Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Last Look at the Little Split-Level Landmark on North Druid Hills at Goodwin

Looks like they are tearing down the whole block on the edge of Pine Hills near Cross Keys High School. I don't care much except for this one. It was different, it seemed to belong there, and it always caught my eye on my thousand drive-bys. I've included a couple of maps and and video walk-through.


A bit of rare courage got me inside. It hadn't been abandoned long. I could still "feel" the life inside.

2014-11-03 2014-11-03 teardowns on North Druid Hills Rd Dekalb county map
It's 1785 North Druid Hills at the corner of Goodwin. Looks like they'll tear down the whole block for three different little developments.

20141103_103125 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level double carport
From Goodwin: The glorious carport. THIS is how I want to bring in the groceries, from carport to screened porch with no steps.

20141103_102952 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level
The view from North Druid Hills Road if you could slow down. Built in 1959 1,814 square feet on 1/2 acre.

20141103_102908 2014-11-03 1775 North Druid Hills Road teardown North Druid Hills Rd Teardown
The neighbors are more like the one next door, built in 1953.

20141103_102936 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level
Half an acre is an estate in the city. The new development will be denser.

20141103_103013 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level 2 story part of splitlevel Up: master and bath Down: 2 br 1 ba
Diagonals and overhands.

20141103_103025 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level brick wall details at front entrance modern
Rustic brick and the wrought iron look.

20141103_103032 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level carport screened porch and living room window
The living room windows and screened porch.

20141103_103044 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level screen porch and carport
One of my favorite carports for sure.

20141103_103112 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level
Step-free exterior but you had to go up or down to visit a bath.

20141103_103146 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level rear deck
There's a regular in the back.

20141103_103203 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level from porch into living room to stair, master upstairs
From the screened porch. It was bright inside and fooled my camera.

20141103_103253 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level entrance brick planter I guess
The foyer and stair hall. Master suite upstairs. Two bedrooms and a bath downstairs. Efficient.

20141103_103259 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level stair Master and bath up 2 br 1 batch down
I'd want a bit more visual separation between the public and private spaces but that could have been done.

20141103_103230 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level kitchen breakfast blur
Sorry for the blur. The living room and kitchen/family room shared the transom / clerestory windows (whatever they are) and the sloping ceiling. You get a better sense of the space from the video below.

20141103_103241 2014-11-03 1785 North Druid Hills Rd Teardown Modern splitlevel split level kitchen
The kitchen seemed bright and comfortable. Located in command central you could see every coming and going from here. Sorry for the blur.

Here is the video walk-through.



Starting at the lower 2 bedroom one bath level.



Goodbye little house.

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