Back in 2013, at the height of Georgia-filmed Walking Dead hysteria, actor Norman Reedus told TV Guide: “I have become superfond of Georgia and the South to the point where I’m thinking about selling my [Manhattan] apartment and moving to the country.” 

Reedus, 55, who still plays crossbow-wielding zombie slayer Daryl Dixon on the AMC series’ most recent spinoff, eventually landed in Serenbe, the growing, biophilic community set among rolling woodlands and pastures about 35 miles southwest of Atlanta. 

And his residence of choice? This tastefully spartan, concrete-encased modern estate spanning more than 4,100 square feet near Serenbe’s northern edge.

An angular exterior of stone, concrete, and stucco is meant to pay homage to Frank Lloyd Wright at the contemporary compound. Courtesy of Compass Greater Atlanta; photography by HomeStar Media

But like a zombie apocalypse, time marches on, and Reedus has decided to sell the Serenbe property, listing it last week with Addie Bartlett of Compass Greater Atlanta for $3.85 million.

What’s that kind of cash buy in the south OTP sticks these days?

The Flynn Ridge property, set on .25 acres, is surrounded by virgin land for connections to nature and privacy but still walkable to restaurants and shops. It counts four bedrooms and four and ½ bathrooms—with an elevated walkway connecting to a detached home component in the backyard—and no shortage of limestone and granite.

Interiors were designed by New York City’s Shamir Shah Design, and the original architecture was influenced by the geometry and Usonian principles of Frank Lloyd Wright, with an emphasis on distinctive angles and connections to organic surroundings.

With its (very) wide-plank oak flooring and minimalist restraint, the house “carries a California vibe” and “warm feeling throughout,” according to Compass reps.

The house is marketed as being "one with nature," a nod to organic materials throughout and windows designed to let natural light pour in. Courtesy of Compass Greater Atlanta

Courtesy of Compass Greater Atlanta

Outside, and opposite the two-car garage, the courtyard counts a babbling stream, outdoor kitchen with a dining area, and a plunge pool that functions as a spa.

As sellers note, Serenbe has become a magnet for celebrities and other industry types—counting both privacy and proximity to major film studios and Atlanta’s airport—as Georgia’s tax-credit-fueled TV and film business booms.

Have a closer look at what Reedus is trying to offload here in the gallery above.

The Flynn Ridge property's location (in red) in relation to the rest of bucolic, master-planned Serenbe. Google Maps

Courtesy of Compass Greater Atlanta


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