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Asking $1.7M near Chastain Park, renowned landscaper’s former eden is fetching

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Porches, living space, and lushness galore in northern Buckhead

An atypically rustic offering that’s marketed as being a two-minute drive from Chastain Park.
An atypically rustic offering that’s marketed as being a two-minute drive from Chastain Park.
Beacham & Company Realtors

Here’s a case where the tried-and-true listing proclamation “Nothing like this on the market!” might lean more toward fact than hyperbole.

Just north of Chastain Park, this unique four-bedroom at 5045 Powers Ferry Road is also described as an artful “perfect 10” that lends visitors a feeling of being in the Highlands.

As in North Carolina, not Poncey or Virginia.

The exterior of blackened shingles, brick, and so much chunky, pretty stone could lead one to describe this as a cottage, but with nearly 4,100 square feet under these roofs, that could smack as ridiculous.

Arched doorways (and ceilings) begin immediately.

Built in 2001, the tri-level dwelling was previously the personal residence of noted landscaped architect Joe Gayle, whose Buckhead-based firm specializes in lavish mansions.

According to listing agent Katie Reynolds, of Beacham & Company Realtors, the wooded 1-acre property includes a chicken coop, potting studio, greenhouse, grassy meadow sufficient for a pool, and a cozy, rustic guest cottage.

It all listed last week at $1,695,000.

Beyond the functional outdoor components, perks include a trifecta of porches and a bathing section in the master bathroom that could almost double as a spa.

The property last traded for $935,000 about three years ago, records indicate. Since then, it’s been renovated “top to bottom,” per the listing.

Rustic stone elements of the porch echo in this sitting room fireplace—and many other places within.
A dining space off the kitchen with garden views.
A grander living room with attached screened porch, which can also be accessed via the master bedroom.
The master, with a bathroom described as being spa-like.
One of three secondary bedrooms.
Porch off the main level, with grill.
Basement hangout, with another fireplace of chunky stone.
Leafy pathway leading back to the cottage.
Inside the cottage, where rods in the rafters seem right at home.
Another partial view of the lush grounds.