603 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Even from the curb – with a wide swathe of light-colored brick, a clipped gable roof, a lovely set of ribbon windows, and a charming portico – this home on East Ponce de Leon Avenue speaks of tradition and luxury. Step inside and you won’t be disappointed by this two-story, three-bedroom home, tucked just a few blocks from Decatur Square, the very pulse of downtown.
Through the front door, you’ll be welcomed to a space bathed in natural light that’s augmented by a vintage chandelier and ceiling medallion. In the open space to your left is that triptych of windows in the living room, which also boasts a large black granite fireplace and dark-stained hardwood floors. A French patio door beckons you to visit the tiled side porch, or move forward into the dining room with formal touches, including a chandelier, chair rail, and elegant fleur-de-lis wallpaper. From there, it’s easy to move into a large family room, where you can look through the line of picture windows at the back patio, the fire pit, and the carriage house beyond. Or move into the show-stopper gourmet kitchen, an eminently useful space filled with white custom cabinetry, paneled refrigerator, quartz counters, herringbone subway tile backsplash, an enormous double-wide range with pot filler and side-by-side ovens, and even a mini-fridge for your curated wine collection. Attached is a roomy breakfast nook, lit by a modern pendant light, with added cabinet or pantry space, and a window seat for casual reading and morning coffee.
Elsewhere, find both a half bath and a coat closet in the hall for the convenience of you or your company, and a stairway to the bedrooms on the second floor. Topside, the master bedroom boasts a private granite fireplace, two floor-to-ceiling double-door cabinets, a double-door closet, and a generous private bath with a two-sink marble vanity and a walk-in shower. Two additional bedrooms each feature private closets and share a hall bath with a cabinet-style double vanity and a combination shower and tub.
If you’re not in the mood to cook (or need to walk off that great meal you just enjoyed), you’re just four blocks from Decatur Square and all its unbelievable restaurants and eclectic shopping spaces. But when you’re more in the mood to stay in and relax, wander outside to the large stone patio with a nightcap and enjoy the views of your elevated backyard. The fully-finished carriage house is ready to serve as a mother-in-law cottage, with its own small kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bath.
Address: 603 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Square Feet: 3,100
Year Built: n/a