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Buckhead French Provincial is surreally grandiose yet marvelous at $9.5M

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Inspired by 17th-Century European farmhouses, sprawling property described as “absolute perfection”

The fire pit of a Buckhead home for sale at $9.5 million.
One of several tucked-away outdoor seating options.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Atlanta’s most deep-pocketed barons (and Georgia Lottery winners) will probably see a realized fairytale with this Buckhead estate in the French Provincial style that’s unnecessarily grand but nothing short of stunning.

Inspired by French Provincial farmhouses built centuries ago, it’s one of just eight homes priced north of $9 million within Atlanta city limits right now, and it could be the most current and tasteful of them all.

Set on more than four acres, tucked off Paces Ferry Road near Vinings, the original structures date to 1979, with additions made, including tennis/basketball courts and a clubhouse, throughout the 1980s and ‘90s. This most recent design is the work of Atlanta architect William B. Litchfield, a specialist in classical residential.

From the floors of pristine stone and herringbone wood to what must be a serf’s mortgage worth of gaudy-sleek light fixtures, each room is a new visceral experience, presented with sufficiently striking listing photos to do such a property justice.

There’s a huge gym, upstairs entertainment clubhouse area, and a wine cellar that could double as a wine store.

Outside, find a gated, tree-lined drive and a mellifluous pool girded by secret seating areas and lush gardens with intricate stonework.

Listed this week, it counts nearly 10,000 square feet, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms (with four partial), and a $9.5 million asking price.

Come on, Powerball!