At first blush, you'd never guess this customized, vaguely firehouse-looking brick home was in central Buckhead, although the asking price of $1.35 million could be a clue. It is, in fact, next door to Phipps Plaza, in a cluster of upscale houses called Longleaf, touted as a European-style village with big-city walkability. Built in 2004 as a collaboration between Pam Sessions and Lew Oliver (the local architect behind many Serenbe homes), this "urban masterpiece" offers 2,630 square feet of airy rooms, with luxurious aspects like Venetian plaster, cherry-paneled walls and a cozy elevator. It has an air of old-money stuffiness that wouldn't be hard to purge. Craftsmanship like this jumps out of the listing photos, and the design itself almost defies classification. For this kind of money in Atlanta, however, some buyers would want a pool. And those high, wide decks would make for wonderful jumping platforms.
· 45 Conifer Park Lane [Trulia]