349 W Parkwood Rd
True mid-century design means more than just a lovely home with straight lines and simple angles. When done right, as in this charming creek-side brick ranch, the clean design of the era grants those entering the home an immediate understanding of the space and a level of comfort that’s hard to match in more showy designs. It also makes the accents that have been tastefully added really pop – like this home’s Sputnik-style chandelier in the dining room and the sliding glass doors in the library/study.
The home holds four bedrooms and three baths in all, and of course it’s an open floor plan, with a roomy living and dining space, complete with fireplace and finished with hardwood floors. These spaces spill effortlessly into a lovely gray-and-white chef’s kitchen with quartz countertops (including on the large island with seating), a pro-style ZLINE range with stainless hood, Bosch dishwasher, lighted glass-door cabinets, and tile backsplash. The study features built-in bookcases and direct access to both the single-car garage and the 700-square-foot back deck that’s floored with bias-cut planks and finished with hog-wire fence for unobstructed views of the wooded half-acre property, set on Peavine Creek. The showpiece bedroom is the owner’s suite, with a large closet and, behind a sliding barn door, an en-suite bath with a standing shower finished with tile and glass. Two more bedrooms on the main level each feature a personal closet and share a hall bath with linen closet.
Head downstairs to find this unassuming house’s big surprise: a finished basement with extra bedroom, a media room with wet bar, full bathroom, laundry room, and lots of extra storage. Imagine taking in a movie in this space, then pouring out a cold martini for a nightcap amid the sounds of the babbling creek from the back deck. For an even closer look at nature, head just half a block north to Parkwood Park or three blocks over to Deepdene Park. Or a mile towards downtown Decatur to meet friends for an unmatched meal at one of its many world-class restaurants.
Address: 349 W Parkwood Rd
Square Feet: 2,925
Year Built: 1950