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In Morningside Atlanta, custom contemporary bags quick contract at $1.6M

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2008 build described as “better than new”

A prairie-style custom home in Atlanta’s Morningside neighborhood.
It came from the Great Recession.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

At first blush, one would think this is a Buckhead property—perhaps a Prairie-style creation near Chastain Park—given the obvious immensity and wide manicured lot.

But nope. This customized five-bedroom stands on a quiet street in Morningside/Lenox Park, near the junction of Piedmont Avenue and Cheshire Bridge Road. And if location sells houses, this locale worked, as the property listed Thursday just shy of $1.6 million and was under contract in about four days—remarkably quick for this price range.

With its flowing floorplan of large rooms and exterior aesthetic that echoes FLW, it’s a relatively rare example of an Atlanta home built in recession-era 2008 or ‘09. And for a property that turns a decade old next year, it looks fresh.

It spans for a linen closet shy of 5,000 square feet and gets an A+ for use of loudly intriguing light fixtures and strategic placement of plants

One highlight, literally, is the big cozy sunroom accessed through accordion doors. Another: the versatile lower level with a game room, media room, gym, and full bath. Out back, there’s room for a pool, but a pool doesn’t currently exist.

The home sold at $1.25 million in 2009, but that was before custom design details and other features made it “better than new” now, per the listing description, which also declares: “Incredible attention to details [and] meticulously kept, this home needs nothing.”

Apparently buyers agree.