Lately, there's been a lot of grumbling on these pages about what constitutes a true Midcentury Modern home and what does not. It's time, Atlanta, to put your vote where your mouth is. We've rounded up three 1960s domiciles for sale right now — each with unique highlights and drawbacks — that could fall under the "Midcentury" umbrella. They range from relatively affordable to decidedly not, from quirky to sleek, from 2014 sensibilities to straight-up time capsules. But they're all pretty hip, like a Friday night party with dirty martinis, loose car keys and jazz.
IT CAME FROM 1962 (BUCKHEAD)
Price: $1.05 million
Square footage: 3,500
Listing: 4317 E. Conway Drive NW, Buckhead
Highlights: Buried in a Buckhead forest, this home was built by an FAIA Hall of Fame architect (the sole owner since the early 1960s) for his own family. It hasn't sold for more than 100 days, so they could be motivated.
Lowlights: A solid but generally dated feel (are those parquet floors?) The Walk Score is 14. And $1 million could go a long way elsewhere in Atlanta. ...
IT CAME FROM 1965 (CHAMBLEE)
Square footage: 2,056
Listing: 3207 N. Embry Circle, Chamblee
Highlights: A very clean, modern interior, with an open floor plan that manages to keep Midcentury touches like knotty-pine paneling. The sub-$300,000 price is relatively affordable.
Lowlights: Occupies a true cul-de-sac at the outer edge of ITP. Might not have enough midcentury panache for purists. Could be called a traditional split-level with carport. ...
IT CAME FROM 1964 (BUCKHEAD)
Square footage: 2,233
Listing: 4240 Conway Valley Road NW
Highlights: This place is a time capsule. It oozes Mad Men charm in the midst of lush woods. The pool area is supreme, and the original bomb shelter (!) is included.
Lowlights: This place is a time capsule. Those who don't appreciate the Midcentury aesthetic need not apply. And it's not exactly cheap.
· More Midcentury Modern houses around Atlanta [Curbed]