Decatur proximity — without City of Decatur property taxes — 2857 Hosea Williams Drive is a two-story, Southern estate-style home with a lovingly manicured backyard, one block to the south of the City of Decatur border.
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.
Traditionally Southern estate-style homes have their charms: a layout that delineates living and entertaining space from private quarters; impeccable curb appeal on the outside and turnkey aesthetics within; and simply, a sense of effortless, doesn’t-want-to-brag opulence that elevates such a home to a level where you wouldn’t be surprised if the house had a name.
There are a couple of cons, too. Typically, such a home is located on the outskirts, in an age where far-flung geography simply doesn’t work for many an Atlantan’s lifestyle. And, it’s not unusual for a family to be shown such a space and say, “It’s beautiful, but… it’s just too much house.”
Once you’ve walked up the oversized front lawn, and are standing on the column-festooned, house-wide front porch, a peek through the windows reveals facets of old-school Southern architecture uncommon for a home that was built in 2007: the formal dining area and a lounge-like entertaining space are located in the front of the home, and are not to be confused with their communal family counterparts located elsewhere on the downstairs level — an additional dining area in the southeast corner, and opposite, a fireplace-equipped family room that’s large enough for everyone to spread out on Netflix nights.
The long chef’s kitchen boasts utility and appearance: oodles of granite-topped counter space can accommodate even the messiest of cooks; high-end stainless appliances provide durability for the long-run; and redwood custom cabinetry lends warmth overall, nicely complementing the solid oak hardwood floors that run throughout 2857 Hosea Williams Drive. Rounding out the downstairs, a southwest-facing sunroom feels like it was made to accommodate an easel and canvas. Meanwhile, out back, a sprawling deck leads into a lovingly manicured backyard where the bulk of your neighborhood hangouts will end up taking place. (By the way, this is where the two-car garage is located: purely functional for now, though one can envision the addition of an in-law suite at some point).
Upstairs, the landing opens into the four bedrooms. Depending on family structure, one can easily be outfitted to serve as an ever-necessary home office, but no matter who lives where there’s plenty of closet space to go around. This is especially true of the primary suite — large in its own right, with an epic walk-in closet, and an oversized ensuite bath with tub, shower, and some gorgeous tile-work. Depending on family structure, one can easily be outfitted to serve as an ever-necessary home office, but no matter who lives here there’s plenty of closet space to go around. This is especially true of the primary suite — large in its own right, with an epic walk-in closet, and an oversized ensuite bath with tub, shower, and some gorgeous tile-work.
In all, 2857 Hosea Williams Drive lands solidly in that “forever home” category: estate-style-but-manageable in a trendy corner of Intown, 10 foot ceilings on the main level and plenty of room to grow into as the years go by. $699,900
The seller is represented by Joshua Keen & The Keen Team.
Call today for a private showing: 404-538-5356
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