From the Department of Bold Statements comes this declaration about a 1952 ranch in North Decatur that’s hardly toppling over but has been better days: “Mid-mod enthusiasts will drool over the bones of this home with [its] undeniably classic accents.”
Drool-worthy is high praise. Is the potential here that great? Could it be a midcentury showstopper in the rough—asking almost $600,000 as is? Let’s see.
You’ll find this four-bedroom of 2,445 square feet on popular cut-through Landover Drive, about a mile north of downtown Decatur, tucked between Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Road.
It occupies a tidy acre and a half, with a saltwater pool behind what appears to be newer fencing on the side. Many cars could park here for a shindig, with four spaces covered. The garage is actually bookended by garage doors, creating one massive open patio between the front yard and back. Groovy.
Inside is a mix of warm wood paneling, stone flooring, stacked-stone walls, at least one sputnik light, and IKEA.
“MCM enthusiasts would probably be into it because it still has a lot of the original features, like bathrooms and the metal kitchen cabinets,” listing agent Justin Ziegler, Common Ground Real Estate president, noted in an email to Curbed Atlanta.
There’s just two bathrooms for now, but a family room at the back of the property is more than spacious, with a wall of windows overlooking a fenced backyard.
Parents might want to note the property is located in DeKalb’s Clairmont Heights subdivision, which feeds into Druid Hills High School and not coveted Decatur High.
Also worth noting: It shares a zip code with houses worth well beyond $1 million, so there’s a chance it wouldn’t be the priciest house on the block, even after a costly resuscitation.
PalmerHouse Properties posted the $599,900 listing this week.