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.
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.