Near the leafy section of Buckhead where Moores Mill Road meets Interstate 75, tucked inconspicuously back from the road, the longtime midcentury modern home of local architect Frances Zook recently came to market—and was quickly snatched.
Bought in 2001 by Zook and her husband, Jim, for a relative song, the split-level 1957 dwelling has an atypical layout with numerous outdoor options for socializing, all hugged by gardens and mature woods with a babbling creek.
It’s hardly an open floorplan by today’s standards, but that doesn’t restrict the room-to-room flow in what’s described as a MCM “classic.” Aiding that sense of openness is natural light that floods in from an abundance of large windows.
Zook told Patch Buckhead in a 2012 interview she grew fond of midcentury modern style while living in Austin, and immediately began major interior and exterior renovations upon laying claim to the Buckhead dwelling nearly two decades ago.
Today, it counts four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a new kitchen, and one very usable media room on the terrace level.
The property was listed at $645,000 in late March by Harry Norman Realtors and landed a contract in about four days.