Anyone familiar with Atlanta knows that Piedmont Park and the surrounding areas are booming. With the addition of the Beltline, a walking/biking path that runs through the park, there’s been a significant uptick in new businesses, visitors, and real estate development.
My family lives near here, and over the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of impressive developments. And in response to this new explosion, we’ve seen a steady increase in home values and house make-overs.
One breathtaking example is this Virginia-Highland renovation, touted as a Bauhaus Modernist Statement. With gleaning steel beams, glass catwalks, and a rooftop “oasis,” this updated home offers unparalleled views of Piedmont Park’s eastern edge.
Inside, you’ll find six bedrooms and nearly 5,000 square feet of living space.
As part of the interior design concept, massive glass doors and walls can be reconfigured to change the function of rooms. Plus, there’s a glass-bottomed pool for swimming that’s located directly above the master suite. (Just remember to bring a swimsuit.)
Outside, the sustainable grounds were modeled after the principles of the Palace of Versailles.
Originally a 1920s bungalow in need of some TLC, the home was purchased in 2003 for $345,000 by a private buyer, who then spent the next five years expanding and reviving the house. The traditional-style street-facing portion has been refreshed, but few other aspects of the front side of the home appear to have been altered.
What emerged after half a decade was this audacious gem. For just under $2 million, this home could be yours. It’s a steep price, but with those views of the park and all of the splendor inside, someone is sure to snap it up. After all, Bauhaus Modernist-design or not, the location is timeless.
All images courtesy of Sotheby’s Realty