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At $1.1M, art-filled contemporary continues LaVista Park’s modernistic leanings

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“Modern design is definitely commanding a premium right now,” notes the agent

A white modern house with brown windows and a straight roofline.
A softer modern approach with nearly 5,000 square feet at 1453 Brook Valley Lane NE.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia; photography by Jordan Nelson

Matthew Doyle, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia’s director of luxury sales and marketing, says his company helped sell more than $10 million in luxury modern homes last year in LaVista Park alone, qualifying its “hotbed” status for the residential style.

More recently he’s brought to market this 2017 modern with Prairie influences that’s owned by art collectors and called “truly a showstopper” in marketing materials.

Spanning an immense 4,830 square feet, the $1,086,000 listing is tucked off Lenox Road, just east of Interstate 85. On a street chockfull of ranches, it replaced a more midcentury modern dwelling about three years ago.

It joins more than a half-dozen LaVista Park moderns priced between $1 and almost $2 million at the moment.

“Modern design is definitely commanding a premium right now,” notes the agent.

A dining room with blue walls.
Upon entry is a sputnik light and separated dining room.

The Brook Valley Lane property brings five bedrooms (including a master with an attached sun deck), four and a half bathrooms, and the most cozy lanai to blip the radar in a while.

The 10-foot ceilings, the kitchen’s double ovens, and a finished basement with a media and game room qualify as perks. The street dead-ends nearby, so it’s not one of those hectic cut-throughs the area is known for, as the listing points out.

Doyle nods to seven other “beautiful” examples of the genre for sale in LaVista Park right now, with two pending.

A modern with a pool that sold last year for $1.55 million on Brook Forest Drive marked the neighborhood’s second highest sale in history, Doyle notes.

Now that LaVista has been annexed by Brookhaven, which became official in December, “we’re expecting the neighborhood’s resurgence to really go to the next level,” says Doyle. “LaVista does not get the type of exposure as other neighborhoods typically do, and we feel at this point it’s definitely deserved.”

A den area with tall ceilings and a liquor cabinet.
A bar, or den, en route to the kitchen.
A white kitchen and living room combo.
The conjoined main living room and kitchen with views to the deck and deep backyard.
A white living room with a fireplace and gray furniture.
Beyond the fireplace is a second outdoor space on the main level.
A screened-in lanai with a dramatic wood and stone outdoor fireplace.
A screened-in lanai off the living room includes an outdoor fireplace.
A white landing with much art on the walls on all sides.
Bubble lights and more artwork in an upstairs landing.
A master bedroom with a couch and deck off the back.
The master bedroom includes a sitting area and private deck.
A large white master bathroom with a bubble fixture overhead and a white tub at center.
The master bathroom is said to be “spa-inspired,” with a built-out closet.
A sloping backyard with a huge fire pit area and a large gray house.
A view of outdoor spaces from the back, where the listing notes there’s room for a pool—and a fire pit area large enough to host half of LaVista Park.