Two years ago, this Poncey-Highland modern compound blipped the radar when it was still in conceptual phases and priced in the $900,000s.
Here it is in the flesh. As a resale.
Tucked at the dead-end of Belgrade Avenue, around the corner from Ponce City Market, this Miami-esque residence is the work of Philip Babb, a local architect with an impressive resume; in addition to residential projects around the world, Babb led the High Museum's construction in the early 1980s and, later, a redesign of the World Trade Center plaza and retail concourse.
With four bedrooms and an even 3,600 square feet, this house ultimately sold for a hair over $1 million last year.
Today it came back to market at $1.39 million, promising the opportunity “for entertaining and enjoying every season in style,” what with the heated saltwater pool, rooftop party deck (with downtown views), and the general decor-less feel of a top-performing bachelor pad.
It’s basically separated from the Beltline’s Eastside Trail by Two Urban Licks, which creates either an unsightly parking-lot neighbor or large gap of privacy, depending on your perspective. Given the locale, though, one might expect more from the WalkScore mark than 73.
Beyond the private, too-cool layout, perks include a master bathroom with steam shower and Jacuzzi, a contemporary double-sided fireplace, stylish cypress decking up top, and a comprehensive Sonos system that apparently comes with the house.
See if they’ll throw in an interior designer, too. Never have Atlanta walls screamed louder for some splashy abstract art.
- 811 Belgrade Ave. [CB]