Deep in the leafy regions of Buckhead, this 1962 ranch was intended to be the forever home of a midcentury-modern architect and licensed contractor, as the listing relays.
With new ownership, it’s been almost totally rebuilt this year. And while that does imply modernization, more than a few applaudable, MCM-style quirks remain.
Find the house tucked on two secluded acres between Interstate 75 and Northside Drive, in a community called West Conway, abutting a massive, mossy stone wall and so many trees.
The unique aspects begin early, with a front-door motif of angular stained glass, surely contributing to the marketing logic that this is a “hallmark midcentury modern.”
With five bedrooms and 4,374 square feet across a single level, it’s larger than the exterior might suggest, with to-the-bones updates that include all new systems and perks such as built-in speakers and smart-home wiring.
It might not shout “MCM,” but the wood flooring is gorgeous, especially against walls of blank-slate white.
That’s not to say the home isn’t without a few WTF moments.
These include a crescent-shaped sunken seating area (not quite a living room) against a formidable stone fireplace—a format echoed in the master bedroom, where the sunken tub-shower looks like mopping waiting to happen. Or maybe photos are deceiving.
It listed for an even $1.3 million in early October. Two weeks later, those expectations were incrementally tempered to $1,275,000.
The property last traded in December for $560,000.
Not unexpectedly, the WalkScore clocks in at flat 0, but public transportation, city parks, and hoofing distance to restaurants isn’t really the point here. Meandering on the property’s trails and around the pond qualifies as walking, too.
An additional perk, per the listing: “Not in floodplain,” which is always nice.
- 4170 Glen Devon NW [Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties]