1026 Adams Street

1026 Adams Street. June 12, 2012.

Builder’s Website placeholder for 1026 Adams Street. Credit: http://segway-properties.com/properties_for_sale.html

This property was one of the Decatur urban homesteading dollar homes. In November 2012, the home was torn down, along with its neighbor at 1020 Adams Street. Prior to its acquisition by the builder in the summer of 2012, the home had been owned by the same family who bought it in 1978 for $1.00. To date, this builder has torn down several of the former homesteading homes and replaced them with homes 2 and three times the size of the teardowns. The copy from a real estate Website hints that the lot is ideal for another McMansion:

Design your own modern classic home with Decatur’s premier builder, Arlene Dean. This is an opportunity to work directly with Arlene and her team of professionals, including award winning architect, Eric Rawlings, AIA, LEED, to custom build a home from the ground up on this oversized corner lot. You will be able to walk to McKoy Park without crossing any streets and easily stroll to Oakhurst Village and 5th Ave. School. Known for her classic designs, skillful use of materials and advanced building techniques, Arlene Dean will build the home you’ve been dreaming of.

1026 Adams Street after teardown. November 7, 2012.

1026 Adams Street. Completed replacement home.

1026 Adams Street. Completed replacement home.


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