Classic Meets Contemporary in This Modernized 1947 Decatur Home

The seven-bedroom house with three stories incorporates modern updates into historical architecture.
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In today’s home design, there’s a growing trend toward blending historical charm with modern functionality. Homebuyers are increasingly seeking properties that offer both the character of yesteryear and the practical amenities needed for contemporary life. This approach creates homes that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also highly functional for day-to-day living.

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Homes with historical roots provide a unique charm that newer constructions often lack. They tell a story, offering a sense of timelessness and connection to the past. However, to meet modern needs, these homes must also incorporate contemporary conveniences and flexible spaces. This balance ensures that while the home maintains its historical essence, it also supports the lifestyle of today’s families, many of which value open layouts, updated kitchens, and multifunctional rooms.

This seven-bedroom home in Decatur embodies this trend perfectly. Originally built in 1947 and thoughtfully expanded in 2004, this home captures the essence of historical architecture while incorporating modern updates. The traditional brick and cedar exterior, along with details like crown molding and custom bookcases, give the home a timeless appeal.

Spanning three stories, the home’s spacious layout is ideal for families. Each floor offers versatile rooms that can be adapted to various needs, whether it’s guest bedrooms, home offices, or playrooms. The open flow from the large living room to the kitchen and dining areas makes it perfect for both intimate family moments and larger gatherings.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, equipped with high-end appliances such as a La Canche double oven stove and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The living room, with its limestone fireplace and built-in soapstone benches, provides a cozy space for relaxing evenings.

Step outside to enjoy the expansive, flat backyard—a rare find in this area. The covered veranda, granite patio, and fire pit create ideal spaces for outdoor entertaining. The property also includes a workshop and additional patio for versatile outdoor use. Located near Glenlake Park, the home offers easy access to trails, playgrounds, and all the area has to offer. 

Listed by Rachel Grindrod with Harry Norman, REALTORS®, this home is located at 213 Mount Vernon Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.

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Harry Norman, REALTORS®

Harry Norman, REALTORS®

Harry Norman, REALTORS® is partnering with What Now Atlanta to bring you the real estate scoop. As the original residential brokerage of Atlanta, and backed by over 90 years of experience, we know Atlanta and the homes that make it special. Whether it’s a multi-million-dollar luxury mansion, a regal estate, or a chic inner-city loft, we’ll showcase outstanding homes, along with trends and insights on the market.
Harry Norman, REALTORS®

Harry Norman, REALTORS®

Harry Norman, REALTORS® is partnering with What Now Atlanta to bring you the real estate scoop. As the original residential brokerage of Atlanta, and backed by over 90 years of experience, we know Atlanta and the homes that make it special. Whether it’s a multi-million-dollar luxury mansion, a regal estate, or a chic inner-city loft, we’ll showcase outstanding homes, along with trends and insights on the market.
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