyer and central hall. The home’s original, hand-carved door is at right.
A big white living room with a gray couch.
A living room, to the right of the entry.
A white dining room.
Deeper into the home, the formal dining space is aesthetically restrained.
A large brown and white kitchen space.
Ceilings slope downward, toward a festive deck, in the roomy kitchen.
A large blue and white bedroom with a fireplace.
Another fireplace mantle is found in the master bedroom.
A white bathroom with black tile.
A primary bathroom.
A big grey bedroom with a white bed.
Ornate but current light fixtures and tall ceilings continue in this secondary bedroom, one of four.
A white attic space with a  bed at the back.
A TV space and sleeping quarters fashioned in the attic, where a full bathroom was also added.
A large backyard with decks and a garage.
From the backyard, the large roof deck, dining space off the kitchen, a fire pit area, and a garage fashioned into a pavilion are shown, all encircled by privacy fencing.