Situated on a wide bend in the Chattahoochee River, this sizable dwelling from 1980 could lend hope for other dated homes from an era not known for everlasting design appeal.

Purged of its eighties-ness, the Sandy Springs property listed Friday at $1.42 million and was under contract less than three days later, which could speak to the metro’s inferno-hot housing market and an appealing renovation in a choice location.

Speaking of, the white-painted residence is located north of central Sandy Springs, just west of Roswell Road, on a sloping lot studded with mature trees that captures impressive views of the ’hooch, especially in winter. Morgan Falls Overlook Park is just downriver.

Photography by Nathan Lathouse; courtesy of Compass

“The property sits on over 1.2 acres, and you feel like you’re living an hour or two outside of Atlanta when you walk into the home,” Mike Toltzis of SET Real Estate Group, a Compass affiliate who’s marketing the project, told Urbanize Atlanta on Friday. “There’s not a single [other] home on the market with direct access to the river that also has a pool.”

The Liam Homes renovation project counts six bedrooms and five bathrooms (plus two halves) in 6,000 square feet. The bottom level is a finished basement that lives like a separate dwelling with its bedroom and bath, wet bar, rec area, and walk-out covered patio leading to the pool.  

Chattahoochee views from the amoeba-shaped backyard pool Photography by Nathan Lathouse; courtesy of Compass

Photography by Nathan Lathouse; courtesy of Compass

The $800 annual HOA fees reflect the Huntcliff neighborhood’s amenities that include Cherokee Town and Country Club’s golf course, equestrian center, and tennis courts, if that’s your thing. [CLARIFICATION: We've been informed this fee does not include a country club membership. We regret the error.] 

Other perks: a sprawling elevated deck off the kitchen, where trendy gold hardware meets a JennAir appliance package, the main level’s general wide-openness, and a master suite with a fireplace and bathroom where the “spa-like” listing description isn’t a stretch.

The property’s Walk Score lands at flat 0, which is hard to achieve in a civilized place, but walkability—unless it’s to the water—isn’t really the point here. Tour the home and grounds in the gallery above.

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