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Groovy midcentury compound in Buckhead with tennis court, pool discounted by $200K

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The art-bedecked 1950s property sprawls across nearly 7,000 square feet for $1.69M

A backyard pool with a stone patio and a large midcentury beige house around it.
One section of the backyard activity spaces at 630 Broadland Road.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty; photography by Chris Nelms, The VSI Group

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 long corridor with colorful art on the walls.
Stone flooring in an entry corridor.

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.

A black-walled dining room with art on the walls and a large vase at right.
Formal dining.
A huge living room with white carpet and white walls
A large bank of windows in a step-down living room space.
A white huge family room with a white couch and white carpet.
Vaulted ceilings in a family room.
A huge white kitchen with a big skylight overhead.
A massive skylight allows for much sunshine in a kitchen that’s been updated but “could easily be expanded to [the] family room and overlook the pool,” as the listing notes.
A huge white master bedroom with a white bed and gray chairs.
The vast master bedroom suite.
A huge and dated white master bathroom.
A focal point of updates for most buyers would likely be the master bathroom, which has clerestory windows and no shortage of space.
A large white office space with big windows and a sleek desk and chairs.
The presence of large windows and fireplaces continues in this art-bedecked office.
A white room with a fireplace and large beige couch.
No shortage of areas for lounging around the property.
A huge home gym space with skylights.
Unpainted tongue-and-groove and more skylights in the home gym.
A broad midcentury house with a large garage and long drive.
Up the winding drive from Broadland Road. There’s a covered ramp between the garage and main house.
A drone’s image of a large home area with a tennis court.
An aerial of the property shows the tennis court and pool placement.