Kirkwood Modern Up for Grabs
Bring your best offer to the table for this show stopping, unique and sleek, owner built and designed modern.
Here at FrontDoor we don’t discriminate when it comes to design and architecture. While some of us dream of owning a grand antebellum with large white columns, others are mad for sleek minimalist moderns. Of course, each has its special place in design history and you can argue the merits of both until the real estate caravan comes home. One thing we always agree on is craftsmanship, and that is why the home at 31 Mayson Avenue in Kirkwood, a Decatur-adjacent neighborhood, caught our eye, which was featured on the 2012 Modern Atlanta Homes Tour.
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The towering wedge-shaped modern was designed and built by Atlanta architect Matt Walsh for his family. As Walsh has an extensive background and years of experience in construction, he rolled up his sleeves and did about 60% of the construction himself. Consequently, not only is the home rock solid, but you’ll also find unique touches around every corner, like the built-in desk in the upstairs office. The living area of the home utilizes a wide and open loft concept with 20-foot high ceilings and custom designed double hung and casement windows.
For the placement of the home, the couple bought two lots with a 1910 teardown on one. The adjacent lot was initially part of the landscape design but one partner was a holdover. So, an empty lot sits adjacent to the home though it can never be built on affording more privacy for a new owner. Listing agent Brenda Shaw said that Mr. Walsh not only liked the surrounding community but also the fact that his neighbor across the street has been in his home for over 40 years. Mrs. Walsh once had the entire street over for Christmas cookies – something she said she’d miss.
Listed at $639,000, the three-bedroom, two-bath house also features a separate family room and office, a powder room and a master suite that occupies an entire floor. There are two green roofs that Mrs. Walsh designed and maintained including a rooftop deck. The basement is plumbed and studded for a legal basement apartment. Add all that up and you’ve got five floors of living space.
Mrs. Walsh was relocated to Seattle for work and the home is ready for a new owner. Shaw said that the couple is amenable to a lease/purchase agreement and that buyers should bring all offers and they can do so this Sunday, Sept. 27 from 2 p.m. till 4:30 p.m. at an open house. See the details and full listing at Harry Norman.