1714 Coventry Rd
Call this hilltop home yours and you’ll enjoy returning to it every day, passing the shady acres of Heaton Park, pulling up the private drive past the screen of mature hardwood trees and into the garage of this stately house, carved into the hillside of a secluded neighborhood.
From there, step up into the main level and appreciate the strength and character of mid-century construction – tall ceilings, broad swathes of windows, hardwood floors – with modern touches where you need them, including a brand new kitchen and two new bathrooms.
Not the least of its amenities is the Druid Hills neighborhood, renowned for its many wooded parks, its charming winding roads, its golf course, its indie restaurant scene, and its proximity to two Marta stops and large employers like Emory and the Center for Disease Control.
But you might find it hard to leave the house and instead have folks over to enjoy the sprawling front-yard deck, bounded by a stone wall, or its elevated screened-in porch, with tile floor below and tongue-and-groove wood and ceiling fans above. You may find it hard to leave even for work once you see the lovely upstairs study with desk space tucked into a wall of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. You’ll find four full bedrooms (or five, with an easy repurposing of a flex space on the main floor) and three full baths. The second floor features a master suite complete with treetop views through dormer windows, a generous walk-in closet, a bathroom with large walk-in shower, separate laundry room, and, through French doors, that study that can serve as a nursery for growing families as adeptly as it does a home office.
On the main level, jaw-dropping features include a den with an extra-wide fireplace that’s surrounded by a mantel with dental molding, entire rooms brimming with natural light from side-by-side windows, a bathroom with a lavish soaking tub, and a kitchen apportioned with stainless appliances, quartz countertops, and new cabinets for a mid-century vibe. The garage below has room for two cars, and there’s a basement that’s unfinished but boasts lots of functional space for storage.
Address: 1714 Coventry Rd
Square Feet: 3,137
Year Built: 1946