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In Roswell, hill-hugging midcentury modern fetches $516K

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Famed singer-songwriter from Atlanta once called these digs home

A renovated midcentury modern home in Roswell, GA.
Plenty of shade and patio room here.
Photos: Century 21 Connect Realty

Unlike Northcrest and Stone Mountain, Roswell isn’t especially known as a hotbed of hip midcentury-modern architecture in metro Atlanta, but this creek-facing, hill-hugging restoration from 1962 certainly qualifies.

Counting three bedrooms and 2,648 square feet around the corner from downtown Roswell, this gem of a residence embraces its topography with a slanted layout and large windows that frame bucolic scenes outside, which include towering trees and Big Creek beyond.

The artful geometry extends from the carport to the clerestory windows. Modern conveniences such as custom closet cabinetry and a splashy new master bathroom abound, in a style that might not be period-accurate but isn’t quite sacrilegious either. A full renovation wrapped last year.

Additional perks include the chef’s kitchen (with wine cooler) and the fact that the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area & Waller Park is across the street.

Album cover contributed

What’s more, we’re told this was the personal residence of Atlanta-born singer-songwriter Joe South in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. He penned several classics and recorded with the likes of Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin before succumbing to a heart attack in 2012 in Flowery Branch.

The renovated property listed at $569,000 in August and underwent a $20,000 price-slice in October.

Last month, it ultimately sold for $516,000.


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