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For $529K, Asian-influenced dwelling is deceptively from the 1980s

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Five-bedroom in Tucker is called a dramatic example of late-20th century modernism

An Asian inspired home for sale in Tucker right now.
Some neighborhoods near Stone Mountain Park, such as this one, are hotbeds of interesting design.
Keller Knapp Realty

Anyone who associates 1980s modernism with glass blocks, completely mirrored bathrooms, and audaciously postmodern Miami Vice vibes could be surprised by this recent offering in Tucker.

Built in 1982, the five-bedroom house is described as a dramatic fusion of Asian influences and modernism from the late 20th century. It clutches a hillside and borders a babbling creek in the Smoke Rise area, basically equidistant to downtown Tucker and Stone Mountain Park—or what the listing notes is 15 minutes northeast of Decatur.

Inside, roominess is no problem with nearly 4,600 square feet across three levels, and so many large windows frame the leafy setting while allowing in generous light.

Vanities, kitchen cabinetry, some appliances, and a dropped ceiling hint at the property’s decades-old origins, but it carries a throwback coolness that makes those features less off-putting than they’d be in a more ordinary home.

Surprises begin in the foyer.

Perks include five full bathrooms and a double dose of living rooms—each with vintage, wood-burning fireplaces.

Listed late last month at $529,000, it’s the personal home of Keller Knapp Realty agent Michael Redwine, of Lewis and Redwine Real Estate Group, who writes to Curbed Atlanta he was convinced the home would stand out in metro Atlanta’s current market.

“A little digging last week revealed there are actually four remarkable late-century homes on the market in ATL—which has not happened in some time,” Redwine wrote in an email. “While it’s a little annoying they all had to hit at the same time, the ’80s are apparently alive and well.”

Recent listings in the same general vein include this airy contemporary in Sagamore Hills, which was posted at $595,000 and is under contract.

One of two living rooms with wood-burning fireplaces.
This nook presents one dining option.
The sky-lit dining room with woodsy views.
How dining meets the throwback kitchen.
Vintage tiling, sink, and cane cabinetry.
Laundry and a secondary kitchen space.
Detailing impresses in the three-story stairwell.
Master bedroom.
Master bathroom sinks and cabinetry echo those in other bathrooms and the kitchen.
Ditto for this bathroom’s tile.
Ground-level living room.
Office space, also on the first level.
Another full bath is hardly mundane.
The multi-level deck, which overlooks a spring-fed creek’s waterfall. The landscape plan and plantings were by noted landscape designer Jane Bath.

Floorplans for all three levels are provided, as seen below: