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Reduced to $829K, Pine Hills midcentury ranch exudes character, lacks buyers

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Despite midcentury-modern flair and sensitive updates, 1961 property has lingered on the market since January

The interior of a midcentury modern house for sale in Atlanta’s Pine Hills right now.
One of several open, social spaces in what’s described as a “super special home.”
Engel & Volkers

Just when it seemed Atlanta (and, more broadly, American) homebuyers were clambering to snatch midcentury houses by any means necessary, a stylish, smartly updated old ranch where Buckhead meets Brookhaven presents something of a head-scratcher.

Marketed as a “super special home,” the 1961 relic is nonetheless unsold after almost 100 days and a series of price tweaks.

Find the sylvan property nestled off Buford Highway in desirable Pine Hills, with breezy access to Shady Valley Park, Lenox Square, and Waffle House.

Beyond the gorgeous, quintessentially Georgia landscaping and terrain, the four-bedroom dwelling itself appears to have been well-kept across the decades, with flagstone, ceiling beams, and windows in surprising places indicative of the era. With north of 4,100 square feet, it hardly comes skimpy with space.

It last traded in the summer of 2010—practically a generation ago, in terms of intown property appreciation—for $494,000.

Whether renovations that include Sub-Zero appliances, a marble-rich master bathroom, and too-cool outdoor water feature have occurred since then isn’t specified. (The roof and driveway are, in fact, new).

More recently, the home listed in early January for $925,000 and has since done the price-chop trickle down to $829,000.

Nobody would call the asking price chump change, but this isn’t the most expensive example of the genre up for grabs in the north Atlanta region, and its breakdown of $201 per square foot hardly smacks as unreasonable these days.

It’s situated in the Cross Keys High School district with a two-car garage and, unfortunately, an abundance of drop-ceiling tiles in a basement that, fortunately, is finished. The gym and gaping storage area can’t hurt.

Overall, the property checks boxes that most midcentury zealots are looking for, and with the advent of spring and price adjustments, maybe a “super special” deal is more realistic.