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In Stone Mountain’s shadow, massive 1980s modern wants to party again for $399K

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Just a few “minor touches” and this once-fab contemporary “will be groovy again!” listing proclaims

A photo of a 1980s modern house in Stone Mountain, outside of Atlanta.
Metro Atlanta’s largest glass-block column?
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

If glass blocks as building materials ever came back in style, this 1980s modern next door to Stone Mountain could be Atlanta’s epicenter of cool.

Back in 1986, an ad executive had this pad custom-designed to maximize uniqueness and privacy, spending a reported $600,000 (and that’s not adjusted for inflation).

The focal point was (and is) a towering glass column on the facade, thought to be the region’s largest at the time, and the subject of at least one newspaper article, according to listing agent Kirsten Conover of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

To this day, the uniqueness certainly remains.

With one soaring room after the next, the 4,500-square-foot project counts checkerboard kitchen flooring, fireplaces aplenty, and a sunken (or at least step-down) living room.

Behind the curved glass monolith, the floating stairs are stylish but ridiculously unfriendly to kids (or tipsy parents). They do foster the sense of openness, however, that carries throughout.

As part of a huge master bedroom loft, find mirrored cabinetry in the exhaustively tiled (and carpeted) bathroom—but also a nifty sauna and weight area. For all the space, the house offers just three bedrooms and three bathrooms as currently configured.

From the rear, things are looking somewhat drab around the big patio, with cold, time-tarnished walls that beg for power-washing, at least. But it’s one of three outdoor areas, so there are options.

The land itself stretches for 11 wooded acres, pretty much literally in the grand monadnock’s shadow. It’s also in what’s described as “exclusive Monteagle subdivision.”

The listing notes the architecture and floorplan remain “great,” and that with “minor touches ... [the house] will be groovy again!” It’s said to have recently appraised at $465,000, but it came to market a couple of days ago at $399,000.

Other Atlanta listings this year have proven that ’80s modern can be revived in attractive ways, so there’s hope yet.