877 Berkshire Rd NE
Secluded behind well-placed trees and shrubs, and nestled on a quiet Morningside street, you’d never guess this serene brick home is just a few blocks from a commercial mecca on Piedmont. And that speaks volumes about this house: It’s not boastful, but tasteful, understated, and focused on delivering its lucky new owner top-rate space and comfort – all in a serene pocket near the center of Atlanta in one of the city’s most beautiful and walkable historic neighborhoods.
When we say space, we’re talking about 6 bedrooms and 4½ baths inside these pristine walls. And we’re talking about captivating hardwood floors that, even from standing at the threshold of the front double doors, move your eye even across a large foyer, to a tall ceilings of the formal living room to the left, to the 10-seat formal dining room to the right, and beyond that the open family room beyond with a glimpse of the adjoining kitchen and a large sunroom with backyard vistas.
That generous offering of space continues in the kitchen, where a large breakfast bar can seat an entire family of six, and an additional breakfast nook hosts quieter, more intimate small meals. Cabinets aplenty provide lots of storage, and stone countertops add elegance and durability. Appliances, including a double-oven, are stainless steel. Elsewhere on the main floor are two large bedrooms – one with a en-suite bath – and a half bath accessible to all from the hallway.
Venture upstairs to find three more bedrooms, one with en-suite bath. The hall offers access to both a shared bath for the two other bedrooms and a full laundry room. But it’s the master suite that might tempt you to never leave the house. Inside it, find a private sitting room with gas fireplace, two enormous walk-in closets with custom shelving, and a private bathroom with a large soaking tub, a large glass walk-in shower, and a double vanity.
This home’s great use of space extends to a large, lush back yard, where a fire pit beckons you for relaxing evenings. A two-space carport offers easy access to a back door and mudroom, and features an attached workshop for a weekend or after-work projects.
But do venture out of this oasis, if just to walk the neighborhood, or to grab fresh produce from the Morningside Farmers Market every Saturday, or to pick up dinner on the way home from work at one of the many independent restaurants between the nearby Marta station and your quiet home