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Following groovy renovation, midcentury modern in NE Atlanta swings for $575K

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Revised 1964 dwelling off Cheshire Bridge Road aims to make cul-de-sac living cool

A white midcentury style home with a large sloping roof beyond a green lawn.
The rejuvenated street presence at 2168 Melante Drive NE.
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta

Purists might debate whether this 1964 dwelling in northeast Atlanta has been “lovingly and meticulously restored,” as the listing claims, but one thing’s certain: It’s more capable of hosting a groovy shindig now more than ever.

Find this revised midcentury modern on a Martin Manor cul-de-sac, just south of the point where Lindbergh Drive meets Lavista Road, near Interstate 85. It’s an area chockfull of similar MCM styles and more straightforward ranches, with walkability to attractions along Cheshire Bridge Road.

It’s marketed as being an “incredible” example of “exceptional style and value,” where only the knotty-pine paneled office looks untouched, save for the jazzy Edison-bulb light fixture.

Listed this week via Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta for $575,000, the property brings four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,600 square feet.

Beyond some stylish landscaping, the carport, and an unabashedly orange front door, there’s hardwood floors aplenty and a great room with an original brick fireplace and beams—all painted over.

A white painted living room with blue brick fireplace and white beams above.
Brick and beams in what’s described as the great room.

Views from the main living area stretch across a new deck to towering bamboo out back. Natural light seems to be no problem.

Other changes stretch from the commercial-grade TPO membrane roof to the redone kitchen (with convection) and the finished basement, which the listing advises can act as an in-law or teen suite, or even a rental.

Records indicate it last moved in 2017 for $386,000, before the updates.

A living room with white walls and beamed ceiling and a large window.
Views through large windows to the backyard.
A white kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
And views from the renovated kitchen.
A white kitchen with a range hood and stainless fridge.
Not many 1960s features left here.
A blue-gray painted bedroom with a sloped ceiling.
The master bedroom, one of four.
A master bathroom with a huge showerhead.
An immense shower-head, dual handles, and ambient lighting for bathroom panache.
A wood-paneled office with a  trendy light fixture above.
Throwback paneling in the office.
A basement space with black carpet and wood beams above.
A basement, rendered livable, with patio access.
A new deck is seen jutting off a white and black home.
A newly expanded deck, now with shade, extends the party outdoors, beside a versatile (if sloped) patio.
A backyard fire pit surrounded by towering stalks of bamboo.
Another social option is the bamboo-enclosed, backyard fire-pit zone.