I go out of my way to see this one but it doesn't have a chance.
In an area of fine homes I enjoy this one the most and I enjoy it every single time.
It's for sale.
It's a very fine neighborhood, "south Dunwoody" around Oglethorpe, Silver Lake, St. Martin in the Fields, Our Lady of the Assumption, Peachtree Golf Club. It's not the place to show that you have "arrived," nearby Brookhaven Historic District is better for that.
But there are very homes in a lush setting that make you forget you are a couple of blocks from Peachtree.
It's like a farmhouse in a meadow, a little house on a half acre knoll. It's an irrational, it just doesn't belong.
What do you think? The property tax records say 1950 but I encountered a former resident who says 1930. The records say 1,281 square feet plus some basement and livable attic space.
It seems too crisp for 1930, for 80 years old.
I think it's too small, too intact, too detailed, too "designed" to be a farmhouse.
I think this was purposely designed a bit out of it's era because the owner liked the style. Me too.
The north side is not for show but it's honest and handsome.
Here is the deal of doom:
The dotted rectangle is the buildable area. That's how they are building around here these days.
They'll probably build an architect designed 4,000-6000 square footer that fits in with its neighbors.
And nobody will notice it.
It's not so great out back. The ad says it's unlivable.
But I enjoy gonzo modifications to make an upstairs apartment.
I'm even charmed by the sidewalks and paths.
If you are in the neighborhood - the corner of Windsor Parkway and Lanier, go have a look.
It's for sale, you could always move house. It's not gone yet.
It would see faster with some heavy pruning.
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