The next stop in a series spotlighting seller-friendly housing trends across Atlanta takes us to the southwestern fringes of Kirkwood, where a sizable, Craftsman-inspired residence from 2014 is aiming to set the neighborhood’s sales benchmark by a considerable margin.
Spanning 3,800 square feet, the three-story Stanwood Avenue home occupies a deep lot near Coan Park and the Eastside Trolley Trail. It listed with Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta on November 2 at $1.49 million, where it remains today.
The seller, according to a spokesperson, is a cofounder of Yom Ice Cream—“If you haven’t had it, it’s taking Atlanta by storm,” we’re told—who equipped the property with a surprise feature: an “impeccably appointed, professional, fully equipped soundproof recording studio,” as the listing puts it, which was used for another business.
We’ve asked for clarification, but it appears that neon-lit, pro-grade studio consumed the former garage, meaning there’s no covered parking left but a bounty of off-street places to put vehicles.
Should the five-bedroom, three-bathroom offering trade near asking, it would break the neighborhood sales record by at least a couple of hundred thousand dollars, per available listings records, and illustrate how massively pandemic-era prices have swollen intown.
Elsewhere in the neighborhood, an expanded Craftsman from 1927 sold for $1.02 million in May, around the corner from Kirkwood’s downtown commercial core. And deals in the $1.2-million range are moving forward at homebuilder Spencer-Love Homes’ five-home Kirkwood project called 5 at Oakview near Drew Charter School.
Beyond the “fabulously unique” studio, the Stanwood Avenue home’s perks include three porches, an entertainer's deck overlooking peaceful gardens, a wine fridge in the kitchen, and a top-floor movie room.
The so-so Walk Score of 55 speaks to the street’s tucked-away sensibilities but also underestimates, just maybe, the versatility of the greenspace next door and allure of El Tesoro down the street.
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• 1625 Standwood Avenue SE (Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta)