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A Buckhead Abode Goes On Sale for $1,895,000

Wendy Bowman | June 20, 2019 | Home & Real Estate

A traditional yet distinct style comes together to present off-the-scale individuality at this classic Buckhead residence, now on the market for $1,895,000.

One of the most uniquely designed homes in the coveted Haynes Manor neighborhood of Buckhead, the frontice befits its original owner, Atlanta Federal Savings and Loan Association chairman W.O. DuVall.

From the moment you approach this magical residence, now on the market for the first time in nearly 30 years, expect to be instantly wowed by its attractive ivy-covered facade and lush landscaping courtesy of current owners—and proprietors of Atlanta’s popular Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts—Dan Belman and Randy Korando. These attributes made the meticulous masterpiece more than worthy of making an appearance on the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour and The Cathedral Antiques Show’s Tour of Homes, including a custom-built stone grotto; slate patios gracing each of the home’s three levels; a rock-encased fish pond; winding walking paths; and even a rooftop terrace replete with an outdoor shower, wet bar and jaw-dropping views of the ultraprivate backyard and mesmerizing gardens.

“The unique rooftop terrace is an absolute dream,” says Rebie Benedict of Harry Norman, Realtors, who is listing the property for $1,895,000. “As you stand there drinking your morning coffee and admiring the beautifully designed landscape, you will be reluctant to leave the home that feels like a fairy tale.”

A library nook

Found on a private wooded lot at 526 W. Wesley Road NW, the brick-and-limestone-clad abode was originally built for Atlanta Federal Savings and Loan Association chairman W.O. DuVall in 1940 and has since been updated with custom finishes throughout. Envision, for instance, an abundance of light-filled living space featuring five bedrooms; 4 ½ baths; six fireplaces; designer lighting; wood, marble and limestone flooring; and antique ironwork.

Among the highlights: a walk-out terrace level boasting a large family room; a Napa-inspired wine cellar and tasting room; a sumptuous master retreat with soaring ceilings, a sitting area and a luxe spalike bath with a one-of-a-kind soaking tub; a professional chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry; and a cozy library sporting a fireplace, built-ins and a beamed ceiling.

“The house itself is beautiful, and it has stunning views with floor-to-ceiling windows that light up every room,” says Benedict. “From the beautifully orchestrated gardens to the enchanting wine cellar, every part of this home is truly spectacular.”


Photography by: harry norman, realtors