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Old Fourth Ward’s polarizing Haus Gables hits market today for $1.25M

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“Love it or hate it, it is the most unique house in Atlanta”

A white, two-story house has an oddly gabled roof and multiple different-sized windows glowing yellow from inside.
The O4W domicile’s northern face.
Images courtesy of Harry Norman Realtors

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.

The view from Sampson Street shows the white house’s driveway, which ends in a below-ground garage.

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.

A wooden staircase descends to the left of granite-looking countertops in a room with wood and tile walls. The transition from the subterranean garage level to the main living spaces.

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.”

The kitchen is narrow. The top part of the room is raw wood, and the bottom is coated in a shiny bright yellow. A white table with yellow and white chairs sits at the center.
A room with raw wood and grey painted walls has a bed dressed in grey sheets and a pale-colored couch. Beyond the room, to the right, the yellow-accented kitchen is visible.
The upper-floor corridor shows the intricacies of the gabled roof. The floor and the bottoms of the walls are decorated with a granite-style finish.
An open-air patio space has wooden flooring, green wire-mesh chairs, and white pots with plants. The walls of the house rise up into one of the roof’s gables.

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.