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At $1.7M, sprawling new Morningside dwelling aims to evoke Frank Lloyd Wright

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This 4,300-square-footer off North Highland Avenue is said to be “perfectly executed”

A brick house with huge wooden eaves and landscaping.
The Prairie-influenced stance of 1072 Cumberland Road NE, east of Piedmont Park.
Compass; photography by Bryan Rucker/Just Ruck Creative

Dramatic eaves and a confluence of exterior wood and brick come together at this Morningside new-build as a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright’s “masterful creations” in the Prairie style, as marketers describe it.

Listed in recent days at $1.69 million by Compass, the sizable dwelling has replaced a more modest brick home off North Highland Avenue, about three blocks north of the commercial strip that includes Doc Chey’s Noodle House and Alon’s Bakery.

It joins a dozen built homes (without contracts) asking north of $1 million in Morningside-Lenox Park right now, with prices in the neighborhood climbing as high as $2.5 million for another new construction.

Spanning 4,300 square feet, it’s described as a “perfectly executed” example of soft Prairie modern, which blends elements of stark contemporary and woodier Arts & Crafts designs.

A dining room with wood floors.
Patterned wood flooring, leading off the entry, past an office and flex space, to the dining room.

Between the brick front porch and wide covered terrace (with fireplace and TV connections), this place leans almost fully intown contemporary, aside from vintage-style fixtures and hardware and those patterned floors.

There’s five en-suite bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and a master closet and laundry room that each could function as studio apartments, more or less.

It’s the work of Hudson Development, an Atlanta-based firm whose other projects include the ongoing renovation of 1960s apartments on Ponce de Leon Avenue near Freedom Park and, just up the street, the angular Milo on Ponce townhomes.

Considering the finished rec room at terrace level and other spaces not included in the bedroom count, the vast square footage hardly perplexes.

A white wet bar with brass hardware.
A butler’s pantry leads back to the kitchen, with one of two wet bars in the home. The vintage-style brass hardware theme is found throughout.
A huge open kitchen area with a living room at right.
Conjoined spaces for cooking, breakfasting, and lounging.
A big white master bedroom with a wooden wall at right.
In the master bedroom, an accent wall is knotty.
Patterned flooring continues in the master bathroom.
A white basement level of a home that’s finished.
The large finished terrace level has a wet bar and guest suite.
A deck with wood ceilings and a ceiling fan.
Off the kitchen and living room, the covered deck includes a brick fireplace, ceiling fan, and views across a deep backyard.
The back of a large house with a driveway at right and grass at left.
Dramatic eaves continue over the garage entry and backyard.
A street with large houses and several trees and lawns.
The home’s predecessor in 2018.
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