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In Buckhead, gated midcentury compound called ‘paradise’ beckons $1.4M

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Redux from 1963 takes open floorplan to the max

A midcentury compound property for sale in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood.
No shortage of driveway parking here.
Harry Norman Realtors

This unique Buckhead property could appeal to Atlantans with affection for midcentury-modern exterior massing and the notion of arriving home from work like a boss—which is to say, through gates and around a U-shaped driveway.

Built in 1963 and recently modernized, the four-bedroom residence listed this week just shy of $1.4 million.

It’s billed in the listing as a “private gated paradise” that blends “class [and] style throughout a light-filled open floorplan,” though little of its midcentury roots remains, stylistically speaking.

The gated, terraced front yard appears to be the marquee outdoor greenspace, as no photos of whatever’s in the back are provided. (At least not beyond a skinny deck and glass-fronted, two-car garage). Mature Italian cypress trees stand sentry across the facade—a fitting, pleasant touch.

Massive doors of metal and glass reveal a fanciful, vaulted, rather inspiring foyer, and the vaguely antique vibe found there carries throughout, as currently decorated. The inimitable pecky-cypress ceiling in the study (or office) lends a contrasting sense of coziness.

The heart of the home serves to connect two open living areas with the marble-heavy, dual-sink kitchen; combined with bedrooms, the result is a sort of ranch with a long wingspan.

The square footage isn’t specified, but the terrace level below entails a theater room, bedroom suite, and office—and presumably a respectable dose of sheer space.

Records show the house was delisted a couple of times while trying to sell in 2010—but per the listing, a complete redesign and rebuild happened two years later.

It’s all tucked off Northside Drive in Buckhead’s West Conway neighborhood, basically equidistant to Chastain Park and Interstate 75—a location that earns a WalkScore of flat 0 but scores high in tranquility.

This isn’t the only Buckhead residence from this general era to reach the market at this general price recently, but it could be the cleanest.