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For $600K, midcentury modern near Emory delivers ‘unmatched’ craftsmanship

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Renovated (and discounted) 1959 dwelling amplifies its modern side with reworked interior.

Front yard leads to gray and white house with carport.
Pretty as a gray-and-white picture.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in a cul-de-sac not far from Emory University and the CDC, this 1959 midcentury modern in North Druid Hills builds on the gray and white color palette first seen on the front exterior.

Throughout the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, more gray and white touches abound, including in the kitchen, the bathrooms, and even the laundry room.

There’s no lack of space in the 2,049-square-foot dwelling, either, especially considering that number doesn’t include the finished basement.

While the vaulted ceiling and exposed wood beams are supposed to make the great room feel larger, it’s the square picture windows flanking the fireplace that really open up the space.

One might guess the sputnik light fixture in the kitchen is an attempt to add interest, but given that style’s overuse in most renovated homes today, it appears rather mundane and even ill-suited for the room.

The back patio featuring a built-in border of bench seats makes a lovely outdoor living space, especially given the private backyard with its well-established trees and shrubs.

Inquiring minds would love to know what that outbuilding is, especially in light of the little deck to the side. A she-shed? Kids playhouse (plausible given the play set)? Surely it’s too fancy for a storage unit, right?

Whatever it is, there’s no question about the asking price of $599,900, which is a nice drop from the original listing price of $624,900 earlier this month.

Even so, it’s still quite an increase from the $295,000 the house sold for back in May.

Evidently, no expense was spared during those renovations.