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Angular modern dwelling is Old Fourth Ward’s latest million-dollar listing

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This “exquisite” home near Ponce City Market is aiming for new neighborhood benchmark

A modern-style house with angled balconies and a white, orange, and black exterior with trees beside it.
Angled outdoor spaces from the ground level up are a distinctive trait at 287 Fortune Street.
Compass

Even amid Atlanta’s molten housing market of recent years, as real estate wonks know, Old Fourth Ward has emerged as an outlier, notching average home price increases of more than 135 percent between 2013 and 2018.

But still, is O4W so in-demand now that a fairly large house can bag almost $420 per square foot?

This newly listed modern from 2016—marketed as “exquisite,” “one of a kind,” and “luxe”—is doing its best to find out.

Fittingly located on Fortune Street (sorry), this angular three-bedroom of 2,614 square feet (architect unspecified) maximizes its hilly lot on a dead-end street, clearly not the work of some fly-by-night LLC.

The spacious rooftop deck with views to downtown is particularly dynamite, and the creative kitchen proportions are like few others around Atlanta.

A kitchen with very tall windows and steel range hood and bar at right.
The pie-shaped island punctuates a top-flight kitchen with appliances by Miele, Thermador, and Bosch.

The house overlooks John Lewis Freedom Parkway and the original Highland Bakery, with Ponce City Market a few blocks in the other direction.

And it’s one of just four standalone O4W residences on the market right now (with or without contracts) asking north of $1 million.

Others include the daring, polarizing Haus Gables off the Beltline; a large, now-discounted remodel between Boulevard and Central Park; and what’s been called an “iconic” live-work space also lording over Freedom Parkway.

The Fortune Street property listed this week with Compass for $1,095,000.

Achieving that price could make it the neighborhood’s most expensive sale for a house this size, though it’s worth noting a slightly larger modern, around the corner on Ashley Avenue, ended up fetching $1.1 million on the nose in February.

Big windows in a living room space with beige and purple couches and a patterned rug.
White-oak floors and 10-foot windows with remote shades in the main living space. A balcony at left is joined by a smaller one off the kitchen.
A dining and living room is show with a kitchen that has white cabinetry and large windows.
An overview of the main living level.
A bedroom with a bed why has purple and yellow bedding and a patio off the back.
The master bedroom, with backyard patio.
A big master bathroom shower with green tiling.
Spry tiling in the spacious master shower. The property counts three bedrooms overall.
A bedroom with a white and blue comforter on the bed.
A secondary bedroom with views toward downtown.
A white bathroom with small green tiling around the tub.
A secondary bath with a linear window to the side yard.
A rooftop room with huge windows and a tv and view to downtown Atlanta.
At the top level, a flexible hangout space off the stairwell.
A large rooftop space with couches and spiky plants in big black pots.
Rooftop views to downtown.
A modern house show glowing at night with trees at right and a mowed lawn beside it.
View from the street’s dead-end, at night.