1914 Craftsman – Atlanta, GA (Leila Ross Wilburn)

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Added to OHD on 11/2/11   -   Last OHD Update: 10/30/18   -   16 Comments
N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2088 Sq Ft
  • 0.33 Ac.
Amazing Opportunity in the heart of Virginia Highland. Renovate the existing home - or Custom Build your Dream Home. EXTRA LARGE LOT with alley access situated above the street. An original area home, currently a a legal duplex, but easily converted - with 11 ft ceilings, rocking chair front porch, Grand Rooms, and original character still in tact.
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16 Comments on 1914 Craftsman – Atlanta, GA (Leila Ross Wilburn)

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  1. AvatarMegan C says: 3 comments

    Love the house, but that pricetag is ridiculous…

  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4645 comments

    Very nice bones but why such a high price for a home needing so much TLC? I assume it is in a very prime location? (Virginia Highlands?) .33 (one third) of an acre is hardly an “EXTRA LARGE LOT” but maybe it is considered so in that location. (by contrast, our 1889 Victorian home sits on .46 acre-20,000 sq, ft. corner lot virtually in downtown Ft. Worth in an area of rapid luxury condo/apartments redevelopment and we can’t find a buyer at $298k) The way the property is being marketed suggests a potential tear-down for a new McMansion-so Kelly, maybe you could get this house for $1 and only have to pay to move it? As stated, the home’s interior is quite original and in classic Craftsman/Arts & Crafts style. I love the generous front porch and the picturesque facade detailing. Lots of potential here but the hefty price is a serious consideration and for some, a potential deal-breaker. I’d like to see if it sells soon at that price.

    • oldhousedreamsoldhousedreams says: 693 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Virginia Highland has a lot of restored (and remuddled) bungalows that fetch a pretty penny. Being this is on one of the main roads through the community, if it were in better condition it probably would be priced $150k-$200k higher than it is now. It’s been for sale since 8/2010 at a high of $475,000 (which was really over priced back then.) I have a feeling until it goes just under $400k, it’ll be on the market a little while longer.

  3. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 449 comments

    High marks for original fabric, but it’s original fabric in rough condition — nothing that couldn’t be fixed, but I expect it’s going to have to find a buyer who’s a developer (or maybe a contractor looking for a home to fix for him/herself.) It would be a sizable investment for anyone else, enough so that they would have to wonder if they wouldn’t be better off taking the full $550k or $650k or so (more if they want to expand from a small footprint and small rooms) and skipping the headaches and uncertainties. A lot of buyers will be tempted to look at something like this http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1506-N-Morningside-Drive-Ne_Atlanta_GA_30306_M55051-52237?&ex=ATGA_4282096

    • AvatarBarbara says: 75 comments

      Nice property and you’re correct…I’d be given to forego the cost and mess of remodeling at my age (twice in younger years) for a home like your example that is move-in ready!

  4. JimJim says: 4105 comments

    I don’t know the Atlanta market at all, but I’ve always been surprised at the high prices paid for fixer-uppers, often by newbies that think they’re going to make a killing but end up in over their heads. The house-flipper shows made it all look so easy, especially when prices were rising fast enough to cover underestimated costs. It’s a little surprising to see the aggressive pricing returning to some markets so quickly.

    • AvatarMegan C says: 3 comments

      I read an article a few weeks ago listing Atlanta as one of the top 5 (I believe it was 5…maybe 10) emptiest cities in the country- had the most vacant homes/rentals. Maybe the neighborhood calls for such a price but after reading that article it doesn’t make much sense to me.

      • oldhousedreamsoldhousedreams says: 693 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        One of the problem with that was a huge amount of mortgage fraud, people getting loans and got over their heads, so a lot of homes went into foreclosure. That probably contributed to the amount of vacant homes around Atlanta.

      • AvatarJolie Smallwood Keysor says: 1 comments

        The information in that article was very inaccurate. Atlanta is booming and has been for decades.

  5. Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 10062 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    As I feared, demolished. link 1 (follow links at the bottom of his post for additional links about the house.)

    Wasn’t even doing any researching for what happened to this place, happened upon it when looking for Greek Revival house plans of all things.

  6. JimHJimH says: 4105 comments
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    Oh look! There’s an architectural masterpiece where that shabby old bungalow used to be. http://goo.gl/maps/r8jhk

  7. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10062 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Even though it’s gone, some info on the potential architect, Leila Ross Wilburn. link. A woman architect at that time was rare. Such a shame demolition was allowed for this home, it should not have been!

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