Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Pretty Old Bungalow in Atlanta's Grant Park

You know Pretty Old Bungalows are my favorite kind of Pretty Old House.

This one's in Grant Park in Atlanta. 

Grant Park is one of Atlanta's older neighborhoods dating from the 1890's.
You can visit the Grant Park Neighborhood Association online here.
History buffs might want to see the History section.

Recently, Holly, my daughter and Real Estate Partner, was fortunate enough to list this home on Atlanta Avenue for sale.  I'm always excited to market Pretty Old Houses and this one is very pretty.

I'm a sucker for a front porch...

...especially if it can handle a swing, or furniture.
Wouldn't you just love to hang a few ferns and maybe add another chair or two and some "porch decor."
Of course at this time of year, it's too cold for ferns and we'd need a parka to sit outside.
It's hard to see in this photo, but the ceiling is made of beaded board--it's original and classic!
Also, check out the front door.  That's as bungalow as it gets.

This house is just brimming with original the craftsman style fireplace.

This one is flanked by two high casement windows--one with shelves below and the other with a nifty bench.
Notice how small the firebox is.  This was a coal burning fireplace--what a mess that must have been  back in 1920.
When it was new, the trim was probably stained a dark color--I'm sure that was practical with a coal burning fireplace--and it was very stylish. These homeowners limited the dark stain to the hardwood floors. 
Good choice.

Another nice original feature of this house is the pair of French doors that lead to the dining room... 

...and the Butler's Pantry.

From there you step into the 21st Century.
The kitchen has been totally redone with modern cabinets, granite counter tops, appliances--the whole she-bang..

..complete with an open breakfast/family room across the whole back of the house.
It's a modern floorplan within a classic bungalow--love it!

Throw in a true master bathroom--clawfoot tub included and...

 a De-Lux shower with framless glass surround.

It would be just about perfect with a low deck and flat backyard with alley access.
Well, here it is.
The new zozia sod is just icing on this cake.

I'll let you know when we've scheduled an Open House and you can stop by and visit.

Take care,