They tore it down yesterday, a "1930" on Amsterdam - Video.

This is how far they got in half a day, yesterday, Monday. The demo guy said they'd be done by Tuesday evening.


I got a few "before" pictures. I spotted it just in time as they were removing the asbestos and other hazardous materials last week.

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The demo guy said it was well built and they could tell. The back part was added later and not so well built.

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It was quite appealing but the neighborhood demographics have left it in the dust.

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I'll bet the aluminum siding on the gables isn't original.

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The prominent chimney needed no apology. See Kyle's post on chimneys; we are all chimney lovers.

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If you aren't familiar with in-town Atlanta, Amsterdam divides Morningside to the north from Virginia-Highlands to the south. Both are as desirable as it gets within the city limits. This house in in Morningside side of the street.

Lots (teardowns) start about about $300K for 1/5 acre or so. In fact there is another teardown two houses from this one.

Here are a few crunches and a look west and east. As said, if you aren't from around here, you wouldn't guess the desirability.



A little more crunch.



I'll watch and report back to you.