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West of Midtown, $1M Atlanta modern looks fresh despite turn-of-the-century origins

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With a rooftop deck, home theater, and killer kitchen, multi-level contemporary in Berkeley Park is ambitiously priced.

A modern house from 2001 for sale in Atlanta.
A forked driveway girded by bamboo, with a complex facade beyond.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

Anyone who thinks tall, straight, geometrically daring houses are a wholly recent craze in Atlanta hasn’t paid a visit to Atone Street in Berkeley Park.

There, in a section of town separated by Atlantic Station from Midtown, stands a cluster of Y2K-era contemporary homes that echo residential trends of today in places such as Old Fourth Ward.

With an asking price $100 shy of $1 million, this multi-story, 2001 build could be among the most handsome and well-maintained examples in the area.

We’ll wager an educated guess that this is the work of Atlanta home designer and builder Franz Schneider, who was active on this street in the early 2000s, following stints in Buckhead, Morningside, and Brookhaven. Schneider etched a legacy as one of Atlanta’s modern-design forefathers before his sudden death from heart failure in 2013.

Overflowing with provocative artwork and stylish furnishings, this house underwent a total renovation at some point, with serious dough obviously sunk into updates that include a home theater, high-tech security and home automation, and a rather gorgeous kitchen that manages to seem both SOHO chic and family friendly.

Other perks: an elevator paneled in beautiful wood, sprawling roof terrace (large enough for a hammock and garden), two-car garage (not pictured), and sitting areas aplenty. (Although it’s tough to decipher what the functional value of some spaces is).

Another quip: For an intown property basically in Midtown’s shadow, the 70 WalkScore leaves a little to be desired.

Anyhow, the facts: 2,908 square feet, three bathrooms, and (just) three bedrooms.

Records indicate it would be the first Berkeley Park house to break the $900,000 mark in recent years—if not in history. But it’s no ordinary pad, either.