Inserted seamlessly into a forested lot in central Buckhead, this respectfully updated 1961 dwelling manages to capture the enduring coolness of the midcentury modern movement with nary a hint of datedness.
A careful assemblage of granite and glass, the gated property is found off Northside Drive and West Paces Ferry Road, just north of Bobby Jones Golf Course. It’s set among ferns, Japanese maple, and a manicured path through the ivy of backyard woods.
It’s an original by noted Atlanta architect Kenneth Johnson, a Georgia Tech graduate whose Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired portfolio also includes the C&S Bank (Bank of America) on Roswell Road, the Central Congregational United Church of Christ on Clairmont Road, and the unfortunately demolished C&S Bank branch on Moreland Avenue, south of East Atlanta.
The current owner, per the listing, has restored each facet of the property, from a new tapered roof system and pool to the interior hardwoods and motorized blinds.
Collectively described as a “jewel” of the genre, it’s bigger on sheer space (3,524 square feet) than room count (three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms).
It listed this week for a very specific $1,410,000 through Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties.
Johnson, the architect, died at age 89 in 2014. His obituary notes that he’d managed to live long enough “to witness the power of the internet in pulling his early modern designs from obscurity to renewed acclaim.”