File this one under atypical Atlanta home architecture that somehow fits right in.
Located southwest of downtown in historic Westview, this bungalow was built in the early 1900s in a style classified as Dutch Colonial Revival, with its perky dormers and gambrel-style roofline. Now renovated and listed this week for $565,000, the property is being marketed as one of the most architecturally unique houses dotting the neighborhood’s blocks near the Atlanta BeltLine.
As pre-renovation photos illustrate, the Morris Design project is a stark contrast from where the home was a few years ago, collectively described as “gorgeous” by listing agent Serene Varghese, of Origins Real Estate of Georgia.
Situated roughly a block from where the BeltLine’s Westside Trail meets pint-sized Gordon-White Park, the Willard Avenue home was designed about 105 years ago by Atlanta real estate developer Henry Waltman Dillin for his mother-in-law, Mary Booth. Rumor has it that Ms. Booth still patters around the house today, Varghese jokes. (Or is she joking?)
Beyond the refreshed façade and porch (a source of nightmares for Atlanta’s painted-brick naysayers), the property brings four bedrooms but just two bathrooms in a roomy 2,776 square feet.
Highlights include the pro-grade kitchen reno with its breakfast nook and soapstone counters, the main bathroom with too-cool midcentury arabesque floor tiles and sauna, and a large flex space upstairs that could be a gym, office, or den—or all three.
The backyard is deep and partially shaded but isn’t in the most functional or private shape right now.
Breeze up to the gallery to have a look around—and to step back in time.
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