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Tucked off Peachtree Road in Garden Hills, could $2.2M, Mission-style abode be doomed?

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This 1920s Buckhead fixer-upper is loaded with intriguing features, but it occupies the neighborhood's biggest lot

A Mediterranean-style home tucked back on a large lawn with many trees around it.
320 Brentwood Drive brings an architectural style not often seen in Atlanta.
Ansley Atlanta Real Estate; photography by Nicola Vick, Home Tour America

For fans of Mission-style homes, an all-too-rare architectural style in Atlanta, this Garden Hills property could represent a little slice of heaven, with its red-tile roof, stucco siding, and lush, hilly land.

The latter attribute, however, could also be its undoing.

According to the listing, this Mediterranean-influenced relic from 1926 occupies the largest single lot in Buckhead’s Garden Hills.

It’s a 1.27-acre property tucked a couple of blocks east of Peachtree Road, overlooking the sliver of a green space that is Sunnybrook Park.

Set atop a hill and back from Brentwood Drive, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom abode could clearly use some TLC from the roof to the kitchen cabinets, but attractive details like Italian tile flooring, hand-painted wood, and vaulted cypress ceilings abound.

A strange living room with high ceilings and three chaise lounges, with white walls.
A theme of arches begins in this chaise-bedecked space with vaulted ceilings.

Also appealing: the mature landscaping and stone patios, the carriage-house apartment atop the two-car garage, and a sense of privacy afforded by sheer space and tall trees.

The asking price of $2.2 million, however, could be a tall order for any Atlanta fixer-upper, which could make one wonder if the only viable route isn’t to fashion this acreage into something else.

The property is noted as being historic in marketing materials, but Michelle Robinson, an Ansley Atlanta Real Estate Realtor who holds the listing, says she isn’t aware of any historical protections that pertain to the home.

Records indicate it last sold in 2007 for $866,000.

A wild-looking living room space with fanciful columns and many windows.
The living room naturally features a balcony, along with ornate hand-painted columns, arched doorways, and vaulted cypress ceilings.
A crowded dining room with feline statues and ornate chairs.
The dining room is less airy.
A dated kitchen with brown woods cabinets and a strange table.
At least the kitchen doesn’t want for natural light.
A bedroom with white walls and wood moldings.
One of three bedrooms.
A bathroom with green tile and hideous wallpaper.
Arches continue in one bathroom that might very well be partially original.
A tile and stucco home with chairs arranged around the roof patio spaces.
An O.G. Atlanta home rooftop patio.
A leafy backyard with many trees and bushes beneath a blue sky.
A backyard garden in winter, with a glimpse of the garage.
An off white house coated in stucco with a tile roof.
Another view of the facade’s detailing.
A drone image of a home’s lot with many trees.
An aerial shot of the deep lot.