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Virginia-Highland dwelling by Australian designer guns for ambitious $2.25M

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Custom build near the neighborhood’s commercial strip is aiming to set a pricing benchmark

A modern home with brick and wood facade for sale in Virginia-Highland Atlanta right now.
An atypical Va-Hi facade.
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown

Marketed as “unique and extraordinary,” this newly built contemporary residence in Virginia-Highland is said to have brought international design talents to Atlanta’s residential scene.

With a facade that juxtaposes clean, contemporary brick and a more dramatic facet that echoes Scandinavian modern, the home was designed and built by Oxford Bowen of Australia, per the listing, a firm (or architect?) with scant online presence.

In any case, find this four-bedroom roughly a dozen doors from Virginia-Highland’s commercial strip, downhill toward the Beltline’s Eastside Trail, among Highland View’s large craftsman-style stalwarts. The locale affords a strong 84 WalkScore.

Moving beyond the metal gate, iron-framed windows, and what looks like a contemporary take on louvre windows, the interior is clean without being cold, offering 10-foot ceilings throughout, a summer kitchen around back, and the brandnames one would expect for the price point (Wolf, Sub-Zero, etc.)

The owner’s suite includes a closet described as a “dressing room” that could probably function as a boutique clothier. Bathrooms throughout are bright, open, and artfully composed.

Extroverts might find a downside at the very front. With no option for direct street entry beyond the garage, the design would hardly be classified as down-home Southern traditional.

And while the house seems quite deep, it’s tough to gauge its actual size (and the viability of the deal) without a listed square footage.

What’s more, records indicate it could be aiming to raise the bar for single-family home sales in Va-Hi.

No other house has sold for north of $2 million in the tony neighborhood, though a revived, traditional 4,900-square-footer came close in January.