Offered for the first time since a dramatic 2008 expansion, the Ansley Park Glass House is a multi-level contemporary stunner asking $5,000 short of $4 million. Poised a few amoebic blocks from Piedmont Park, this 7,741-square-foot titanic is a blend of Old South elegance and Bauhausian wow that somehow doesn't clash like seersucker and polyester. The glass house portion, by local firm bldgs architects, actually replaced several old additions to a circa-1910 house, packing on glass-lined living spaces, a garage, library, soaring kitchen, a floating M.C. Escher-like staircase linking three levels and an enviable roof deck with glass guardrails, clerestories and skyline views. Other highlights include Miele appliances, the space-age zinc siding, sleek backyard pool and sweet, tucked-away guesthouse. What's more, with Midtown just over the trees, the Walk Score is a not-too-shabby 75. It's all yours for a mortgage payment in the neighborhood of $15,000.
· 35 Lafayette Drive NE [Estately]