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Long on the market, Old Fourth Ward’s unique Haus Gables is taking the Airbnb route

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The polarizing Atlanta home asked $1.25 million when it went up for sale this past summer

A white, two-story house has an oddly gabled roof and multiple different-sized windows glowing yellow from inside.
Could Airbnb lure the interest project leaders expected?
Images courtesy of Harry Norman Realtors, unless noted

It doesn’t have a front door. It was assembled like a gingerbread house. And it’s been sitting on the market for months, hoping to score north of $1 million.

And now, Old Fourth Ward’s Haus Gables—arguably the most unique single-family new home in the city—has become an Airbnb rental that's slated to leave the for-sale market after Halloween.

Sited at 169 Sampson Street, a stone’s throw from the Beltline’s Eastside Trail and Krog Street Market, the listing hit the market in June, seeking $1.25 million—the neighborhood’s priciest-per-square-foot standalone home at the time.

The current (soon to be moot) asking price is $1.19 million.

The view from Sampson Street shows the white house’s driveway, which ends in a below-ground garage.
An atypical ATL facade, as seen from Sampson Street.
An aerial view of the house shows the abstract nature of the gabled rooftop.
The radically inventive roofline.
This photo by David Moore, MALL; via Open House Atlanta

Spanning 2,200 square feet, the two-bedroom, two-bath dwelling was designed by architect Jennifer Bonner, director of the MALL firm. It was built with cross-laminated timber (CLT) technology—essentially piecing together large slats of glued wood, like a gingerbread house.

Before it went up for sale, Haus Gables beckoned rent of $6,500 per month.

Now, though, it’s on Airbnb for $278 a night, or about $2,400 a week, with the seven-day discount.

Travelers can stay there for as little as one night, though, and Haus Gables seems to be wooing some interest: As of press time, the property had been booked for 13 days in October and four in November.

A wooden staircase descends to the left of granite-looking countertops in a room with wood and tile walls. The transition from the subterranean garage level to the main living spaces.
The kitchen is narrow. The top part of the room is raw wood, and the bottom is coated in a shiny bright yellow. A white table with yellow and white chairs sits at the center.
The brightly colored dining space.
A room with raw wood and grey painted walls has a bed dressed in grey sheets and a pale-colored couch. Beyond the room, to the right, the yellow-accented kitchen is visible.
Off the kitchen and dining room.
The upper-floor corridor shows the intricacies of the gabled roof. The floor and the bottoms of the walls are decorated with a granite-style finish.
The upper-floor corridor shows the intricacies of the gabled roof.
An open-air patio space has wooden flooring, green wire-mesh chairs, and white pots with plants. The walls of the house rise up into one of the roof’s gables.
The second-floor patio space.