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Metro Atlanta's UFO Bunker All Set for Loving Restoration

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One of metro Atlanta's wildest midcentury residences will not be a teardown after all. This UFO-looking, half-buried concrete abode from 1962, located around the corner from Kennesaw State University, has been saved by — of all things — a drone. Back in February, the three-bedroom home listed for $249,900 and was looking like surefire bulldozer bait, given its location next to the No. 10 green at Pinetree Country Club, which was a shame because the original family was selling it. Sure, it has the wackiest roofline this side of the Georgia Aquarium — and was once irreverently described on this site as a "flapjack in mid-flight" — but it's also an irreplaceable, eccentric treasure. Good news came this week from the agent, Cindy Young of CY Realty Partners and Keller Williams Realty, who was brought in after the initial listing to drum up more interest. "After meeting the homeowners and hearing their incredible story about how the home was built by their father, Robert Myatt, I knew (it) contains too much history to be torn down," Young told Curbed. So she hired a professional photographer who flew a drone over the property and nearby attractions, emphasizing proximity to the golf course. And … presto! "The home immediately received many inquiries and was sold in about one week," said Young. "It's not being torn down but will be renovated and lived in."

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