A Virginia-Highland property that qualifies as one of intown Atlanta’s most ambitious—and audacious—home expansions is back on the market.
Glass catwalks, steel beams, and a surreal rooftop “oasis” with views called “unrivaled”—and a glass-bottomed pool allowing views from the master suite below—punctuate this duplicitous, Bauhaus-inspired award-winner at the cusp of Piedmont Park.
With its six bedrooms and nearly 5,000 square feet, the “modern Beltline masterpiece” was a tired 1920s bungalow back in the early 2000s, but one of only seven properties backing up to Atlanta’s centerpiece park.
Snatched by a private buyer for $345,000 in 2003, the bungalow was expanded and revived over the next five years to capitalize on 180-degree skyline and greenspace views, eventually being featured on HGTV’s Groundbreakers.
Additions included a multi-story foyer, sustainable grounds modeled after the principles of Versailles, and massive glassy doors and walls that can be reconfigured to change the function of rooms, as the owner told Curbed Atlanta in 2013, when it listed for $1.95 million.
It never traded, per property records, and it’s available again now—for $50,000 less.
The largely traditional-style, street-facing portion from 1925 has been refreshed, but few other aspects appear to have been altered in the past five years.
Described as “the perfect blend of classic and modern,” it might be a bit much for more conservative tycoons scouting in the $2 million range.
But most would agree a location like this, with spaces that so embrace the great outdoors, is timeless.
- 543 Elmwood Drive NE [Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty]