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1950s contemporary near Cheshire Bridge brings ‘fresh California feel’ for $575K

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The listing comes “stocked with your choice of black or purple CDC-recommended gloves and a treasure trove of sanitary wipes,” says the agent

A low white midcentury house with a very green yard and pink tree behind it.
The low-slung curb appeal at 2236 Melante Drive NE, a corner lot property.
Compass; photography by Joshua Bartolotti

This revised 1950 dwelling blends right in at Martin Manor, an unsung hotbed of Atlanta midcentury residential architecture with more cool ranches than Doritos.

While it’s rooted in the middle of the last century, with roof lines and window arrangements that qualify it as modern, don’t expect the usual hallmarks of the genre in what’s marketed as a “midcentury modern masterpiece” in the heart of Atlanta.

That’s not to say the place isn’t cool, too, with a “fresh California feel” enhanced by a bounty of outdoor living spaces and corner-lot grounds that are more than ample, as the listing notes.

Freshly renovated with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms, the home is tucked on quiet streets just west of Cheshire Bridge, between Midtown and Buckhead. It listed with Compass this week for $575,000.

Comprising 2,015 square feet, the interior is more 2020 than tongue-and-groove, with perks that include a screened porch, hot-tub deck, and space for a home office.

Records indicate it last traded in late 2018 for $495,000.

A glass door at left and a large living space with white and gray walls and glass blocks.
Pass a variety of glass at the entry and find a foyer, connected to the main dining and living spaces.

Another advantage of the location is nearby Armand Park, now finished, with a nice playground and what could become future Northeast Trail Atlanta Beltline access via the South Fork Trail.

An added bonus for these crazy times?

“This California Dreaming address comes stocked with your choice of black or purple CDC-recommended gloves and a treasure trove of sanitary wipes, post private showing,” notes Compass agent Meg Garrido in an email to Curbed Atlanta. “Social distancing respectful showings [are] available upon request.”

A big white living room with a leather couch and fireplace at right.
Patterned tile around the fireplace and a contemporary pendant lend the living room, which is connected to the screened porch, a fresh look.
A long white kitchen with a window door at the end.
Backyard access through the revised kitchen.
A large bedroom with a wooden wall.
A bedroom (one of three) with direct deck and hot tub access and an office space.
A bedroom with wood floors and a bathroom at left.
A more traditional bedroom.
A white bathroom with a  shower at left and sink at right.
A variety of tile in this bathroom toward the front of the house, one of three.
A sink at right and a shower at left in a bathroom.
A more traditional bathroom option off a larger bedroom.
A screened porch with two ceiling fans.
Onto the screened porch.
A white house with a wood table and hot tub at right.
Backyard social spaces.
A low black and white house with a yard at right.
From behind, the parking situation and numerous entry options.