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Asking $2.35M, expanded Buckhead dwelling plays up midcentury vibes, pool views

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The 1970s residence with a huge footprint is tucked away near the Governor’s Mansion

A beige and stone house with a tucked-away porch set behind a row of trees and bushes.
The unassuming facade at 353 Glen Arden Place NW.
Dorsey Alston Realtors; photography by Virtuance

In the realm of American architecture, graphic design, and furniture, it’s commonly argued the “midcentury” time period ended in the 1960s (if not the ’50s). But don’t go telling that to this expanded 1971 dwelling in Buckhead.

It’s loaded with hallmarks of Atlanta’s midcentury home design, including stacked stone, skylights, and ceiling beams, and the “midcentury modern” description takes center stage in the property’s new listing this week.

Asking price: $2.35 million.

“There is truly nothing else like this on the market,” Ashley Rearden, a listing agent with Dorsey Alston Realtors, writes to Curbed Atlanta via email.

Spanning almost 6,500 square feet, the deceptively sizable structure is tucked at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, across West Paces Ferry Road from the Governor’s Mansion.

A huge white room with a stacked stone fireplace and white, orange, and leather chairs.
A fireside great room with cathedral ceilings, positioned at the front of the home.

The titanic square footage results from a drastic makeover in 2017 that added a two-story wing. That section now features three additional bedrooms (for a total of six) and a rec room on the main level, plus a home gym and guest suite down below.

The five and a half bathrooms could come in handy during swingin’ parties the house seems well-suited to handle. Ditto for the private, leafy backyard pool area and decks (there’s an outdoor kitchen and golf putting hole back there, too), which many rooms are situated to take advantage of, in terms of accessibility and views.

The WalkScore thuds as a “car dependent” 10, which is somewhat surprising, given that Buckhead’s commercial core is just around the corner and up the street. Then again, it’s unlikely that many buyers in this submarket would fancy routinely making that trek on foot.

Records indicate the home hasn’t traded since 2010, when it went for exactly a million bucks less, in pre-expansion form.

A small dining room coated in grasscloth with an orange ceiling.
A more compressed space for formal dining.
A big white kitchen with light wood cabinetry.
Skylights brighten the updated kitchen, which opens to decks and the pool grounds.
A white living room with stacked stone fireplaces and many windows.
A grand living room with pool views.
A long bank of windows with a glimpse of a pool beyond.
A bank of windows previewing the pool area.
A white and beige bedroom beside a row of windows.
A main bedroom—one of six.
A white bathroom with a long mirror and two sinks.
One example of an updated bathroom.
A large open room with a small bed and track lighting above.
Skylights continue in this huge, versatile space.
A leafy backyard with a kitchen built of stone.
The outdoor kitchen, made of stone that echoes walls inside and out.
A long beige home made of stone and glass with a large swimming pool behind it.
The private pool environs—and a rare Atlanta diving board.