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Overlooking Beltline, Poncey-Highland modern boasts pool, rooftop party pad

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Price is a whisper shy of $1.4 million

A modern house in Atlanta’s Poncey-Highland neighborhood.
Privacy of a dead-end street.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

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.

Yes, please.

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.