Decatur proximity — without City of Decatur property taxes — 2702 Amelia Avenue is an adorbale, mid-century ranch home renovated for maximum functionality and located just southeast of the City of Decatur.
Trying to buy just the right home Intown is a challenge. Downright frustrating in many cases. Those reports of over a "thousand people a month" moving Intown are true, and housing inventory is at an all-time low. Many buyers are left with the feeling they will have to snap up almost anything that pops up or be left behind. If you've had the discipline to wait for the ideal home to appear, your patience may be rewarded here.
Compact, yet utterly functional, a thorough renovation has brought the midcentury aesthetics of 2702 Amelia Avenue into the modern age — while never forgetting the cornerstones of timeless charm that make properties like this one so desirable. (Especially when the price tag clocks in at well under $300K.)
Amelia Avenue is one of those quintessential streets southeast Atlanta has become known for: quiet, tree-lined, and in a close-knit community that’s undergoing a quiet, trendy transition. The main drag of Memorial Drive is a quarter-mile to the north: close enough so access to the city is direct, but far enough so the sounds of traffic are well outside earshot.
As you walk up to the front door or 2702, the first word that springs to mind is “adorable.” From the curb, this 3-bed/2-bath ranch comes across as downright teeny, but don’t let looks fool you. At 1200+ square feet, this home certainly isn’t massive, but it does have some (literal) depth to it.
Thanks to an open floor plan and the use of bright colors (not to mention some fun design elements like chunky, old-school windows, wide wood-plank walls, and funky paneling), 2702 avoids feeling cramped, while still maintaining some personality that steers wide of “cookie-cutter.” The living room in the southeast corner blends into the dining space, and into the kitchen, which received a lot of love in particular. Streamlined custom cabinetry, a stone-topped, sink-equipped island, and stainless appliances establish this heart-of-the-home as an easygoing entertaining space, while still being functional. Beyond the kitchen, there’s even a cool little family sitting area — large enough for a couple of loveseats, some subdued lighting, and a shelf full of that year’s must-reads.
The entire northwest of the home is where the sleeping quarters are located. From the living room, a small hallway branches off into a full bath, and into each of the three bedrooms. In the two junior suites, plenty of closet space guarantees ample room for storage; in the primary suite, the second full bath leads into a walk-in that contains more than enough square footage for both wardrobes. There are a couple of smaller closets in the hallway, too — ideal for coat and frequently accessed utility storage.
And now, the back. If you were seeing 2702 for the first time, you would have no idea how cool this rear space is. The new deck is huge, about 300-square-feet all by itself, so there’s ample modularity for a picnic table, a grill, and a little side-seating spot. The whole point gets driven home with the backyard itself — sprawling, with a few old-growth trees and a brand-new privacy fence, there’s plenty of room for the imagination to turn this into an absolute outdoor paradise with minimal effort.
We see the next inhabitants of 2702 Amelia as a small family looking for an elevated starter with room for entertaining — in a part of town that’s almost certain to appreciate, year-over-year. $275,000
The seller is represented by Joshua Keen & The Keen Team.
Call today for a private showing: 404-538-5356
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