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Award-winning modern in Atlanta Country Club Estates called ‘masterpiece’ at $2.4M

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Angular, minimalistic Marietta dwelling was featured recently in “MacGyver”

A modern house for sale in Cobb County right now.
Where oversized windows capture bucolic views of rolling terrain, beyond the heated pool.
Beacham & Company Realtors

Fans of comfy traditional houses clad in cedar shingles and such might scoff at the minimalistic restraint on display here, but nonconformist design like this—in a place like Cobb County’s tony Atlanta Country Club Estates—is meant to provoke reactions.

And more than passersby have taken notice.

Designed by Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects, which is based in Atlanta with designs that span the country and Mexico, the home was built in 2004 and won the AIA Georgia Excellence Award three years later.

Per the owners, 461 Tam O Shanter Drive has been featured in two Bloomingdales catalogue shoots, on the pages of local magazines, in a rap video several years ago, and most recently on television in the MacGyver reboot.

It’s a striking presence amongst so many Marietta (Mc)mansions, in a swim-tennis neighborhood that counts a championship golf course—plus easy access to hiking, mountain biking, and ’hooch tubing.

Marketed as a modern “masterpiece” and reselling for the first time, it’s listed with Becky Morris at Beacham & Company Realtors for $2.45 million, where it’s stood since January.

East Cobb’s top-flight schools are certainly a selling point, and for deep-pocketed buyers craving uniqueness and loads of sheer space, the numbers don’t disappoint: five bedrooms, a three-car side-entry garage, and more than 5,300 square feet.

Now, a few dozen interior plants could makes things a little comfier.

Twelve-foot ceilings, expansive views, and a dining table fit for a banquet.
The chef’s kitchen’s long island. Hardwood floors run throughout, and speakers are integrated into most rooms, in addition to the pool and patio area.
A variety of windows and compressed ceiling height. The kitchen includes a warming drawer, convection microwave, pantry, wine fridge, and a Gaggenau stainless hood.
Television room with pool views.
A family room with double-sided fireplace, where the complexity of walls and ceilings is displayed.
Floating stairs lead up to a large office and master bedroom.
The owner’s suite is described as a private retreat with two generous closets.
Other features include dual vanities, a soaking tub, and bidet.
A perch for morning coffee, off the master, above the pool.
Poolside patio.
Nonconformity, as seen from the street. Beyond the house, a well provides water for irrigation and the backyard pool.