2817 Mount Olive Dr
Everything about the approach to this home – from its quiet and tree-lined drive, to the surrounding series of single-story mid-century ranch homes, to the cleanly manicured shrubs just outside its front door, to the many windows lining its walls – speaks to the tranquility you’ll find inside this north Decatur gem.
Inside, the vibe is set by the light-toned hardwood through the living spaces, the clean white tile in the kitchen, and the modern fixtures throughout the single-story home, perched just a block from North Druid Hills Road and an easy stroll to both Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve and Shamrock Forest and their miles of trails and creeks. The house offers three bedrooms and 1½ baths, and its generous 1,500 square feet includes a bonus room – a former carport that’s been beautifully enclosed and finished brightly lit with bay windows – to serve perfectly as a sunroom, family room, reading space, or home office. The living area boasts a custom floor-to-ceiling shelving unit for an entertainment center, library, and more. The kitchen is adorned with quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, and walls filled with tasteful white cabinets, and from there a small mudroom offers washer and dryer, lots of bonus storage, and a door to the sprawling backyard that showcases mature trees and charming, cottage-style landscaping on nearly a third of an acre. The hardwood floors continue in all three bedrooms. The full bath features mid-century tile treatments, evocative of the era of the home’s construction, and an art-deco cast-iron combination tub and shower.
One big surprise: as quiet as your new home is, you’re just a two-block walk from the shopping and dining amenities on Lawrenceville Highway, including a large grocery store and charming restaurants like Go Vegan Grill and Madras Mantra. And if you’ve got little ones, Druid Hills Middle School is less than three-quarters of a mile up the drive.
Address: 2817 Mount Olive Dr
Square Feet: 1,513
Year Built: n/a