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At $2.4M, Decatur’s priciest listing is marketed as ‘outrageous’

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Classical manse on Decatur’s grandest avenue is but a wee stroll from the “city centre”

A gaudy, huge house for sale right now near downtown Decatur.
Where Tuxedo Road meets downtown Decatur.
Thibadeau Realty

Around the bend from Chai Pani’s Decatur outpost, this classical residence of sturdy limestone lords over West Ponce de Leon Avenue like an oversized, new-age abbey.

Counting some 6,300 square feet and six bedrooms, it’s the ITP city’s most expensive listing at the moment. And it’s aiming to be the first Decatur residence to fetch north of $2 million. Way north.

Asking price, in fact: $2.4 million.

This slate-roof statement piece replaced a 1950s-era home a few years ago and then listed for the first time last month. It’s a project marketed simply, in some instances, as “outrageous.”

Inspired by the owner’s adoration for classical architecture, the property claims “the essence of a manor home.” It was designed by noted local architect Eric Rothman and built by “master craftsmen” on about an acre and a half, fittingly situated on Decatur’s “Grand Avenue” near the “city centre,” as the listing puts it.

It won Atlanta Homes & Lifestlyes’s Best Bathroom Design in 2016, doubtlessly helped by the master bathroom’s sophisticated shower and stream-like, bathtub-faucet system.

An imposing, gorgeous set of oak doors announces the tone for an interior punctuated with wooden beams, lofty spaces, an inviting pro kitchen, and plenty of stairs that spiral. It succeeds in making so much stone seem cozy.

But step out the backdoor to find the truly princely amenities: a multifaceted pool, hot tub, and full bocce court.