Time and again, midcentury houses around Atlanta have hit the market that make inventive use of smaller spaces and retain a distinctive sort of hipness despite their vintage.
This 1954 relic in Buckhead might qualify for all of that except the small part, as there’s nothing diminutive about it.
How so? The property includes 6,684 collective square feet across three buildings on more than two and a half acres. There’s eight bathrooms total. Six bedrooms. A three-car garage. A lighted tennis court around back. And three separate apartments.
This low-slung spread occupies a full hilltop along woodsy Broadland Road, tucked off Northside Drive, due west of Chastain Park. And it’s obviously not the easiest sell.
Initially listed for $1.98 million in March last year, the property quickly went under contract but then came back on market before undergoing a series of price adjustments.
The third cut (of $200,000) brings the asking price to $1.69 million this week, as listed with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.
A highlight is the pool area beside the main house, which includes three bedroom suites and several hallmarks of midcentury design, from the slate flooring and sunken lounging spaces to the tongue-and-groove above.
Some spaces (the master bathroom and likely the kitchen) would need more than spruce-ups to appease modern buyers. But for a nearly 70-year-old property, it looks lovingly cared-for and even fresh.
Ancillary spaces include a “gorgeous” apartment above the garage, a pool house that lives like a regular house (kitchen and bedroom included), and another apartment in the basement with a full kitchen and bath.
So much to handle could land this place squarely in the category of niche, but its potential to fully shine in the 2020s is real.