440 W. Parkwood Rd., Decatur, GA 30030
So you’ve always wanted a quiet retreat nestled in nature, but you also need a big house close to the city?
You will not have to compromise with this large, lovely, 4-bedroom + office Parkwood Road home that’s finely detailed with charming mid-century elements alongside modern updates. The original ranch structure has been unobtrusively bumped toward the back of the lot, doubling its inside space and leaving room in the front yard for lush, mature shrubs and hardwoods — all across the street from the protected green space and creek of Parkwood Park.
You’ll find that added inside space used gloriously in the rooms that matter most, like the giant kitchen — brimming with custom built-in cabinets and other storage, gleaming with stainless steel appliances, and overflowing with countertops — and like a spacious dining room that can seat 10 and a separate family room, with glass back doors that invite you through to the deck and in-ground pool. The common spaces also include a formal living room with marble fireplace and built-in bookshelves. Richly finished hardwood covers all the floors. The master bedroom features an enormous walk-in closet, finished with custom shelving, and an en-suite bath with both a custom-tiled glass-door shower and separate soaking tub. The room also includes a private entry to the deck and pool. A second bedroom also offers a private bathroom and private entry to the deck. The three other bedrooms are spacious and each has custom built-ins.
But inside the house is only half the story here. For all its interior space, don’t look for ostentation from this home on a hill. If the outdoor gazing from the front yard or back deck oasis doesn’t satisfy the nature-watchers in the house, they need only stroll across the street, where Peavine Creek ambles through Parkwood Park and its two blocks of protected green space. There, quiet visitors can spot several of the many native bird species, including the rambunctious thrasher, Georgia’s state bird.
And despite its quiet street, the house is just half a block from West Ponce de Leon Avenue, and just six blocks from the heart of downtown Decatur and amenities like mom-and-pop restaurants, frequent festivals and public concerts, neighborhood parks, and the East Lake Marta Station. With homes, it’s hard to say one size fits all, but when space is this well-designed, it’s true.