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An Hour From Atlanta, 'Skyhaven' Offers Mad Men Lifestyle

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Designed by noted Atlanta architect Joe Amisano, the midcentury modern home is looking for a buyer


Want to live like Don Draper from Mad Men, but away from the rigors of city life? For Atlantans, there is at least one option.

A home in Rome, about 70 miles from downtown Atlanta, offers the quintessential midcentury lifestyle. Even the name of the pad, Skyhaven, evokes images of a Bond-esque existence.

Sitting on five plots of land atop a small mountain, the home is definitely a statement piece. Designed in 1955 by noted Atlanta modernist Joe Amisano — who also designed the Memorial Arts Building at the Woodruff Arts Center, Peachtree Summit, and the Peachtree Center MARTA Station — Skyhaven has had only two owners since its construction.

The travertine-clad entry hall and living room echo the Barcelona Pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Up a tightly wound spiral staircase, overlooking the funky fireplace, is a barroom with walk-out access to the expansive roof.

With three bedrooms — each with their own en suite — and three additional bathrooms to boot, the 4,500-square-foot property is big on space and style. Since first listing last year, the price has been slashed to under $400,000, according to the listing agent. While the house needs a lot of work, for any lover of midcentury modern design, there's a lot to be excited about here.