Surrounded by old homes in the heart of Ansley Park, a 2008 Mediterranean tries its best to blend in to the neighborhood, but a closer look reveals a few quirks. From the outside, the recently listed stone-and-stucco residence hulks high on a hill, accessed by an imposing stone staircase with little greenery for relief. Inside, the combination kitchen-dining-great room is loaded with furniture and a perplexing ceiling treatment of poplar planks, fit for a floor. Rather than matching the red-tinted hardwoods below, the ceiling ends up looking more country barn — ready for an upside-down hoedown, y'all — than European villa. With six bedrooms and six-and-1/2 bathrooms in almost 5,000 square feet, the mini-manse is listed for a neighborhood-appropriate $2.29 million. For those who love outdoor living, the pool, loggias and guest house might be enough to compensate for the floor-turned-ceiling treatment inside.
· 206 17th Street [Estately]