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Uniquely charming, $1.1M Buckhead traditional has expansion inspired by a book

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This Peachtree Park five-bedroom invites Atlantans to have their own Affair with a House

A charming traditional old home with faded white brick and a condo tower peeking over trees.
The charming dormers and detailing at 714 East Paces Ferry Road NE, with Buckhead’s Sovereign condo tower peeking over the trees.
Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Road; photography by IMOTO

This updated traditional from 1936 in Buckhead’s Peachtree Park could appeal to Atlanta homebuyers whose idea of bliss involves copper guttering, slate roofing, arched doorways, and pecky cypress.

Blending a certain storybook quality with contemporary restraint, the expanded five-bedroom, four-bathroom property stands just south of Lenox Square, tucked between Piedmont Road and Ga. Highway 400.

Beyond the original structure, an addition by Atlanta-based architect Norman Askins was styled after the 18th century Connecticut manor home that renowned interior designer Bunny Williams chronicled in her 2005 design book An Affair with a House.

That additional space brought the square footage to 4,034 across three stories.

A white living room space with wood floors and white furniture.
The front living room, off a small foyer, with original arched doorways.

The listing’s description of “special” would seem to apply to various aspects of the property, from the tastefully updated rooms of the original structure, to the convenient (if not totally necessary) dual kitchens, and the airy sunroom, with its heated floors to counter a winter’s chill outside so many windows.

Even the heated pool—and adjacent pool house—looks stylistically on point.

Listings indicate the home has been offered as a $4,700 monthly rental, but Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Road listed it this week for $1.1 million.

A white dining room with a big chandelier and an open office.
A side entry of the home leads to this main-level office space, and then on to formal dining.
A white kitchen with tile and marble counters.
A secondary catering kitchen in the main part of the home.
A giant sunroom with a big skylight overhead.
The Peacock Pavers flooring in the huge sunroom, connecting old spaces with new, is heated.
A large kitchen with a family room at left.
Pecky cypress ceilings from south Georgia top the chef’s kitchen and back family room. The kitchen also features a Sub-Zero fridge, wine cooler, Meile dishwasher, Fisher & Paykel drawers, a Wolf range with double gas ovens, and Carrera marble counters.
A big master bedroom with a barrel ceiling and sitting room at left.
A barrel ceiling and sitting room in the master.
A white master bathroom with two vanities.
Traditional styling didn’t skip the regal master bathroom.
A heated pool in a backyard with many bushes and trees.
French doors in the family room lead to a covered porch, formal gardens, and the heated pool, with a side yard and pool house nearby.