Hate being near other humans? Have $12.8 million to spend? Here is your dream home! If the asking price seems steep for a 4,500-square-foot, three-bedroom, four-bath home, that's just because you haven't viewed it in person. The listing agent for this 1996 villa by architect Norman Davenport Askins insists that "you have to see it to believe its beauty and understand the pricing." To be fair, you are paying not just for the home — originally intended to be a guest house — but for 16 acres in Buckhead, overlooking the Chattahoochee from a 100-foot bluff. The land is one of the largest privately held tracts in the city and thanks to its elevation (the third highest of any property in the metro area), the buyer will also score skyline views. The three-story home called Salubria has 20-inch exterior walls built from Jerusalem stone. The polished stone floors and custom-carved fireplaces were also quarried in Israel specifically for the residence. The antique roof tiles came from a French farmhouse and the wood was salvaged from old farms and homes. The powder room ceiling and living room chimney are hand-painted and the kitchen is reported to be "reminiscent of the 1930s." You'll have to take the listing's word on that though as it is completely devoid of interior shots, preferring to focus on the 900-square-foot patio, fountain, waterfall and enormous lawn.
· 2100 W Wesley Road [Zillow]
· Norman Askins on Salubria, Buckhead's most secluded estate [Atlanta Magazine]
· Featured Home: Buckhead's Most Secluded Estate [Atlanta Fine Homes]