One of the more daring and recognizable residential designs to sprout during Atlanta’s modern-home zeitgeist has returned to the market in time for summer’s hot selling season.

Haus Gables, as intown real estate observers may recall, made waves in 2018 for its innovative construction technique and unusual geometric design, as compiled by architect Jennifer Bonner, director of the MALL firm.

Lacking a front door, the Old Fourth Ward home was built using cross-laminated timber (CLT) technology, which entailed piecing together large slats of glued wood, like a gingerbread house. It was Bonner’s personal home for a time. And while it’s been nominated for architectural awards, even past real estate brokers trying to sell the place have conceded that it’s polarizing.

Haus Gables' facade on Sampson Street in O4W. Compass; home design, MALL architecture; photography, Tai Nguyen, Hi-Resmotion

Haus Gables' northern face. Compass; home design, MALL architecture; photography, Tai Nguyen, Hi-Resmotion

Three years later, Haus Gables has been featured in magazines, rented for north of $6,000 monthly, and used as an Airbnb, but it's never sold.

Sellers are now trying again, with an asking price of $1,150,000 and “modern masterpiece” status intact, according to the Compass listing.

That buys two bedrooms and two bathrooms across 2,200 square feet—with not one of those square feet being conventional. (The breakdown: roughly $523 per square foot.)

Terrazzo, ceramic tile, and wood walls are found throughout Haus Gables. Compass; home design, MALL architecture

Airy upstairs living room.Compass; home design, MALL architecture

As the listing notes, the eco-friendly and “ultra-modern … one-of-a-kind residence” is coated in cementitious stucco with no shortage of terrazzo, ceramic tile, and a system of European wooden walls throughout. Claustrophobia and darkness should be no problem with the vaulted ceilings and so many oversized windows.  

The primo location, around the corner from Krog Street Market and the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, carries a sterling 94 Walk Score, earning it “Walker’s Paradise” status.

Haus Gables joins more than a dozen standalone houses and duplex units in Old Fourth Ward right now asking more than $1 million. Take a tour in the gallery—no agent required.  

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169 Sampson Street NE (Compass)