The fanciful facade at 486 Sydney Street SE. | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International
The neighborhood’s most expensive listing at the moment encompasses almost 3,000 square feet
With postbellum roots in the 1890s, this Victorian stalwart on Grant Park’s Sydney Street is an example of what makes the historical intown neighborhood so architecturally special.
It’s perched behind ornate, wrought-iron gates with a manicured front lawn and lovely gingerbread detailing. The northern edge of Grant Park’s signature green space is directly across the street.
Listed in recent days at $985,000 through Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, it would be one of only about three Grant Park houses to sell for north of $850,000 in the past few years. And it’s the neighborhood’s most expensive single-family offering at the moment.
But in this market, so much inimitable detailing and creaky-floor charm never comes cheap, and this is what the listing calls an “exquisite” example, with few details overlooked.
Inside are four bedrooms and four bathrooms across a roomy 2,938 square feet, with multiple spaces allotted to dining and lounging around. Beginning with the front porch.
For such an old and regal dame, the interior is hardly stuffy, though certain aspects (master bathroom wallpaper, the fancy stair paneling) could give minimalists night terrors.
Nice touches include the upstairs balcony with park views, the foyer in general, the kitchen’s built-in hutch for china, and a third dining option—an elevated deck—in the back.
The parking pad is gated but uncovered, and buyers in the million-dollar range hankering for a roomy backyard for dogs and kids are out of luck.
But then again, across the street are 131 acres you wouldn’t have to mow.