217 Garland Avenue, Decatur GA 30030


"Local Architect Robert Koch & The Keen Brothers, Ben & Joshua, bring you the newest addition to the Oakhurst neighborhood - wait until you see this house ... and this price!"


217 Garland Avenue, Decatur GA 30030

Oakhurst Village

If you're paying attention to the Decatur market I don't have to tell you this could be your last opportunity for a home of this quality under $700,000 because you already know that. Located in sought after Oakhurst Village this 4 bed 3 bath custom "down to the studs" rebuild boasts an impressive array of high end upgrades. Zoned for Decatur's award winning schools it sits on one of the city's most picture-perfect little streets imaginable--a quaint, narrow, tree-lined avenue that is all charm. Short walking distance to McKoy Park & Oakhurst Square.

Now, meet the team that brought this home to the market, Robert E. Koch, Jr & The Keen Brothers (Ben & Joshua Keen).  Robert Koch, principle Architect of Robert Koch Designs LLC, has made a name for himself as one of the premier architects in the City of Decatur working with multitude of homeowners and builders.  And "The Keen Brothers" - Ben & Joshua - have been representing buyers and sellers in Oakhurst and surrounding Decatur neighborhoods since 2000.  Ben, Joshua & Robert's collaboration bring a combined 30+ years of design, build and real estate sales experience to the project.

The house itself is just shy of 2800 square feet and includes a lavish sprawl of site finished hardwood floors--extending from the entry foyer, dining room, through to the kitchen and throughout the house. One of the investors on the project fancies himself an accomplished home cook. He actually knows how to use all of those specialty ingredients. While planning the remodel he opted to install professional-grade stainless steel appliances and a large central island for easy food preparation.

You may have imagined marble counters have their primary function as a decorator upgrade, but they are usable for making elaborate meals. Sealed, high-polish counters like the ones here, are ideal for rolling out dough for pizza, pasta, or biscuits.

Through the years many have dreamed of living in this part of town only to be frustrated with the older designs. Here, the 3 key rooms - the kitchen, the family room, and dining room - totally work. It is worth the trip just to see how it came together. And the home has great division of space for a growing family. One bedroom on the main level and 3 bedrooms (including the master) are upstairs. Rarely do you think of 'utility' when you go to buy a home, but here you'll find it's been taken care of for you. The full laundry room is positioned perfectly on the second floor for convenience and ease of use.

Do you ever need to do work from home? If so, you have likely done so in the past by sticking a table in a spare bedroom, but in this design there is dedicated room for an office just off the formal dining room. There's an area big enough for a desk, computer and printer.

A Private Suite Designed for Daily "Stay-cation"

Parents deserve their privacy, and this home has beneficial placement of bedrooms. The master bedroom is on the top floor, back side of the house--two secondary bedrooms are upstairs but within a comfortably safe distance.   And the master suite is the epitome of a retreat and relaxation taking up the entire back side of the top floor.  It's actually a series of three connected spaces - sleeping room, spa-like master bath and an oversized walk-in closet showcasing a custom closet system.

The soothing master bath will remind you of staying at a spa. The glass shower with marble tile surround and marble vanity blend into each other like sculpture. Also carved into this space is a free standing soaking tub and large picture window overlooking the lush back yard. On vacation you'll find yourself wanting for home because even the highest level hotels and get-aways won't compare to what you leave behind.

Some Things To Look Forward To

If you are in a position to afford this house, it may be due to all of your hard work. But there is a price to pay for working at a hectic pace. Do you find yourself, even on weekends and evenings, being reachable by cell phone, email and text messages?

Now, pretend you live here, and you have just gone through one of those bone-crushing, stress-packed weeks at the office. Take a bottle of wine, two glasses and sit on a deck with your sweetie to take in the wonders of a star-filled sky.

And just imagine what it would be like to entertain here when you invite friends for dinner.  Double french doors open up the great room to a large wood entertainment deck complete with your own gas grill.  Music is spilling out across the deck. Torches and candles illuminate the open outdoor space. You can grill steaks and mix drinks at and dine on the deck.

Here's a quick summary.

217 Garland Avenue has 4 beds, 3 baths, a bonus office space off the formal dining room, a great room, butlers pantry and a large master suite with an oversized walk-in closet. The kitchen has been totally remodeled with high end finishes including solid marble counters, marble tile backsplash and custom made cabinetry. There is a deck, a 2 car garage and a back yard awaiting your finishing touches. Measuring in just shy of 2800 square feet you'll come to appreciate what you happens when a builder focuses on quality vs. quantity.

Location, Location, Location.

From the house, head north Garland Avenue to S McDounogh, a quick left at the stop light at West Hill you're in the heart of the neighborhood district - Oakhurst Village Square. Enjoy a pint of your favorite beverage at the U-Joint or head over to Pallette for desert and wine.

Exclusively Marketed by Ben & Joshua Keen at 404.270.9374

For the most up to date listing price or to arrange a no-hassle, private showing call or text message Joshua at 404.538.5356 today. He's happy to help answer any of your questions about the home and help you discover why this is the home you've been waiting for.

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