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Buckhead midcentury modern offered at ‘foreclosure pricing’

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Imagination required

A midcentury modern home from 1967 in Buckhead, Atlanta.
A promising roofline.
Solid Source Realty

The listing for this diamond-in-the-rough midcentury modern in Buckhead accentuates more positives than Johnny Mercer, but the enthusiasm could be justified.

Labelling a likely gut-job a “modern beauty” is almost as ridiculous as calling nearby highway traffic “white noise,” which the listing literally does — unless there’s some babbling brook not pictured here.

But in this part of town, the strangely specific list price of $499,993 qualifies as “foreclosure pricing” for a unique offering that’s not actually tangled up in foreclosure. It’ll take a serious outlay of cash and imagination to bring this 1967 relic to life in the way 2017 Buckhead buyers will demand, though.

As is, it’s a study in questionable updates and shriek-worthy wallpaper, for the most part.

Spanning 2,381 square feet (for now), the home is nestled beside Ga. Highway 400 (note the sound barrier off the back deck), near Wieuca Road and Chastain Park.

Beyond the quintessentially MCM exterior and tucked-away setting, highlights begin (and possibly end) with the living room’s soaring window wall and immense stacked-stone fireplace.

Along with bright-red walls, the kitchen does include Sub-Zero stuff, and we’re told updates this century have included pricey items such as the windows, Hardieplank, electrical systems, HVAC, and more.

Let’s hope a motivated renovator beats hungry backhoes to the punch here.