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In Buckhead, unique 1980 modern serves big space, 18-foot ceilings for $879K

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North Atlanta location is tucked-away but convenient, though cul-de-sac allergies could present an issue

A photo of a 1980 modern for sale in Buckhead right now.
Where a fireplace tower of earthy stone meets the living room’s 18-foot ceiling heights.
Dorsey Alston Realtors

Atlanta’s listings river has coughed up interesting contemporary catches lately that date back to the 1980s and 1990s, and this offering in the woodsy northern reaches of Buckhead is continuing the trend.

Situated in a tucked-away neighborhood called Mayfair, separated by the Phipps Plaza district by Ga. Highway 400, the four-bedroom dwelling from 1980 is wedged rebelliously among stately colonials in a cul-de-sac.

Its 3,300 square feet is impressive volume for less than a million bucks (asking price: $879,000) in this neck of the woods, though the style likely won’t snag buyers without an adventurous streak or serious appreciation for the era. (Think: skylights aplenty, an atypical floorplan, and vertical siding).

The highlight could be an immense stacked-stone tower that faces both the living room, which soars to 18 feet, and the updated kitchen. This allows for a double-sided, glass-fronted fireplace.

Other perks include a cozy finished basement, a double dose of dining patios, and an updated master suite with double vanities and bathroom shiplap. A very competent wet bar horseshoes off the kitchen as well.

Some tiling choices (see: kitchen and ancillary bathroom) could be a turnoff, and parking is carport-only. Although the wide driveway could probably service a small restaurant.

Buyers should also be cognizant of what’s called a “Master Association Fee” of $1,200, which surely pertains to the nearby swim-tennis arrangement.

Phipps Plaza

3500 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 261-7910 Visit Website