655 Courtenay Dr
The appeal of Atlanta’s Morningside neighborhood is well known. For nature lovers, it’s eminently walkable and offers easy access to Piedmont Park and the 30-acre Morningside Nature Preserve. For foodies, there are countless options, including the famed European-style Alon’s Bakery, Loca Luna’s tapas, artisan pizzas from Varuni Napoli, and beer at Orpheus Brewing. For music buffs, there’s live indie music at Smith’s Olde Bar. For architecture fans, there are scores of craftsman, Tudor and four-square homes to admire on your walkabouts.
But if you want all those amenities with a more eclectic place to call home, this stunning two-story sports a modern, mid-century vibe that’s somehow right at home, tucked at the end of a cobblestone drive, behind a mature front lawn, nestled beside more traditional houses. Inside, find 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and a tall-ceiling open-plan area that includes a living space, dining for up to 10, lounge, and kitchen. This very uncommon common space affords beautiful views of the quiet street through a bevy of floor-to-ceiling windows lining the front wall. It also grants access to the second floor via floating steps. The kitchen is everything you expect in a gourmet workspace: copious cabinets capped in Brazilian granite, high-end stainless appliances built in, including a 6-burner gas cooktop and wall oven.
Both main-floor bedrooms feature large closets, and one directly accesses the floor’s bathroom. To the rear of the house, through the glass door, spy a welcoming back deck overlooking a private yard with a green space, a garden, and a fire pit.
Dart up those floating stairs to arrive on a large landing with egress to a sprawling second-floor deck that travels along the front of the house and spills onto the carport. Part of the deck is covered, so you can seek either sun or shade here. Also accessible from the landing is a full bathroom with glass shower and stonework detailing, and a laundry room with extra storage. The oversized master suite boasts enough room for a home office or a nook for sitting and reading the morning paper. Large windows afford more views of the back. If it sounds luxurious, wait until you step into the master bath, apportioned into four spaces: a room with double vanities and modern cabinets, a room with a separate soaking tub and oversized glass shower, a separate water closet, and a large walk-in closet to accommodate a generous wardrobe. Across from the master suite is the final bedroom, filled with natural light from a wall of windows and complete with a private door to the upstairs deck, where you can take in all the lovely sights and sounds of Morningside.
Address: 655 Courtenay Dr
Square Feet: 2,346
Year Built: n/a