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For $280K, revamped ranch in Atlanta’s Westwood aims for midcentury flair

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1960 property near Westview Cemetery is area’s latest renovation with MCM learnings

A redone ranch for sale southwest of downtown Atlanta.
A facade with horizontal elements multiplied.
Atlanta InTown Real Estate

Is Southwest Atlanta having a midcentury-modern moment?

Maybe it’s too early to declare a new trend, but the prevalence of home renovations that incorporate elements harkening the midcentury esthetic—or true MCM relics being granted fresh life—seems to be ramping up.

The latest is a three-bedroom Keymark Homes project on a leafy street in the Westwood Terrace community. With horizontal windows, a contemporary-style porch, and jazzy light fixtures to complement the front door, the formerly standard 1960 ranch is marketed as “soft midcentury modern” now.

Find it about a block south of scenic Westview Cemetery, positioned between Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Park and the Westview neighborhood itself.

Listed for $279,900 last week, the 1,440-square-foot dwelling lands in first-time buyer territory. The decidedly “Car-Dependent” WalkScore of 9, however, probably won’t charm the younger buyers a property like this is meant to appeal to.

Google images from a decade ago show an attached carport, to the right of the front door, was long ago repurposed as living space, now functioning as the kitchen. Wise move. The interior has indeed been opened up, too, but the living room is still rather narrow, as currently furnished.

Flat-fronted kitchen cabinetry, quartz countertops throughout, a fenced backyard with a deck, and breathing room afforded by the home’s corner-lot positioning complete the package.

It’s not the community’s largest or priciest home for sale, but it might occupy a sweet spot in between.