Newly constructed in Reynoldstown, this four-bedroom house in the rustic-contemporary vein carries its own name and what can only be described as a premium for easy-breezy Beltline proximity.
Dubbed “The Selman House” in homage to its street, the black-painted dwelling stands a few doors down from Wylie Street and the Beltline’s Eastside Trial, near the eastern border of Cabbagetown. It neighbors the former Reynoldstown church converted to offices by the Kronberg Wall architecture firm several years ago.
The general style echoes new construction from recent years in places like Ormewood Park, East Atlanta, and elsewhere in Reynoldstown. But the pricing is attempting to forge new ground.
R-town’s only other house priced north of $800,000 at the moment is a four-story party pad encompassing nearly 4,000 square feet—a different beast entirely.
Meanwhile, two modern-style houses in the neighborhood have fetched in the mid-$800,000s in recent years, including this triple-decker—relatively huge at 3,700 square feet—that bagged a record $860,000 last month.
Back at The Selman House, you’ll find in-line driveway parking, like many homes on relatively narrow Selman Street, but no shelter for vehicles. (If there’s anywhere that shouldn’t matter, though, it’s in a Beltline-connected community that’s bursting with new mixed-use options.)
The dark exterior is highlighted by thick wood beams (but no humidity-fighting ceiling fans), a rustic approach that continues inside.
Around back, a clear highlight is the versatile, functional deck (with ceiling fan), which can be accessed from the living room and kitchen.
“When blended just right, the result is a sophisticated warm [and] inviting home,” states the listing. Whether that, in conjunction with location, is worth $850,000 this selling season remains to be seen.