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In Avondale Estates, $689K midcentury modern (probably) won’t disappoint purists

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Four-bedroom from 1960 with a saltwater pool is called a stunning example of the genre

A midcentury home for sale in ITP Atlanta right now.
The low-slung brick facade.
Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta

Here in Avondale Estates, the attributes begin with the groovy street name: Majestic Circle.

And then—for fans of the midcentury modern genre, at least— it just gets better.

Neighboring Decatur, Avondale Estates is an unsung trove of preserved midcentury housing, and this four-bedroom offering from 1960 is being marketed as a stunning example of retro done right.

Located about a block from the ITP city’s cherished lake, closer to Memorial Drive than main drag North Avondale Road, the residence was built nearly 60 years ago by California modern enthusiasts, per the listing.

Spread over 3,300 square feet, it comes across as a time capsule (with a few exceptions) of clerestory windows, handsome beams, tiled cork flooring, and so much paneling of walnut and mahogany.

No shortage of clearstories off the entry.

Elsewhere, find cedar-lined closets, a saltwater pool, and a dandy peninsula fireplace that divides dining and living spaces. Various rooms offer views to the manicured entry courtyard via expansive windows—a definite plus.

Sales records indicate it hasn’t changed hands since 1994, which just might’ve been (roughly) when the kitchen was installed.

This week, 2996 Majestic Circle listed at $698,000 through Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta.

It’s the only built Avondale Estates home listed north of $600,000 at the moment without a contract, although several with pending status are priced there or higher.

The retro living room.
Kitchen and bar area with pool views.
Dining area off the fireplace.
Beamed ceilings meet patterns of long brick.
Angular ceilings and paneled walls continue in the master bedroom.
Master bathroom.
The boomerang-shaped backyard pool and surrounding outdoor lounging options.