1257 University Drive NE

Atlanta GA, 30306


$600.96 per sqft


5 Beds

6 Baths

4,576 sqft


Built in 2017

Welcome home to Morningside's sophisticated urban retreat. This exquisite custom-built residence is nestled in the heart of Morningside on a generous .45-acre lot. 1257 University boasts a serene and picturesque creek setting steeped in privacy with neighbors located on only one side. This unique property harmoniously combines the convenience of urban living with the tranquility of nature, offering an unparalleled lifestyle experience. This 5 bed 5.5 bath brick home was utilized as a secondary property and presents like new construction. Intentionally designed to maximize a sophisticated upscale aesthetic while offering functionality for daily life; every detail from the floor plan to appliances to the designer finishes has been meticulously planned and maintained. A rocking chair front porch includes 2 sets of French doors creating a seamless flow of entertaining options. The soaring ceilings of the entry foyer invite you to explore a dedicated dining room and office/guest bedroom with ensuite. Gleaming hardwoods flow to the living room that includes built-in bookshelves, a gas fireplace, creek side views, access to the screened porch, and an open-concept layout to the kitchen for ease of entertaining, parenting, cooking, & just living. The Chef's kitchen is a culinary delight, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances including Wolf Induction and double ovens, SubZero, custom soft-close cabinetry, and a large island for making memories, doing homework, and hosting dinner parties. The butler's pantry provides plenty of bar storage, prep space, a wine chiller, plus walk-in pantry. Restoration Hardware lighting throughout the home. 3 beds and 3 baths are located up the main staircase. The primary suite is a true sanctuary overlooking your almost double lot, complete with a spa style ensuite with double vanities, soaking tub, seamless glass shower, floor to ceiling tile, WC, plenty of linen storage, and 2 walk-in closets. The Au Pair suite is situated up the back staircase complete with ensuite. The privacy and spaciousness of this location also makes for a fantastic home gym, bonus family room, or teen hang - easily customize it to your needs. The daylight unfinished terrace level provides a wealth of storage and is stubbed for a full bath. Finish it out to add a home theatre, in-law suite, and wine cellar. The attached two-car garage boasts epoxy flooring, a complete storage system, and direct access to the backyard. The exterior breadth of this lot truly makes it a unique oasis in the heart of the city. Spend evenings by the fire on the screened porch while the pets or kids play in the private backyard. BBQ on the Trex deck, host Friday night fire-pits by the creek, take up gardening, or even consider adding a pool. The gently meandering creek runs around the back of the property adding to the enchanting ambiance and securing privacy on 2 out of 3 sides of this lot. Looking for entertainment outside the home? Just a few blocks away is Alon's Bakery, Nowak's, Whiskey Bird, The Family Dog, and all the restaurants and shops of Morningside. Getting to work is a breeze as well with easy access to Buckhead, Midtown, Emory, and the CDC; this home is truly a retreat in the heart of it all. To summarize, this custom-built residence in the heart of Morningside situated in a tranquil creek setting, is a rare gem that seamlessly combines the best of urban living with the serenity of a natural oasis. It offers luxury, privacy, and convenience, making it a truly unique and desirable property for those seeking the perfect blend of modern city living and natural beauty. Welcome home to 1257 University.



October 31, 2023


November 25, 2023



1257 University Drive NE
Atlanta GA, 30306

Interior Features


5 Beds


6 Baths

Interior Features

Bookcases, Crown Molding, Double Vanity, Entrance Foyer, High Ceilings 10 ft Main, High Speed Internet, His and Hers Closets, Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures, Smart Home, Walk-In Closet(s), Wet Bar


Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Dryer, Electric Cooktop, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer

Laundry Description

Laundry Room, Sink, Upper Level

Floor Description

Ceramic Tile, Hardwood



Fireplace Description

Family Room, Gas Log, Outside



Cooling Description

Ceiling Fan(s), Central Air



Heating Description

Central, Forced Air

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

0.45 acres

Exterior Features

Garden, Lighting, Private Yard, Rain Gutters, Covered, Deck, Front Porch, Rear Porch, Screened, Garage(s)

Lot Features

Back Yard, Creek On Lot, Front Yard, Landscaped, Private

Architectual Style

Contemporary/Modern, Farmhouse


Composition, Shingle


Public Sewer

School Information

High School


Elementary School


Other Property Details



Tax Frequency


Days on Market


Association Amenities

Dog Park, Near Beltline, Near Schools, Near Shopping, Near Trails/Greenway, Park, Playground, Public Transportation, Restaurant, Sidewalks, Street Lights



Garage Spaces



Driveway, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Garage Faces Rear, Kitchen Level, Level Driveway

Parking Total




View Description

Creek/Stream, Trees/Woods


Dekalb - GA

Water Source




Pool Features




Buyer Agency Compensation


Green Building Features

Green Features


Listing History







Under Contract




Under Contract


Courtesy of EXP Realty, LLC., Jamie Walzer,
Listing Contact:  

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