Property Description

182 Watson Circle SE, Atlanta, 30317

Absolutely stunning craftsman home in highly sought after Kirkwood. Fully renovated and added onto in 2013, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath boasts modern finishes and thoughtful design you’ll love. Open floor plan with rich hardwoods throughout. Beautiful kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar overlooks living area. Huge master suite enjoys two closets, vaulted ceiling, and glass double shower. Fourth bedroom/guest suite makes great flex space or home office. Enjoy relaxing on the shaded back deck overlooking the picturesque backyard with meticulous landscaping. Walk to Drew Charter, East Lake Golf Course & more!

Seller’s Story

A Big Little House That Lives Like Both

“We had been house-hunting for over a year when we discovered this delightful Craftsman conversion on a quiet, out-of-the-way short block called Watson Circle. It was in the process of being rebuilt from the studs up by a local renovation expert whose work we had been admiring around the area, and we loved how it paid respect to the neighborhood architecture without overwhelming it. Walking distance to both Oakhurst & Kirkwood villages, it is the perfect blend of eclectic & traditional, old & new, with easy access to schools, the new Y, Decatur & downtown/midtown Atlanta. We knew in the first few moments we were in it that we had found our home.

On Watson Circle, it’s not uncommon to see parents walking their kids to school, or groups of friends meandering through the neighborhood for a wine crawl, art show, or farmers market. When one neighbor suffered a health crisis, the block (we have our own Facebook group!) got together to schedule and deliver his meals. And a few times a year, we put up barricades and barbecue in the middle of the street together, kids and pets included! It’s that kind of place.

As for the house itself, we came in early enough in the building process to get to pick a lot of our own finishes and upgrades, like the seeded glass-front cabinets, top-down/bottom-up custom shades, pantry glide shelving, elevated lighting & ceiling fans, a full backyard fence with dual gates, massive back deck with seating and sail shade covers, outdoor shed, custom closets, zoned Nest thermostats, a video doorbell, and motion-detecting exterior lights. The smart design offers an open but intimate floor plan downstairs, extending out to the enormous 300+ square foot back deck, and we have hosted up to 100 friends for parties there. We cook for crowds in the ample kitchen, set up the bar on the generous island, and stage the buffet in the separate but open dining room, which makes for a comfortable and welcoming flow.

Outside we worked with our landscaper to sod the backyard with lush Meyer zoysia, installed French drains and stone paths across the back and down both sides of the house, built the container gardens and arbor area with a watering system to accommodate our love of fresh organic herbs, fruit, and vegetables. (Check out the strawberries growing overhead!) To ensure perennial flowering and fun, we planted trees & shrubs like cherry blossom, dogwood, weeping peach, Japanese magnolia, camellia, gardenia, blueberry, blackberry, rosemary, lavender, yellow maple, blue plumbago, and so many bulbs & other flowers that you’ll never want for color!

And by the way, the surprisingly huge upstairs master suite with cathedral ceiling is the stuff of everybody’s dreams! The four bedrooms can easily sleep 8, which can come in handy for golf fans walking over to East Lake for a tournament.

But at its heart, this is a cottage. Cozying up alone at home feels warm and private. This is indeed a big little house that lives like both.

We would likely never move from this special place except for an opportunity we couldn’t refuse. But we know you’ll love this place as much as we have. Cheers!”

182 Watson Circle SE ~ Atlanta, 30317

Stunning Craftsman Renovation in Highly Sought After Kirkwood

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