It had suffered a hippie-renovation and was prime Midtown Atlanta teardown bait.
On the eclectic Charles Allen Drive the new house could make a statement yet fit right in. Go see for yourself, my pictures don't capture it, don't capture how good it is in context. It makes the street better.
I've driven by 100's of times over decades but I never got used to it. The old house became an unlovable landmark.
This is the house to the left, not in showroom condition but impressive. Tax records show this one was built in "1920," a contemporary of the teardown.
The hippie-modern renovation might have been very cool in it's day.
They tore it down and it sat and sat with this too-cute sign.
We forgot about the old house.
Then Brian Ahern (left) and Jeff Darby (right) got hold of it. See more about another house by Brian and Jeff.
They don't do craftsman. They do modern spec houses that sell before they are finished.
A breath of fresh air at 3,705 square feet. Would this fit on your street?
Mmmm.... gravel and squarish rock chunks.
Go see and enjoy Charles Allen while you are at it.
And find the Virginia Tech Modern while you are there.
I'll tell you my Charles Allen Drive love story another time.
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