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$400K buys this roomy, stylish 1960s ranch in Southwest Atlanta

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Five-bedroom midcentury residence is tucked in the forested Cascade corridor

A long, sweeping drive leads up to the refreshed facade of 3216 Valleydale Drive SW.
A long, sweeping drive leads up to 3216 Valleydale Drive SW’s refreshed facade.
20 West Realty

Finished basements aren’t exclusively the domain of the suburbs, just as cool midcentury facets such as sunken living rooms aren’t only found in MCM hotbeds like northern Atlanta and the Stone Mountain area.

This revived 1960s ranch in Southwest Atlanta proves it.

Nestled off Cascade Road, between Interstate 285 and the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, the five-bedroom house is part of the Lynhurst Acres neighborhood, where ranches, angular midcentury moderns, and so many mature trees are in abundance.

Purchased and renovated by JB Sorgen and now listed by 20 West Realty, the flip brings impressive square footage (3,768) and a price ($404,000) that could even appeal to first-time ITP buyers.

Those who don’t mind living a 20-minute drive from downtown, that is.

A flexible cove space off the entry.

The highlight could be the architectural windows and how they frame the lush woods just beyond, as seen from the kitchen, main living room, master bathroom, and other spaces.

At the lowest level, two bedrooms and a separate entry could make for Airbnb income, the listing suggests.

And in the backyard, the two stories of porches are almost excessively long, although not so deep. There’s plenty of space, though, for taking a seat and enjoying summertime cicada chatter in those woods.

The kitchen and living room combo here runs perpendicular to the street.
A mix of open shelving and cabinetry.
Naturally, a sunken living room.
Another floor-height variation in the master suite.
Master bathroom.
A bedroom connection to the long, elevated back porch.
Ancillary bathroom at terrace level.
Downstairs recreational space.
Double-decker back porches, fronting woods.
At twilight.