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Refreshed, midcentury modern retreat could live up to ‘stunning’ billing at $950K

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1950s Buckhead property might not be original, but it artfully embraces the setting

A photo of a midcentury modern house for sale in Buckhead right now.
How the interiors welcome in surrounding woods.
Keller Wiliams

When it comes to Atlanta’s residential exteriors, oversized address numbers can be a fitting declaration of daring design—or evidence that a property’s straining to be cooler than it is.

This appears to be a case of the former.

Tucked among rolling forests and seas of gaudier residences just east of Chastain Park, near Ga. Highway 400, this midcentury modern dwelling from 1956 pairs its giant numbers with modernistic benches and a flying-saucer swing in the front yard, giving early hints about surprises within.

Called a “stunning” example of the genre on a half-acre retreat of woods, the four bedroom, three and half bathroom house hugs a long driveway with a porte cochère, which leads back to another carport, a stylishly landscaped, party-ready backyard, and what looks like a contemporary chicken coop.

Beyond the layout, the 3,045-square-foot house itself might not have many MCM hallmarks left, but it’s well-equipped for modern living. It was a 2013 renovation project by Epic Development, back when it sold in the low $700,000s, per property records.

The new ask, as of this week, is $949,900.

Perks include an in-law suite in the basement, a double-drawer dishwasher and farm sink in the kitchen, and no shortage of french doors that unveil a wraparound deck and ancillary dining patio.

It’s so chockfull of snazzy decor and trendy furnishings that even the children’s bedrooms could double as Ponce City Market retail slots.

Haters of barn doors might want to avert their eyes in the master bedroom, but at least these sliding portals lean more clean than rustic, like the rest of the revived home.