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$750K Buckhead listing is latest midcentury modern offered as teardown

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1964 ranch near Chastain suggested as prime teardown on dream lot

A midcentury modern home for sale in Atlanta right now.
Midcentury bulldozer bait?
Harry Norman Realtors

With lots among the largest in Atlanta and a prevalence of gorgeous terrain, homes around Buckhead and Ansley Park that’ve grown long in the tooth haven’t been strangers to backhoe brigades in recent years.

What’s new is the prevalence of perfectly livable midcentury dwellings (based on surface appearances, at least) that are being served on silver listings platters as teardowns in the making. With prices (read: lot values) asking $700,000 or well beyond.

The latest such home, poised a sledgehammer’s toss from Chastain Park on Jettridge Drive, came to market last week at $749,000.

Built in 1964, the property offers four bedrooms among 2,408 square feet—and, perhaps most importantly, a half acre of tree-studded land.

It’s “surrounded by multi-million dollar homes,“ which presents a “teardown or renovate” situation and “the building lot or value opportunity you have been waiting for,” reads the listing. Although, later, it’s suggested that the open concept could be easily modernized, so kudos for that.

With just three exterior photos provided, it’s tough to discern what sort of shape the home is really in.

But the 1964 ranch is hardly alone.

Albeit more subtly, the listing for this stylish 1965 dwelling (below) near the Governor’s Mansion recently suggested its scenic property would make for ... two great lots.

The home encompasses nearly 4,000 square feet, with recent updates.

Asking $799,000 in Buckhead.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International


In Sherwood Forrest, near Midtown, Atlanta architect Ted Levy, who also designed Plaza Towers on Peachtree Road, originally sketched this midcentury modern from 1965.

What’s surprising is that its $1.45 million asking price, per its listing agent, could “provide a special building site.”

RE/MAX Around Atlanta Realty


Last but not least, this relatively wee gem from 1963 was marketed—at $750,000, no less—as being prime bulldozer bait near Chastain Park in August.

Because the “lot is an A+.”

Keller Williams Realty Buckhead