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For $650K in Buckhead, modern fixer-upper called opportunity of lifetime

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A touch of Bauhaus in wooded setting seeks TLC

An older modern home in Buckhead’s Springlake Park subdivision.
The clean-lined facade.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Being that modern home design is a relatively new phenomenon in Atlanta (beginning, slowly, with the work of visionaries such as Henri Jova), it’s rare that a true modern fixer-upper emerges, begging for loving repairs.

This four-bedroom in Buckhead’s Springlake subdivision is one such case. From the street, the recent $649,900 list price seems borderline felonious for almost 2,700 square feet in this private setting. Upon closer examination, the price makes more sense.

The agent describes the sorely needed renovation of this “true modern classic [that] embodies the ideals of Bauhaus design” as the opportunity of a lifetime—and a project that, once finished, “could certainly grace the pages of Architectural Digest.” Probably true, but the TLC (and cash) required between here and there could be daunting.

Like the home’s massive windows, the high-ceilinged proportions seem valuable enough—with the tight, dated kitchen being a possible exception, as is—though some work involving cinderblock and bricks looks alarmingly haphazard. Outside, the landscaping alone would be a massive job.

Property records indicate it was built in 1949, which defies logic on several levels.

One highlight, in terms of configuration, is the master suite, which claims the entire third level with two private decks and an office.

The location between Howell Mill Road and Northside Drive, due west of Atlanta Memorial Park and its northern Beltline leg, allows for entry into the coveted Brandon Elementary School cluster but suffers from a “car-dependent” 48 WalkScore.

Overall, it’s an intriguing property to consider. And a substantial project to undertake.

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