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.
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.