Although it’s stood in a forested section of Buckhead for more than 60 years, the eccentric modern property that is 997 Nawench Drive has never hit the open market—until this week, according to its sellers.
The 1959 home is tucked away on a hill, just east of Interstate 75 in the tony Brandon neighborhood, a haven of sprawling traditional estates and more daring, contemporary-style oddities from decades past.
Notably, Atlanta modernist Joe Amisano (1917-2008) designed the angular, shingle-clad dwelling. The Prix de Rome prize-winning architect’s residential works are dotted around North Georgia, but he’s best known for designing Lenox Square, the Memorial Arts Building at the Woodruff Arts Center, the 31-story Peachtree Summit sky-rise, and the Peachtree Center MARTA station.
Situated on more than an acre, the black-painted property in question counts four bedrooms and three and ½ bathrooms in 3,753 square feet, with multiple outdoor hangs for soaking up Atlanta’s glorious springtime.
It listed this past weekend with Dorsey Alston Realtors for $2.5 million. (Not the priciest Brandon listing right now, but the second priciest.)
Inside, the renovated interiors are purposefully spartan, with tactful bursts of color (plus zebras) that wouldn’t be out of place in the pages of Dwell. All bathrooms and the kitchen are new, with darker elements contrasting the white-oak floors.
Beyond the price, one hang-up for modern enthusiasts seeking something different could be the lack of covered parking, though the long drive does include a parking pad.
Elsewhere outside, a putting green and turf yard were recently installed, joining a fire pit, walking trail, natural hardscapes, play zone, and a big tennis court shared with neighbors.
The setting is described as private and “one the most desirable streets in Buckhead.” Pop your allergy meds and swing up to the gallery for a closer look.
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