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'Stunning' Atlanta midcentury modern has original moxie, indoor pool, $1.5M price

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1950s property near Midtown underwent renovation a decade ago that aimed to honor the era’s character.

A photo of a midcentury modern house in Sherwood Forrest Atlanta.
California cool in Sherwood Forest.
Keller Williams Atlanta Midtown

Unlike some borderline sacrilegious renovations, this midcentury-modern property in Sherwood Forest succeeds in striking a balance between contemporary convenience and original cool—with an attached, all-seasons pool to boot.

Built in 1951, it’s positioned on a large, manicured corner lot near Ansley Golf Club, the Buford Spring Connector, and Midtown, just north of Piedmont Park.

Per the listing, a “thoughtful restoration” finished in 2006 respected the midcentury character while updating finishes and guts, resulting in what’s described as a “stunning” mix.

Counting four bedrooms and just shy of 3,300 square feet, the home listed at $1,499,000 late this week. Another modern-leaning property (albeit much larger) recently fetched that amount nearby.

Inside, wood paneling complements clerestory windows that overlook the home’s pool, which is heated and just begging for year-round cocktail soirees (and cannon balls off that too-rare diving board). Big doors girding the pool open up the interior to a surrounding patio, but unfortunately the roof is not convertible.

Elsewhere, the reimagined kitchen juxtaposes what looks like original cabinetry with modern touches like a massive range hood.

The master bathroom could maybe benefit from retooling, but most other spaces could pass as post-aughts fresh. (Except when they intentionally don’t).

This listing stretches credibility in saying it’s “just a stroll to MARTA” from here, before more believably asserting that “one must see this home to truly experience what it offers.”