836 Myrtle Street NE • Atlanta, GA 30308
Property Type: Single Family Home
Bathrooms: 3Floorplan Survey
Interactive Floor Plan
Not often does a home of this caliber become available in Midtown. Built circa 1911 and located on one of the most desirable lots in the neighborhood. Sitting atop a gentle hill, this home has the rare advantage of having access to the property from both the driveway off Myrtle Street as well as a paved ally behind the home.
Meticulously and lovingly maintained by the current owners for the last twenty-five years. Two quotes come to mind with this particular home. “I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don’t want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house.” Jerome K. Jerome. And then “A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.” Sydney Smith.
The front porch with original pine floors has been enclosed with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors to provide all year round enjoyment as a sunroom. The main level offers an open, spacious floor plan with filled with natural light. Starting with the entry foyer off the sunroom, this space includes a decent coat closet and then leads to the fireside living room. There are beautiful oak parquet floors throughout the main level. The living room features a set of French doors leading out to the sunroom as well as a gas-log fireplace for ambient entertaining.
The spacious dining room can easily accommodate large dinner parties and includes a charming bay window with a built-in window seat. This space leads to the back of the home featuring a family or keeping room open to the kitchen. Both of these rooms have wonderful views of the Midtown skyline, especially at nighttime. This family room includes a wall of floor-to ceiling windows and doors leading out to the back yard and patio.
The large eat-in kitchen with oversized skylight was designed for those who like to cook. Tremendous workspace and countertop space, double ovens, gas cook top and vent hood to the exterior, sub-zero refrigerator/freezer and lots of cabinets and pantry space for storage. Located off the kitchen is a large and very functional utility-cum-craft room with laundry, utility sink, workspace and ample storage. This utility rooms leads to the cellar-basement and side door to driveway. There is also a full bathroom on the main level.
The upper level has four bedrooms plus a separate living room featuring the original, highly unusual, “first of its kind” residential skylight. This cozy living space is at the heart of the upper level and includes original pine wood flooring and extra closet space, one of which has additional hook-ups for laundry. The upstairs guest bathroom is located off this space.
The master bedroom is large enough to easily accommodate a generous sitting room area; there are two walk-in closets plus a tastefully updated master bathroom including a walk-in shower with built-in bench. There are three additional bedrooms all with generous closet space. The two bedrooms to the rear of the home have beautiful skyline views.
The exterior features a 2-car garage with a “legal” rental apartment above. This apartment has its own private entrance and has been consistently rented for the last quarter century. Keep it as a rental for additional income or use as an office, nanny suite or guest suite. It has the added benefit of having its own parking pad accessed off the alley running behind the property. There is a separate block garden shed for storage. Apart from the two-car garage and parking pad off the ally, there is additional guest parking accessed from the gated driveway between the garage and the backyard lawn. The private backyard with brick patio is fenced and has been professionally landscaped, as has the beautiful front yard all displaying mature plantings.
Additional features include custom-made plantation shutters, original door hardware, architectural curved walls, new state of the art Carrier HVAC system, new roof, upgraded electrical and plumbing and so much more.
836 Myrtle Street is right in the heart of the very best Midtown has to offer. A short distance to restaurants and shopping, museums and theatre, Piedmont Park, the Botanical Gardens and the Beltline, two MARTA stations and so much more. All of this along with the wonderful curb appeal and location within Midtown make this a truly unique and highly desirable property.