Pardon the subjective drool, but this mid-century modern is just plain killer. Tucked into serene woods near La Vista and Briarcliff roads, this swingin' ranch leans on top-shelf, modern ingenuity without compromising the cool lines and openness that make this style so special. Priced at $650,000, it was featured in Atomic Ranch, inspired (of course) by Frank Lloyd Wright and sits on a one-acre nature preserve not too far from Midtown. The cabinetry looks remarkable, as does the winding staircase and general seamlessness of the renovation. Around these nearly 2,500 square feet you'll find three bedrooms, three bathrooms, custom glass windows, typical tongue-and-groove ceilings and a miles-long screened porch. Outside, the waterfall bubbles and Zen garden beckons. It's an inspiring property. Drool away.
· 1357 Brook Forest Drive NE [Realtor.com]