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For $985K, Buckhead midcentury stunner flaunts architectural pedigree, zen

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Near Chastain Park, updated 1959 property brings outdoors in, via massive windows

A midcentury modern home for sale in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood.
A zen den.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Midcentury modern purists, brace yourselves: This Buckhead four-bedroom from 1959 is basically a modern house wrapped in a midcentury shell, but it’s a glass-filled looker nonetheless.

Marketed as a “stunning” midcentury specimen set on a full acre—all buried amongst mature forests off Northside Drive, due west of Chastain Park—this is the work of architect Jerry Cooper, cofounder of noted Atlanta firm Cooper Cary.

An extensive renovation within the past year has spiffied up the place with new hardwoods, windows, modern bathrooms, and what’s called a “designer kitchen” of stainless and quartz and bountiful white cabinetry.

Throughout the home, massive windows are so ubiquitous the verdant outdoor backdrop and zen gardens basically act as wallpaper. The listing promises peace, tranquility, and the general feeling of a get-away property here.

The vaulted ceilings and living-room fireplace are particularly slick. And the carport is borderline sexy.

For nearly $1 million, the pool-less backyard environment looks perfectly functional but a bit underwhelming. (End griping).

The home listed this week at $985,000, counting a tongue-and-groove plank shy of 3,100 square feet.

In conjunction with this $799,000 midcentury property in Druid Hills that recently came to market (also with intriguing architectural pedigree), it’s been a good couple of weeks for upscale, midcentury eye-candy in the ATL.