1149 Austin Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30307
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Incredible opportunity to own a piece of Atlanta history with income-producing possibilities! This quintessential Victorian was designed by Willis F. Denny II, the architect of a number of renowned Atlanta landmarks including Rhodes Hall and the Kriegshaber House, now Wrecking Bar Brewpub. The house was built in 1896 for J. Moreland Speer, Treasurer of the State of Georgia, whose initials can still be found etched into the glass of the enduring front entry door. 1149 Austin Avenue stands as a testament to the vision cast by the developers of Inman Park, Atlanta's first planned residential suburb; a rural oasis replete with curved streets, generous residential lots and verdant parks with enviable homes that took advantage of the neighborhood's perch above the city providing "the purest breezes and the brightest sunshine... where nature had lavished her best gifts" (Atlanta Constitution, 1896). The welcoming wraparound front porch undoubtedly feels like a step back in time, inviting homeowners and guests alike to slow down and enjoy the beautiful setting and streetscape. It also sets the stage for the archetypal design and grandeur that abound inside. An impressive entrance foyer features one of five fireplaces and is highlighted by the original oak molding detail that is showcased throughout this special home including picture rail, doors, windows, baseboards, and fireplace surrounds. In the airy adjacent living room, a trio of windows is framed by a beautiful arch detail, characteristic of Denny's designs while in the expansive dining room, a striking triple window is anchored by a charming window seat. The completely renovated kitchen features painted cabinets, rustic underlit floating shelves, stainless steel appliances including a gas range and Fischer Paykel dishwasher drawers, herringbone backsplash, and a walk-in pantry with views into a charming sunlit conservatory. The west wing of the main level is currently being used as an owner's retreat complete with a fireside den, a completely renovated bathroom with a zero-entry shower, a walk-in, a bilevel closet, a separate kitchen, and a screened porch overlooking a shady raised deck perfect for dining. Private entry from the front porch and the screened porch as well as a door off the main hall allows this wing to be completely separate from the main level and thus it could be (and has been) used as a private apartment or main level in-law suite. At the back of the house, you'll find an ensuite currently set up as a dual-purpose office and exercise room with full laundry which leads to a covered porch. The second level offers two bedrooms each with great closet space and a large full bathroom with a vaulted ceiling, freestanding tub, and separate shower. A tremendous amount of walk-in attic space as well as laundry hook-ups would allow this floor to be reworked to accommodate an additional bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room. Twelve foot ceilings and hardwoods throughout add to the grandeur of this timeless home. The private, fenced backyard is home to a myriad of mature native plants as well as a rare two-car detached garage which is accessed through an electric gate via a deeded alley adjacent to the property. If all of this weren't enough, 1149 Austin Avenue puts you within blocks of some of the city's most celebrated restaurant & retail districts including Inman Park Village, Krog Street Market & Little 5 Points as well as the multitude of parks & trails that makes this area so sought-after.
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