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For $435K, midcentury modern near Atlanta’s airport is simply bananas

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Subtlety is not the strong suit of this custom MCM specimen in East Point—and that’s the point

An ITP roofline like few others, in East Point.
An ITP roofline like few others.
Mark Spain Real Estate

An eagle-eyed Atlanta tipster blessed the inbox this week with a link to a fascinating example of midcentury modern architecture in the southwestern reaches of ITP. Accompanying the tip was a single descriptor: “crazy.”

We’ll tread a little more gently and call this bold mix of Brady Bunch-era nonconformity simply ... bananas. In the most groovy way.

Built in 1970, it’s positioned on a hilly lot (the sale actually includes two lots) at the end of a woodsy cul-de-sac, just inside Interstate 285, northwest of the Atlanta airport. The area’s no stranger to ranches of the same era and more unique dwellings with contemporary panache.

Beneath a butterfly roof, the house in question has three bedrooms and three bathrooms across 3,176 square feet. And not a single square inch of banality.

Find multiple areas for lounging, an array of loudly patterned wallpaper (even the kitchen’s range hood is wallpapered), and a wet bar in a finished basement that looks readymade for a VFW reunion.

Stonework and ceiling beams are common themes across the split floorplan. Also prevalent is a rainbowed variety of carpeting.

Outside, find both a two-car garage and two-car detached garage on the fenced property. The sizable backyard pool sparkles. The diving board needs some TLC, but that gazebo looks strong.

Obviously, this style appeals to a very niche crowd, which could explain its difficulties selling in recent years. It listed back in 2015 at $440,000 and was discounted but ultimately pulled from the market.

After reappearing in August at that same price, 2973 Duke Of Windsor (bonus points for the address) was reduced to $435,000 in February, where it remains, as listed by Mark Spain Real Estate.

It’s the only property priced north of $400,000 in the immediate area, but home prices rise substantially a few minutes to the east, near downtown College Park.

None of those, however, are nearly as far out, man.

More stones and statement wallpaper.
Imagine the capacity for bowl storage in this custom cabinetry that climbs to the ceiling.
A skylight lights the way to options for dining.
Towering ceilings in the master, which adjoins a street-facing balcony.
Master bathroom.
The mirrored bathtub flank, wallpapered in the color of romance.
An ancillary bedroom with angled window and deck access.
The finished basement with sunken social space and bar.
The pool and roofline, from behind.