No, this isn't the second home of some Atlanta development tycoon in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's a unique, rustic-modern ITP behemoth with its own name, The Smokecreek Chalet, and website, listed this month for $1.15 million. The bones date to 1980, but there's plenty of contemporary pizzazz and subtly industrial touches among these 5,500 square feet to mask — or in some cases, maximize — the Reagan-Era origins. The Chalet is tucked in a cul-de-sac in a swim-tennis community, wedged between Interstates 85 and 285 near Spaghetti Junction, and its exterior boasts an outright abundance of decking. Inside, a giant custom staircase punctuates a cavernous great room that merges Montana with Castleberry Hill. Highlights of the three-level house include the top-flight kitchen with a breakfast nook, quartzite slabs and names like Sub-Zero and Bloomberg, the too-cool sleeping lofts for kiddos and a basement party lair. Walkability here basically ends with the community pool (Walk Score = laughable 6) but it probably won't matter to well-heeled buyers seeking big space and highcountry-style seclusion.
· The Smokecreek Chalet [Site]