1216 East Forrest Avenue
Not long after moving into this comfortable craftsman bungalow in East Point, your new neighbors in Jefferson Park are going to bring you a welcome basket. It’s just what they do. And when that happens, you’ll have a fuller picture of all the perks of cottage living in a historic neighborhood. Sure, you get a view of charming and unassuming single-story homes woven into the lots along small streets bordered by old-growth trees. Sure, you get a solid home designed with both beauty and simplicity. But you also gain a front-porch lifestyle alongside neighbors who become friends.
Inside that front door, the house itself will make you feel welcome. The large, open living space – flames gently wavering in the gas fireplace on chilly nights – flows into a newly updated kitchen well-apportioned with cabinet storage plus quartz counters and breakfast bar. Find shelving in both living and the dining room to showcase your finery, curios, books, and other whatnots. Dinner creations in that formal dining room are illuminated by a modern chandelier.
Through the kitchen, you’ll find a large family room with a high ceiling and a picture-window view of the giant back yard. Out the back door and in the yard is a comfy place to sit around a beckoning fire pit.
The biggest of the home’s three bedrooms features an en-suite bath with marble shower and updated fixtures. The hall bathroom, shared by the other two bedrooms, is also fully updated and boasts a combination tub and shower. Floors throughout the home are covered in warm, welcoming hardwood, and the entire place is newly painted and apportioned with new fixtures and hardware.
For storage, puttering, or future growth, walk down the steps through the kitchen to a day lit basement that’s half the size of the house. Other outdoor amenities include a porch swing on the covered front porch and a driveway with carport, keeping your car cool until you need it for an easy drive: Downtown Atlanta is just 10 minutes away, and Hartsfield-Jackson airport is only 5 minutes. Of course, with all of East Point’s quality of life attributes – a close MARTA stop, a gorgeous historic district, and the Camp Creek Marketplace to name a few – you might be able to leave that car parked for some time.
Address: 1216 East Forrest Avenue
City: East Point
Square Feet: 1,657
Year Built: 1940