Properties north of $2 million generally hang around the market for a while in Atlanta, but with the right combination of wow factor, uniqueness and location, all bets are off. Case in point: This gorgeous Mediterranean compound in Morningside, which listed for $2.2 million a few days ago and is already pending. There's nary a trace of its 1935 roots here, replaced instead with a heated Pebble Tec pool, windmill palms, a stylish terracotta roof, in-ground trampoline, old-world motor court and wooden poolside swings hanging from the pergola. And that's just the exterior. The windows and doors around these 5,000 square feet are all Honduran mahogany, and perks include a wine cellar (with Buddha!), built-in sound system and an overall aesthetic that's appropriately elegant yet restrained. The home last traded for $1.7 million in 2008, but it's undergone significant enhancements since then, including the finishing of a coach house with a full bath and kitchenette. The listing agent declares this, "One special home," which sounds right on point.
· 1598 W Sussex Road NE [Realtor.com]