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Midcentury Buckhead modern harkens California, requests $1.1M

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With a sunken living room and generous courtyards, updated 1968 dwelling is poised to party

A photo of a unique midcentury modern house in Buckhead.
The low-slung profile, from the backyard.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

In the verdant heart of Buckhead, at the bend of a horseshoe driveway, this updated 1968 dwelling strikes a pose not often seen in Atlanta—the “midcentury California modern,” as the listing coins it.

Find it buried among magnolia and pine in a cul-de-sac off Northside Drive, a few winding streets away from Chastain Park, right where an architect designed it to go 50 years ago.

The wood-shingled crown comes off as almost a mansard roof, overhanging bay windows and unfussy, timeless brick. Out here, it doesn’t lack for courtyard space. Although the backyard screams for even a lap pool.

Moving inside the five-bedroom, five and a half bathroom residence, the midcentury era comes alive with walls of glass, a sunken living room, sophisticated ceilings, and hardwoods juxtaposed with sandstone-colored masonry.

The property counts north of 4,100 square feet and no shortage of paneling (fabric and wood) that lends a nice variety—or could be enough to drive minimalists batty.

Additional plusses: the screened-in porch (for those “hot Georgia nights,” per the listing), a separate in-law suite with private entrance, and the location’s entree into the coveted Jackson Elementary School district.

“To say this home has character would be an understatement,” the listing correctly opines.

It listed last week at $1,075,000.