The phrase “mountain modern” is tossed around too often in metro Atlanta real estate, but a fresh, unique listing in leafy Ansley Park could have legitimate claims to it.
Just completing the home, according to project leaders, was an architectural feat.
The 454 Beverly Road location is marketed as Ansley Park’s “quietest spot,” despite its proximity to Ansley Mall (practically next door), the BeltLine's growing Northeast Trail, and all things Midtown. The formerly overgrown, vacant lot does seem remote—the last one on a private drive branching off the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.
“I had to submit map revisions so navigation could find the property,” listing agent Chad Polazzo, of Re/Max Metro Atlanta Cityside, wrote to Urbanize Atlanta via email. “A very challenging project and one that we are proud of.”
Adding to the mountain feel (and hurdles), construction crews discovered the site was largely stone bedrock beneath the soil, which complicated residential requirements but “yielded the most solid foundation and plenty of boulders” for landscaping around the steep topography, according to the property listing.
Listed last week, the three-level dwelling is asking $3.24 million—for a breakdown of $722 per square foot. That buys five bedrooms and five and ½ bathrooms in 4,500 square feet.
Clad in cypress siding and fieldstone with distinctive German-smear mortaring, the home was designed as geometric layers with linked courtyards at the base and treetop and city views from the highest living spaces.
Marketed as “truly a work of art,” the home was designed by DNK Architecture and Development, whose previous work includes a node of modern townhomes in East Lake. CleverHouse constructed the home.
At the current price, it would join more than a dozen Ansley Park properties that have traded for north of $3 million the past couple of years, topping out with a 1920s English vernacular revival-style residence that fetched an even $4 million in April 2022.
Another interesting and mountain-esque aspect of the Beverly Road listing: builders opted to drill a well during construction to tap into a fresh water source in rock layering, deep below the area’s water table.
“This private water supply eliminates the hazards and inconsistencies (and the costs) of municipal water and is supported by simple, yet state-of-the-art technology,” notes the listing. “It was these very challenges that energized the design/build team to craft a home that takes full advantage of and constantly engages with the site.”
Find a closer look around this unique intown property in the gallery above.
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