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Seeking $1.8M, Asian-inspired Buckhead compound is gorgeous, leafy, surreal

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This interconnected, three-building property is near Interstate 75 but seems worlds away

A custom Asian-style house for sale in Atlanta’s Buckhead.
Gardens where the exhausted “curated” description is appropriate.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Tucked in the verdant Buckhead hills, this transportive, zen-inspired compound could make forgetting the bustling American metropolis around oneself quite easy.

Customized like few other Atlanta dwellings, and chockfull of gorgeous gardens, waterfalls, and koi ponds where the “curated” description is apropos, the property listed for $1.825 million this week, summoning affluent nature lovers who covet inspirational surroundings.

With five bedrooms and 3,500 square feet, the home occupies more than 2 acres off Mount Paran Road, near Interstate 75. It’s listed as being a 1975 build, but that refers to the original dwelling, not the more recent, international renovation.

A series of (mostly) roofed passages connects three included structures, though some buyers at this price point might prefer all things under a single roof.

Inside, a rich variety of woods abounds, from wide-plank floors to so much woven cypress. Find angular, high ceilings and captivating window walls that harken midcentury modern design—and an all-too-rare, sunken dining-room table arrangement.

As the listing notes, skilled craftsmen were summoned from Kyoto to pull this off, and they hand-carved cypress recovered from the Flint River onsite for all cabinetry, wooden beams, ceilings, and decks. Bonus points for the living room’s natural Tokobashira pillar and the tatami mat floors in the master bedroom and meditation space.

When this property last blipped the listings radar, it was seeking $1.7 million in largely the same condition, but it ultimately traded about two years ago for $1,495,000, records show.

It’s presented now with brighter listing photos that pay homage to the craftsmanship and, as such, are all the more engrossing.

Beyond what must be daunting and/or costly upkeep, it’s hard to imagine that stress has a place here.