What constitutes a modern house, in some cases, is subjective. But square footages are not.

According to its sales team, the largest modern dwelling ever built in the City of Atlanta is now finished, having delivered nearly 13,000 square feet of restrained, spartan space and towering windows to a 1.2-acre site in the Mt. Paran neighborhood of northwest Buckhead.

Asking $7.5 million, 4390 Paran Place is located about a mile due west of Chastain Park, on a site where mature trees were retained for max privacy to enhance the “true sanctuary” and “curated lifestyle” the property aims for, per the Compass marketing team, which listed the home last week.  

Two 35-year-old bonsai trees welcome visitors. Courtesy of Compass

Courtesy of Compass

Other pertinent numbers: Eight bedrooms. Eight bathrooms. Five half-bathrooms. And one full-blown fitness center.

Compass listing agent Matthew Doyle, a veteran of selling pricey Atlanta moderns, calls the two-year project “at a different level.”

Higor Diniz of Armogan Construction closed on the property in June 2022 and partnered with Phase 5 Creative to design a sprawling modern specific to the site. The product type is aimed squarely at Atlanta’s sports and entertainment crowd—and people relocating from California, New York, and South Florida, among other places, according to Doyle.

“There might have been other modern homes that have been built that are larger that were never listed, but we don’t have access to that data anywhere,” Doyle noted via email.

Beyond the fitness center with its steam room and sauna, standout features of this mondo modern include a bowling alley, a sleek movie theater, temperature-controlled wine room, and a Midnight Black PebbleTec pool and adjacent waterfall. It was built of steel and concrete and includes an 18-zone HVAC system. Ceilings in the living room soar to 24 feet.

Courtesy of Compass

Courtesy of Compass

Diniz, a native of Brazil who now lives in Atlanta, said he was surprised to see the city’s lack of modern housing supply in the pipeline.

“When I found this lot, I was inspired by the unique topography and massive amounts of specimen hardwoods,” Diniz said in a statement provided to Urbanize Atlanta. “Being perched up on a hill in the treetops, while at the same time being in a large city, truly reminded me of home, and I really tried to draw the outside in with the floor-to-ceiling windows and walls of glass that completely open to the outside.

"Some have dubbed it the modern treehouse," Diniz continued, "and that to me encompasses what Paran Place is all about.”

Have a close look for yourself in the gallery above.  

Eighteen-foot ceilings in the primary suite. Courtesy of Compass

The home project's location between Chastain Park and Interstate 75. Google Maps


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