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1955 Ranch Chops Price By $24,000, Stays Funky

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This atomic ranch has a selling problem, and it's not gonna take it anymore! Or maybe it will. Built in 1955, it's a show-stopping example of mid-century architecture with modern sensibilities, beginning with the bright-orange but stylish front door. Inside, things keep getting better, with the open floor plan, exposed beams and a revamped kitchen with what appears to be white-marble countertops — all punctuated with the right kind of funky art (see bathrooms). There's a killer back deck and zero-maintenance (but rugged) backyard, too. Listed at $375,000, the home occupies a mid-century hotbed, just north of where Cheshire Bridge Road meets Interstate 85, which is closer to town than the rich mid-century vein in Chamblee and other cities. Its Achilles heel could be its size: two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a not-too-shabby 1,946 square feet. That could account for the $24,000 price cut last week, after about a month on the market. It's been listed as high as $425,000, though, back in sluggish 2008 no less.
· 1482 Brook Valley Lane NE [HotPads]
· Many more Mid-Century Modern homes around Atlanta [Curbed]