Our new Morningside listing at 1183 Zimmer is a new mid-century marvel. It’s deceptively large, light-filled and open, renovated and upgraded in all the right places, and has one of the best backyards in the neighborhood, hands down. Literally steps from award-winning Morningside Elementary and on one of the most desirable cul-de-sacs in the neighborhood, there are few boxes that this one doesn’t check. Open plan, chef’s kitchen, an extra large master suite that’s got “breathing room” from the secondary bedrooms and a basement that’ll help you indulge all your favorite hobbies. It’s a gem. Check out the full listing here, and read a little bit more from the homeowner about what makes this house so special…
Q: What’s the best part of living in Morningside?
This part of Atlanta has seen a tremendous growth in the restaurant and pub scene over the past few years. All the new places are kid-friendly and they are within walking distance from our home! The Fourth Ward re-development and re-imagining is close enough for us to enjoy but not too close when events cause traffic jams and a great deal of noise. The BeltLine is a true pleasure to use either to stop off at new restaurants and pubs or simply to take our poochie for her daily exercise. And, of course, Morningside Elementary is one of the top-ranked schools in the state and a real neighborhood treasure.
Q: 24 hours to eat in the neighborhood- what’s on the menu?
From the famous (and delicious!) Alon’s bakery and delicatessen to the new Whiskey Bird, our home is a short 2 block walk to some great food and social venues (while still maintaining the serenity one hopes for at home on our cul-de-sac!).
The master bedroom suite is on the main floor but separated from the kids’ bedrooms for both our privacy and their psychological space. Our remodeled home has all the upgrades needed for a modern family’s convenience. The gym downstairs lets us exercise year-round, regardless of weather or time of day. The artist in us benefits from the studio…and for the do-it-yourself person, the small workshop offers a great space to indulge in hobby or home projects. We also have a basement area for storage of those Costco/Target bulk purchases that save money but can be a pain to store until needed. And, last but clearly not least, our backyard is a sanctuary with the pond, the fish and the waterfall combining to give our family a real sense of peace and quiet from the busy work- and schoolday world. Living on a dead-end cul-de-sac/street allows the little kids to play games in the street, learn to ride their bikes, roller skate and/or roller board in safety.
Our backyard is truly a sanctuary: it offers peace, tranquility and a relaxed atmosphere where one can forget the day’s worries and simply enjoy the sounds of the pond and waterfalls…like a brook in the mountains. Our kids grew up watching fireflies light up the trees at night, the many species of bird visiting our water feature or nesting in the beautiful trees surrounding the property. We have an owl family that visits our yard about once a month; we hear the “whoo-whoo” during the mating season and later as the adults teach their young to fly and hunt. From time to time, red-tailed hawks take a rest from their hunting routine in our tallest trees, sometimes with their young. Our goldfish are big now and will come up to greet us and get a treat from time to time, however, they are amazingly self-sufficient and don’t rely on us for food at all…they are a joy not a chore. We’re amused no end when we watch them “playing” in the waterfall!