1184 Michael Lane
It’s all about proximity with this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in Decatur’s Valley Brook Estates. From inside the house, large windows put you practically in touch with the natural world, including a front yard secluded by mature trees and shrubs. And from the circular driveway outside, just beyond the quiet neighborhood, all the amenities of downtown Decatur, Toco Hills, Downtown Tucker, and even I-285 are within easy strike.
Peek through the trees, and you’ll see an adorable cottage with a few traditional cues like clapboard siding. But inside, its new homeowners will enjoy the charm and function of modern farmhouse charm. The living room is brightly dappled with natural light from those large windows in the daytime and by a soft glow from the gas fireplace on winter eves.
The dining room has plenty of room for parties of 6 or 8, and possibly even much larger, three-season events by opening the room’s glass doors and spreading to the large back deck. The dining room also leads to a farmhouse-style kitchen ready to prep meals for all those events. It’s loaded with cabinets and complete with a butcher-block floating island that you can pivot to where you want it. Counters are granite and appliances stainless steel. There’s even a cute bar space apportioned with built-in shelves and countertop.
Down the hall, the large master suite features two windows facing the big back yard, where bamboo sways in the breeze. The room’s large walk-in closet is ready for your wardrobe with built-in shelving. A private bath, with a combination tub and shower, round out the suite. The other two bedrooms both boast large, front-facing windows, big closets, comfortable carpeting, and clean, fresh paint. They share a full, modern bathroom at the end of the hallway. There is a spacious laundry closet in the hall.
Out back, find a large, yawning yard, with level ground and plenty of room for a garden (and an outbuilding shed already onsite to stow a mower and garden tools). A built-in fire pit here is perfect for casual cooking on skewers or melting s’mores as the sun sets. Nearby, find more great communal spaces: Walk-up for coffee and breakfast at The Corner Cup, watch kids play in the nearby church courtyard and its sprawling green or the pool and playground at Lindmoor Woods, meet up with friendly neighbors at the tiny library, or invite folks over to your own front lawn for a cozy picnic.
Address: 1184 Michael Lane
Square Feet: 1,280
Year Built: 1990