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These midcentury Atlanta properties are lingering on the market. What gives?

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Even with price reductions and en vogue MCM leanings, these examples have yet to score contracts

A photo of three houses from the midcentury period.

Midcentury houses remain popular with Atlanta homebuyers from Northcrest to Stone Mountain and down to College Park, whether in more daring midcentury modern style or rehabbed ranches.

Which makes these three listings a bit puzzling.

All three are located in desirable northwest Atlanta communities, offering plenty of interior and exterior space. For the most part, they’ve been updated, too, with some admirable traits like stonework and step-down living rooms retained. But, in spite of price reductions for all but one, they’ve been hanging on the market for quite a while. (One is knocking on the 18-month mark.) So, what’s up with that?

Located on Moores Mill Road just off Northside Parkway, this 1957 midcentury modern has received a complete renovation. The 2,800-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with an “openfloor concept” outfitted with a new roof, new hardwood floors, and new paint. It even has a “perfect” mother-in-law suite. Originally listed in April for $799,999, it’s undergone three price cuts thus far, with a current ask of $767,000.

Completely renovated and “in pristine condition,” this 1962 midcentury modern on Lake Forrest Lane near Chastain Park comes with three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,538 square feet. An updated kitchen, high ceilings, plenty of windows, and a screened porch are part of the “totally cool midcentury home.” Of the three here, this one’s been on the market the shortest amount of time; however, given it was listed in June, it’s still above the 45-day mark without an accepted offer. The current asking price is $825,000.

Tucked away on Nancy Creek Road in Paces, this 1955 ranch features four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 3,006 square feet. These are accompanied by a great room complete with stone fireplace, a formal-ish dining room, non-1950s kitchen, and throwback office. It was originally listed back in May 2017 for $945,000. It received a price cut before being removed in October 2017. It returned again in February 2018 for $869,000. Since then, the price has been slashed three times, and now sits at $750,000.


Which property is the better buy?

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  • 56%
    865 Moores Mill Road N.W. (West Paces Ferry-Northside)
    (314 votes)
  • 31%
    221 Lake Forrest Lane N.E. (Chastain Park)
    (173 votes)
  • 12%
    2901 Nancy Creek Road N.W. (Paces)
    (70 votes)
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