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TV producer brings passion for design to his 1960s Decatur ranch, asking $600K

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Four-bedroom in Oak Grove underwent remodel with smart-home updates

The interior of a remodeled brick ranch from the 1960s in Decatur.
“An Old Fashioned, anyone?”
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While it might not qualify for a multipage feature in Atomic Ranch, this low-slung dwelling near Decatur’s Oak Grove neighborhood proved a worthy canvas for Atlanta TV producer and interior design enthusiast Michael Vann.

Vann, who readers might recognize from the Atlanta-based Weather Channel, was able to combine “my love for both artistic mediums” by recently completing a “major makeover” of the 1963 ranch and then bringing in a film crew to shoot b-roll and conduct interviews about it, he tells Curbed Atlanta.

Alongside a modernized kitchen, the remodel blends a barn door, grasscloth wallpaper, a multitude of lively wallhangings, and an iconic, freestanding fireplace in the basement that looks very Malm if it isn’t.

But after more than a month on market, the $598,500 house hasn’t sold. That’s despite a $20,000 price reduction that came earlier this month.

With four sides of brick, a fenced backyard, screened-in porch, and full basement with bedroom and bathroom, the property is tucked off LaVista Road, near Northlake.

The listing points to “excellent schools,” a “quiet, friendly street,” and smart-home additions that include a Nest Learning Thermostat and Ring Video Doorbell.

Less-cool changes include a new roof and furnace.

Pertinent numbers: four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,593 square feet.

At the current price, that’s $231 per foot, which represents a discount over many hotter intown nabes. But the price looks on point for similar homes in the area.