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How 10 Atlanta midcentury moderns recently fared on the market

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These half-century-old relics generally don't last long around Atlanta — and a little bravado seems to go far

For the most part, midcentury modern homes in Atlanta are a hot, hot item. They often sell for asking price, and in some cases, even more — with some notable exceptions, as illustrated below.

Here’s a look at 10 midcentury moderns featured on these pages over the past several months, including listing price, selling price, and how long each survived on the market before buyers went ape$#!t and pounced.

Let’s start with this Brookhaven pad with lake frontage (above photo and main story photo), a purple kitchen, cathedral ceilings, lakefront views, and one incredible centerpiece chandelier.

  • Listed at $999,999 — sold for asking price
  • On the market for one day (source: Virgent Realty)


Simple, clean, and cool 1965 relic (photo above) in the midcentury-modern hotbed of Northcrest with four bedrooms (master on main), two and 12 bathrooms, and 2,080 square feet.

  • Listed at $359,900 — sale pending
  • On the market for six days


"California dream home" in Doraville with tongue-and-groove ceilings in historic Northwoods neighborhood.

  • Listed at $250,000 — sale pending
  • On the market for three days


"Delicious" midcentury modern built in Decatur in 1956 with creative updates in bathrooms and European kitchen cabinetry.

  • Listed at $425,000 — sale pending
  • On the market for two days


Tucker residence that echoes Frank Lloyd Wright, featuring lakeside views, stone columns, dramatic eaves, and complex woodwork of old-growth cypress. Tipsters have said this home was almost totally rebuilt after a fire in recent years.

  • Listed at $999,000 — unsold
  • On the market for about one month so far


Gorgeous Buckhead MCM with vaulted glass ceilings, 4,000 square feet, bar, built-in bookshelves, and manicured yard with abundant outdoor lighting.

  • Listed at $1.07 million — sold for asking price
  • On the market for about one month


Pine Hills 1955 MCM contemporary renovation on a half acre of land with an all-glass back wall, covered patio, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,200 square feet.

  • Listed at $650,000 — sold for $659,500
  • On the market for less than two months


Midcentury 1954 dazzlingly renovated sprawler in Buckhead off West Paces Ferry with nearly 4,000 square feet, heated pool, built-in bench seating, fire pit, and ample patio space.

  • Listed at $1.2 million — sold for $1.15 million
  • On the market for about one month


Midcentury modern from 1951 near Emory with a unique courtyard entryway, vaulted-ceiling hipness, and windows that don't quit.

  • Listed at $350,000 — sold for $367,500
  • On the market for less than a month


A river runs through — well, beneath — this 1964 Brookhaven home. It’s a cool concept, but multiple price slashes over the past several months and an as-yet inability to sell show the listing price might have been a bit too much.

  • Listed at $1.05 million — unsold (now listed at $899,000)
  • On the market for more than five months