Modern architecture isn't for everyone, especially in the tradition-bound South. But we'd think even the most ardent plantation or colonial architecture devotee would have to give his house its due. Designed by TaC Studios and a fixture of home tours and awards lists from 2008 to 2010, 575 East Avenue is a sublime blend of organic and alloy. The beautiful wood grains inside and out soften the appearance of the aluminum skin, and make a significant contribution to the home's harmony with nature in its outdoor spaces. In addition to the many aesthetic pleasures offered, the house's green/sustainable features earned it EarthCraft Platinum certification, which means it's incredibly efficient in matters of heating and cooling, among other things. The 3 beds and 3.5 baths are spread over a generous 3,720 square feet; this combined with the collection of spacious outdoor areas (with skyline views) means lots of folks can relax (or be lively) in comfort. The list price of $799,900 may be on the high-end for the Old Fourth Ward now, but sitting as it does in the path of the earliest progress of the BeltLine, we'd go long on this neighborhood. Especially for this house.
· 575 East Avenue NE [via Intown Elite | listing ReMax]