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Refreshed midcentury modern in Buckhead flaunts saltwater pool, sheer space at $850K

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Updated five-bedroom property from 1966 emphasizes outdoor living, top-flight schools.

An Atlanta midcentury modern home for sale in Buckhead.
Where Atlanta palm trees seem appropriate.
Beacham & Company

Listing photos taken in a season that’s obviously not the current one are usually red flags—or signs of opportunity—in that the properties they showcase have struggled to sell.

This updated midcentury modern in western Buckhead’s Ridgewood Heights defies the norm, in that its summery listing photos aren’t much cause for alarm or excitement. With its lush backyard, multilayered decks, and saltwater pool, the property was likely photographed in the season it simply shines the brightest.

Tucked off Moores Mill Road, west of Interstate 75, this five-bedroom from 1966 hasn’t sold for nearly 15 years, when it traded for $385,000, per property records. Clearly, a renovation that wasn’t totally sacrilegious toward its MCM origins has transpired since.

Let’s begin around back, where the heated pool is flanked by multiple social hangouts, an old-school slide, mature palms, and plenty of room to frolic—or simply enjoy protected, woodsy privacy.

Inside, these nearly 3,900 square feet are chockfull of fun-loving, period-appropriate decor, with the home’s kid-friendliness on full display. The bold stylings continue in one bathroom in particular, with its galaxy of bright, tiny tiles.

Elsewhere, the sloped living room ceiling and clerestory windows succeed in opening up the place. Maybe not everyone will cheer the abundant tile flooring, but perhaps it’s original? The property lacks a garage but offers protection from the elements with a two-vehicle carport.

The listing stresses the excellence of public Morris Brandon Elementary School, and that the neighborhood boasts “tons of kids” for social tykes. Which is good, because walking to friends’ homes, with a WalkScore of 9, could be the only entertainment option quickly accessible by foot.

Overall, this is a cool blend of midcentury detail (stonework) and contemporary convenience (kitchen) with more than enough space for swinging shindigs in any season.

It listed today for $849,000.