If you're about to hire a New York-based commercial architect to design you an enormous house that resembles a drab (though high-end) suburban office building both inside and out, stop! Someone has already done it for you, and they plopped it on some of Atlanta's priciest dirt. We're still trying to figure out how this happened...the architect, Frederic Schwartz, has done some spectacular stuff on an international scale. And the folks that built it clearly had the resources to do just about anything they wanted. But somehow they ended up with this almost offensively-forgettable structure on between 3.25 acres of prime West Paces Ferry real estate. $3,250,000 gets you 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2 half baths, a really long hallway, a living room that looks surgically removed from an airport Westin and a bunch of other space that absent home furnishings could easily pass for the set of the Mike Judge classic Office Space. We don't want to be totally negative, so we will point out that the kitchen is really nice. That notwithstanding, we wish them well with selling the place.
· 1955 West Paces Ferry Road NW [Beacham & Company]