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A Grand Tudor Overlooking the Duck Pond With Haute Hunting Lodge / Absinthe Cottage Interiors

Peachtree Heights East and its Duck Pond may be one of Buckhead's best kept secrets. Tucked behind the Plaza Towers just south of Jesus Junction, the placid waters of the pond are the primary residence of a healthy collection of ducks and geese and surrounded by lush grass and shady trees which connect to a small line of parks that follow a creek and stretch to the neighborhood's southern border at Lindbergh Avenue. Surrounding the park are a collection of homes, many of them spectacular, like this listing on Lakeview Avenue, pictured above. This 4 bedroom, 3 full/2 half bath brick tudor sits elevated above one corner of the Duck Pond, and recalls several bygone eras. Exposed beams and brick throughout the house (and stone counter tops in the large kitchen) suggest a Bohemian hunting lodge, while the paneling, trim and other fine carpentry details are almost Victorian in their machine-cut gingerbread style. The icing is the bold palette of colors and chimerical wallpaper deployed throughout the house that suggests parties that could be equally proper and funky. Like if the Junior League hosted a party featuring a Parisian house DJ as entertainment. 93 Lakeview Avenue is currently listed for sale for $1,790,000 or for rent at $8,000 per month. Having walked the streets surrounding the Duck Pond many times and gazed up at this house, we can only imagine the pleasures of actually living in it and gazing down.

· 93 Lakeview Avenue NE [Harry Norman]