What $2.4 Million Buys These Days In The New Urbanist Utopia Outside Atlanta

Billed as a Cape Dutch-style home with European influences to rival Alys Beach on Florida’s 30A, this Serenbe dwelling brings an approach to residential design you don’t see everyday around metro Atlanta.

Not only is it inspired by the Mediterranean, but it could actually to be in Greece, at least in areas like the courtyard, with its abundance of stacked stones and climbing vines.

Built in 2018 on Mado Lane, the six-bedroom, four-bathroom home spans 4,365 square feet, with a price tag of $2,399,000. Selling at that price would drop to $550 per square foot, which wouldn’t quite be Serenbe’s record.

According to a Compass representative, the same sales team snagged the highest price per square foot ($578) in Serenbe in 2020, as well as the most expensive overall home sale ($2.9 million) in 2015 .

Photography by Bailey Roubos/DroneHub; courtesy of Compass

Details that set this place apart include handmade Moroccan style tiles, a barn wood range hood, white oak flooring finished on site, a Carrera marble kitchen island and rolled limestone stacked for a fireplace with two floors. (A fresh coat of stain on the exterior wood wouldn’t hurt, though).

Billed as a new urbanist home-run with an agrarian bent, Serenbe transforms former woods and pastures 35 minutes southwest of Atlanta into a variety of neighborhoods and walkable neighborhoods.


Photography by Bailey Roubos/DroneHub; courtesy of Compass

After building its first residence in 2004, Serenbe has approximately 650 homes, ranging from industrial-style apartments to modern complexes, and hundreds of full-time residents in the hills of Chattahoochee in southern Fulton County. Those numbers are expected to increase with the next pocket neighborhood of Serenbe, a hillside community called Lupo Loop.

The Mado Lane house brings some of the eco-friendly features that Serenbe is known for, including solar panels, a full water filtration system, Navien tankless water heater, as well as Ecobee thermostats and other smart technologies.


Photography by Bailey Roubos/DroneHub; courtesy of Compass

HOA fees are $1,469 per year, according to the listing. The corner lot, which borders the woods (for now, at least), is a manageable 1/4th of an acre. Benefits include a sauna and a second full kitchen in the downstairs living area.

Compass holds the listing and viewing is by appointment only. See the highlights, no passport required, in the gallery above.

• Meet the last neighborhood of Serenbe, the hilltop Lupo Loop (Urbanize Atlanta)