What could be Old Fourth Ward’s most ambitious, polarizing, distinctive, and/or peculiar single-family home, “Haus Gables,” was erected much like a gingerbread house—one large face at a time—in 2018.
Designed by architect Jennifer Bonner, director of the MALL firm, the modern, 2,200-square-foot structure at 169 Sampson Street stands around the corner from the Beltline’s Eastside Trail. And even amongst a flurry of O4W modern-style construction, it stands out.
The geometrically curious home, crafted with cross-laminated timber (CLT) technology—essentially piecing together large slats of glued wood—at first hit the rental market, beckoning $6,500 a month.
But today, Haus Gables is going up for sale, asking $1.25 million.
That makes it the neighborhood’s priciest standalone residence, with a breakdown of about $570 per square foot.
If nothing else, the tall, slender property can bill itself as unique. For starters, it has no front door, in the traditional entry-point sense.
Bonner’s project, which occupies a site just 18-feet wide, was modeled after he “Domestic Hats” format, which teases the boundaries of conventional roof design.
The property claimed a spot on this month’s MA! modern home tour, and it’s one of just a handful of CLT homes in the U.S.
“It is a polarizing home, but it’s garnered national attention and has been nominated for five architectural awards,” Kristy Regan, of Harry Norman Realtors, wrote in an email to Curbed. “Love it or hate it, it is the most unique house in Atlanta.”
This story was updated on June 17, 2019 at 12:15 p.m. to indicate there are now more than two CLT homes in the country.