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.
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.