Behold what could be Atlanta’s most context-appropriate, candid real estate listing in recent years.
As if summoning the funky, laidback, PBR-drenched spirit of East Atlanta Village these days, the property description for this thoroughly renovated 1938 bungalow takes a unique approach to emphasizing its party-in-the-back sensibilities.
Imagine for a moment if, say, a Tuxedo Park residence was described by its marketing team as being “like a well-groomed hipster's mullet,” in that the street façade is “tidy and stylish” while the expanded back portion is akin to a “lustrous volume of cascading curls.” Here at 1440 Newton Avenue, within maybe a five-minute walk of dive-bar haven EAV, it all makes total sense.
Whatever the marketing tactic, it appears to have worked in this era of ravenous demand and anemic supply. The mulleted makeover listed with Domo Realty at $780,000 on Saturday and was under contract within two days.
Kidding aside, it’s the third priciest property on the EAV market at the moment, but far from the neighborhood’s larger, modern-leaning sales record ($835,000) logged in December.
The street has a reputation for being friendly and hip, with chili cook-offs, Halloween blowouts, and Happy Hour block parties being the norm, according to the listing.
The bungalow in question (at center, below) brings four bedrooms and three bathrooms in a deceivingly large 3,000 square feet.
Inside is both a formal and more chill living room (the latter with 10-foot ceilings), white-oak flooring, and a kitchen with a pearly backsplash described as designer. The added upstairs includes “one of the sexiest owner suites $780K can buy,” with a frameless shower and modern-style soaking tub.
Beyond the back patio and fire pit area, at the rear of the property, is a bonus that’s said to set the property apart: a plumbed and drywalled flex space atop the two-car garage that, according to the listing, could rake in between $2,000 and $4,000 monthly as a short-term rental.
In other words, should that hold true, it’s the diamond-studded, feathered roach clip attached to the lustrous mullet.
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