501 S Candler St
Corner lots are sought for their expansive lawns and great light, and this magical brick bungalow puts both to full advantage with a secluded, lovingly landscaped lawn tucked behind a classic wrought-iron fence. It will beckon you to leave the home, through an elegant front door with narrow sidelights, just to sit on the rocking-chair front porch and enjoy the scenery.
But there’s so much more waiting back inside this graceful three-bedroom, two-bath home. It was built with high ceilings and finished hardwood floors, and walls are bedecked with crisp, fresh paint. Invite guests in, and they’ll first see a large living room, complete with brick fireplace and elegant traditional molding. Step through glass double-doors to find a formal dining room that can host eight or more diners with ease – a space filled with light during the day from copious windows. The large kitchen in the next room is apportioned with an extravagance of counters and cabinet space (including room to show off that fancy china set you’ve been keeping boxed up) and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen also affords easy access to a mudroom off the back door as well as a bonus room that can serve as a sitting room, home office, or, given its separate fireplace and exterior door, a guest room.
A central hallway offers access to the bedrooms, plus three separate closets for linens or storage and a full bathroom, tiled and complete with combination tub/shower. As in the hall, the master bedroom boasts fine historic detailing as well as a plethora of natural light from a wall of windows and from glass double doors that lead to the back deck. You’ll find his-and-her closets and an en-suite bath with a standing shower and bonus storage space. One of the two additional bedrooms also offers private entry to the wooden deck, which affords ample room for your grill and several chairs offering shady respite and a view of a backyard bordered by mature trees and privacy fence.
Not in the mood for cooking or grilling? No worries, as you’re just a few blocks East College Avenue and such delectable food choices as D29 Korean barbecue, Grindhouse Burgers, Piece of Cake bakery, or a meal to go from Kimball House. Or take an after-dinner stroll to Sceptre Brewing Arts for a craft beer, or a walk to Winona Park’s playground, the wildlife preserve at Dearborn Park, or, for the teen looking for his or her own space, the skateboard ramps at McKoy Park.
For those seeking more traditional transportation, the house features off-street parking with a concrete parking pad large enough for two cars. And the downtown Decatur Marta station is an easy reach.
Address: 501 S Candler St
Square Feet: 2,102
Year Built: n/a