Designed and custom-built for an Atlanta interior designer and entrepreneur in 2016, this modern LaVista Park dwelling defies cookie-cutter tendencies spotted elsewhere around the city recently and brings a backyard well-suited for summer’s swelter.
In emails with Curbed Atlanta, listing agent Matthew Doyle, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, goes so far as to label the pool grounds, jacuzzi, lanai, and pro landscaping as “one of the most remarkable backyards I’ve seen here in intown Atlanta.”
Does a bold statement like that hold water? Let’s have a look.
Hardly the only contemporary-style residence on Brook Forest Road, the home sits back on a large sloped lot off Lavista Road, basically on the flipside of Interstate 85 from Lindbergh. (This midcentury “masterpiece” is just up the hill.)
Moving inside what Doyle describes as a “super sexy” “showstopper” by Harrison Design, a two-story foyer unveils a towering wall of glass that, like other rooms, frames the outdoor attractions. These include an LED-lit saltwater pool, outdoor shower, and loungy lanai with a fireplace.
Less obvious perks include the home’s position next to the neighborhood’s namesake park, the tucked-under two-car garage, a small home gym, and artist studio.
Pertinent numbers: Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and just north of 4,000 square feet for $1.68 million, which makes it the neighborhood’s second priciest listing at the moment.
The car-dependent Walk Score of 45 and low 25 Bike Score speak to the neighborhood’s relatively tucked-away status. Both numbers could be a ding for modern-home zealots who prefer to park the Tesla all weekend.
On the flipside, as Doyle notes, LaVista Park is “quickly becoming one of the go-to neighborhoods for luxury modern residences,” so any worries about being the area’s modernist sore thumb are probably unwarranted.
After listing two weeks ago, the home has generated “by far the most open house action we’ve ever seen” but no offers, Doyle said this week.
- 1302 Brook Forest Road NE [Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties]