For the last 11 years, Atlantans tired of the ITP rat race have had the option of decamping to Serenbe, a growing New Urban village that recently unveiled ultra-cheap lodging for artists and not-so-cheap $700,000 townhomes. Amid the activity, this minimalistic, modern country cottage from 2014 has landed on the market at an even $600,000. Simplicity is key here, from the understated kitchen design to the pearly white walls of virtually every room. The wide-open floorplan allows for views through the screened back porch, which is as wide as the cottage, to Grange Lake and mature hardwoods beyond. As is, the place has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,556 square feet — so about the size of a large ATL condo. But the unfinished terrace level below has enough space for basically another small house. This could be an option if sophisticated but quiet country living is your cup of tea.
· 10724 Serenbe Lane Chattahoochee Hills [Sotheby's]