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In Buckhead, well-preserved ‘midcentury marvel’ beckons $987K

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Relic from 1960 boasts architectural pedigree and an abundance of very old wood

A photo of a midcentury modern home for sale in Buckhead Atlanta right now.
The flagstone approach near one entry.
Hirsh Real Estate Specialists

Midcentury modern zealots of Atlanta who consider trendy quartz countertops and shiplap a form of home-renovation sacrilege could be in for a treat here on Cloudland Drive.

In a neighborhood wedged between Paces Ferry Road and Interstate 75, a winding drive leads to pretty, wooded grounds and a low-slung ranch that’s very much a midcentury time capsule.

Built in 1960, it’s marketed as a “midcentury marvel” and a surefire winner with “diehard fans of this hip style!”

Translation: Be prepared for authentic pine walls, vintage bathrooms, and kitchen cabinetry that obviously predates the big-name appliances it accompanies.

With just shy of 3,000 square feet, the meandering, single-level property counts no shortage of generous windows, beamed ceilings, and brick walls, which form the central fireplace, a social nerve center.

The $987,000 asking price bags three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a garage that fits four automobiles, and one bean-shaped swimming pool.

The home’s designers are referenced in the listing as “legendary architectural firm Cooper Salzman,” which is likely a nod to the Cooper, Salzman, and Carry firm behind other projects in the area, from the same era, such as Riverbend Apartments.

Property records show it last traded for $865,000 about four years ago—the first sale in more than 30 years.

The listing compliments the home’s diligent maintenance over the years but makes note, just in case, that “renovations plans also available.”