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In Sandy Springs, this wow-worthy, riverfront midcentury modern wants $1.2M

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Listed for the first time, this 1969 property employs stacked stone as art

At the end of a winding private road, perched 200 feet above the Chattahoochee’s banks in Sandy Springs, this artfully designed midcentury modern was built in 1969 by architect James M. Keelin as his personal residence—and it hasn’t changed hands since.

Keelin, a Georgia Tech grad and World War II veteran, died last year. His work here is offered at $1.2 million.

This well-sited, three-level ranch is an example of time-capsule preservation (read: much here is dated) that embraces its pristine surroundings. These 4.5 acres include 500 feet of river frontage (with primeval fire pit) and a crows nest atop the house that might not do wonders for exterior aesthetics but does provide remarkable panoramic views.

Inside is a wonderland of cathedral ceilings, groovy wood panels, expansive windows, and stacked stone. It counts a whopping 4,000 square feet and six bedrooms, with expansive decks on each level. There’s a three-vehicle carport, massive garage that fits eight more cars, and master bathroom that keeps going and going and ...

A pessimist might see expensive, needed updates that begin with the ubiquitous white carpeting. While optimists like listing agent Patti Junger see “endless possibilities for renovations” at a property that “even now ... is truly impressive to see.”

Watch: A Mid-Century Modern Dream