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Minimalistic modern near Beltline is Old Fourth Ward’s latest $1M+ listing

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2017 dwelling appears virtually untouched, while location is called “unbeatable”

A photo of a modern house now for sale in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward.
Part of Ashley Avenue’s modern family.
Keller Williams

Modern architecture buffs in the market for a newer Atlanta house that’s beyond the nail-pop stage but still seems uninhabited could fancy this 2017 offering, wedged between two sections of Historic Fourth Ward Park.

But whether the property justifies a 25 percent price bump in a year and a half remains to be seen.

Minimalistic and wide-open inside, with woods deployed throughout to soften the harsher blankness of walls, the four-bedroom, three and a half bathroom residence offers a variety of outdoor social zones, including a simple, gorgeous backyard that’s style-appropriate (but not exactly private).

Neighbors include a crop of similarly large contemporary domiciles and the five-story Willoughby, the first ground-up new office building spurred by the Atlanta Beltline.

Having listed this week for $1.25 million, the Ashley Avenue property joins about a dozen other houses and townhomes in Old Fourth Ward—built and unbuilt, under contract and not—seeking $1 million or more at the moment.

Records indicate the home last traded in August 2017 for an even $1 million.

At least two O4W single-family residences have closed north of $1 million recently, including this expansive remodel near Ponce City Market a year ago.

Like the location, questionably described as “unbeatable,” the floating staircase, owner’s suite bathroom, and centerpiece kitchen all appear to be wins.

As million-dollar listings go in Atlanta, however, it’s 2,706 square feet isn’t exactly huge, and the perplexingly low 67 WalkScore likely speaks to the distance from here to rail transit and (for now) a grocery.

But the plusses are many here for fans of the genre. Added bonus: the almost total lack of nail holes.