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.
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.