House envy: Striking Brookhaven contemporary is first of a series

A native Brookhavenite plans to build a row of modern homes in the heart of the neighborhood
Brookhaven Modern
Courtesy of Sage Real Estate Advisors

With its unconventional angles and assortment of exterior finishes, the towering four-story contemporary home at 2496 Oostanaula Drive in Brookhaven stands out among its neighbors—but it won’t for long. It is about to be joined by two more modern abodes by architect and native Brookhavenite Stephen Flanagan of Studio One Architecture.

While all three homes will feature the same general aesthetic, each is a one-of-a-kind design. Listing agent Jeff Mueller of Sage Real Estate Advisors explains, “These are not stock plans that Flanagan tweaked. A lot of the houses in the neighborhood are stock plans where one variation is not too much different than the others. Builders share architectural plans, but [here] the architect started from scratch.”

Each of the homes will feature reclaimed century-old wood from the home that previously stood on the property. In the first construction, listed at $995,000, the remnants of the former house were used to create the large sliding barn doors leading into the office, which add some history to the room without sacrificing the modern feel of the space.

European-style Possini lighting, acid-stained concrete floors on the lower level, and an abundance of right angles give this 3,523-square-foot listing a thoroughly up-to-date look. The master suite encompasses the entire top floor with oversized windows, a soaring beamed ceiling, and a private balcony. Some architectural elements do double duty, such as stone stacks that have been transformed into planters so that residents can grow flowers or even herbs for their kitchen. Shelves that slide into the walls, custom cabinetry, and an elevator that serves all four levels add to the convenience.

The new construction also includes a number of green, eco-friendly features, including high-end custom, energy-saving windows; a tank-less water heater; and a Green Tree Metals roof designed to reflect sunlight to reduce energy costs. The homes are within a quick walk to the MARTA station and amenities like pubs, yoga studios, salons, and top restaurants such as Haven Restaurant and Bar, Valenza, Verde Taqueria, Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub, and J. Christopher’s.

For more information, contact Jeff Mueller at 770-365-5933.