For a certain buyer, 97 Haygood is the type of home that you simply know you want, even before you walk through the front door for the first time. Pictures, Google Maps, reading these sentences, and your mind is already... kind of made up. Maybe it’s the neighborhood. Peoplestown, just to the southeast of Downtown, has been experiencing its own resurgence — the kind of popularity explosion locales like Reynoldstown, O4W, and EAV experienced back in the day. Quiet, easygoing, and most importantly, authentic. The kind of neighborhood that has its own old soul. Maybe it’s the curb appeal. An elevated little yard, flanked by stacked stone and weathered wooden fencing. The porch-flanked ‘A’ frame in the background, the driveway that runs along the side, up to that giant old tree in the back… a stranger to the Southern architectural tradition could be shown a picture of 97 Haygood without further explanation, and say, “Oh, yeah. That’s Atlanta.” (“Maaaybe New Orleans? Nah, probably Atlanta.”) And, of course, the inside plays a big part. 97 Haygood has gotten a fine little facelift lately, which has gone a good way toward maximizing its 8-room shotgun (modified) potential. If the old “a place for everything” axiom has a home to represent it, it’s this one — in the front, a living room. Also, your next home office. Fireplace, fireplace. A few more steps, dining area (fireplace again), primary suite. A few more steps, bathroom No. 2, and the laundry nook. A few more steps, a second bedroom is off to the side; in front of you, the perfectly charming, subway-tiled kitchen. And then, the back porch, and to be honest, a pretty impressive little yard. You can move into 97 Haygood right away, turnkey, and be perfectly happy. Perfecting a place like this will take some weekends, along with a little elbow grease. But with a home like this… do you really want to amend the straggling quirks? Because those are what make it 97 Haygood Avenue.