116 Park Dr
This 1950s ranch home has lots of the great mid-century design you expect – from the gray brick siding outside to the sliding closet doors inside – and plenty of smart-home surprises. And it’s all in the confines of College Heights, one of the most convenient neighborhoods in Decatur.
Inside this modern cottage you’ll find a big space, creatively renovated by acclaimed architect Arlene Dean, with an open-plan living space and five bedrooms (including a ground-floor master). Step inside that expansive main level and you’ll be awed by the white oak floors, vaulted ceilings, a centerpiece fireplace finished with gray stone, the modern chandelier over the dining area, the kitchen island of white stone, the shining white cabinets, and a set of glass-paned doors with promise of the outside spaces just beyond.
Those outdoor spaces include a huge covered, open-air daylight terrace, a wooden deck, a shady back yard, and that rarity in mid-century homes that’s a must-have here in the South: a front porch with room for a swing.
Inside, the kitchen is finished with a chef-style six-burner stainless steel gas range and vent, gray subway tile backsplash, and three modern pendants lighting the island. A nearby bonus room features its own kitchenette/wet bar. The master bedroom has a massive tiled, glass-door shower and a long counter with two-sink vanity, and you’ll find rich tile work throughout all four of the home’s bathrooms.
You’ll always be drawing in the freshest air inside, thanks to commercial-grade ultraviolet filtration on the heating and air system. And the house is filled with other tech features. Control the lights via Lutron Caseta wireless switches. The washer and dryer, thermostat, garage door and Hunter Douglas blinds can also be operated remotely, via smartphone, Alexa, etc. Access blazingly fast 3K Internet access via professional-grade Luxul wi-fi, which can handle up to 400 devices at once. Imagine the ease of shutting off the sprinklers remotely, via wi-fi, if it starts raining while you’re at work.
Getting out and about is as easy as stepping into the attached two-car garage and driving off to adventure. Better yet, leave the car at home and take a stroll. Dearborn Park and Shoal Creek are at the end of the block, offering a great place for exercise, dog walks, child’s play, or bird watching. Take Candler Street south for 1½ miles and you’ll find the links at East Lake Golf Club, or turn north for 1½ miles and find the literal heart of this most charming city, Decatur Square, brimming with one-of-a kind fine dining and shopping experiences.
Address: 116 Park Dr
Square Feet: 3,088
Year Built: n/a