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.