Billed as ‘European masterpiece,’ refreshed 1930s Buckhead residence seeks $3.3M

March 15, 2019 Josh Green

A Cherokee Road facade that’s traditional but unique for Atlanta.

Carriage house, decor surprises highlight home designed by noted architect Flip Burge

Moneybags Atlanta homebuyers in the market for a property with architectural pedigree that melds traditional class with a few dollops of daring design could be intrigued here on Cherokee Road.

Tucked off Peachtree Road near Jesus Junction, this five-bedroom, tile-roofed Peachtree Heights Park residence is marketed as an “elegant European masterpiece”—a description that just might be spot-on.

Counting north of 6,400 square feet, the home was designed in 1930 by Georgia Tech alum Flip Burge, cofounder of Burge and Stevens (now Stevens and Wilkinson), which is credited as being one of the era’s most progressive architecture firms in Atlanta.

More recently, architect Norman Askins carried out renovations—new systems, bathroom, and kitchen—described in the listing as extensive.

Visitors are greeted by a sizable motorcourt flanked by manicured grounds in the front, which could help atone for a backyard few Atlantans would describe as spectacular at this price point.

The surprisingly jazzy foyer.

The theme of arches that begins with street-facing windows and the porte-cochère is carried inside with numerous entryways.

Some impressive numbers: six bathrooms total (two bathrooms stemming off the master suite alone), two laundry rooms, and four slots for vehicles across two garages (including below the carriage house, an obvious highlight).

Records indicate the property last sold in December 2016 for $2.4 million, which logic says was prior to at least some renovations.

It listed at $3,275,000 this week through Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

That’s no small ask at $508 per square foot. But even for Buckhead, this is no ordinary property, either.

A more traditional sitting room.
Formal dining with arched entryway.
Cozier living room with built-ins.
The renovated dual-sink kitchen.
A sunroom with wet bar.
One of two bathrooms off the master bedroom.
Master suite.
A whimsical touch in the laundry room.
Ancillary bedroom.
Style that echoes the kitchen.
Elevated stone porch.
Part of the two-bedroom carriage house above a garage.
The other garage at the property’s rear.

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