About six years ago, this modern home sprang up across the street from Edgewood’s MARTA station, quickly garnered media attention, and cemented itself among the new wave of high-design contemporary houses commingling with Atlanta’s older, traditional intown housing stock.
With its elegant blend of exterior materials and intricate landscaping, the La France Street residence has now hit the open market for the first time, asking $899,000.
Designed by West Architecture Studio, the house has twice been featured on the annual MA! Architecture Tour, and its main upstairs bathroom was once anointed best of the year by Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine.
Amid a groundswell of residential construction that includes MARTA’s first Transit Oriented Development, the home is accurately described in the listing as “unlike any other on the intown market.”
It counts 2,856 square feet, two and 1⁄2 bathrooms, and three bedrooms, including a master with fireplace and access to two rooftop decks.
Down below, find an expansive, covered patio with an oversized fan that opens to the living room via a glass wall. In the front is an integrated water feature and fountain among stepping stones, all bolstering the curb appeal for anyone who appreciates variety.
Of course, such exclusivity (and artful design) comes at an exceptional price.
Records indicate no Edgewood house has traded for north of even $700,000 in recent years. The highest sale—$635,000 in March—involved a 3,300-square-foot, traditional two-story a few blocks away.
But that’s apples and oranges. Especially for cash buyers.
Not pictured is the detached, two-car garage, which was built to accommodate a future carriage house addition. Elsewhere in the back, other plans have been drafted for a pool or spa, per the listing.
Less sophisticated offerings have scored higher prices elsewhere across town, so it’ll be interesting to see how high buyers will reach here in Edgewood.
- 1431 La France St. [Harry Norman]