In recent years, the northern arc of ITP Atlanta has seen a prevalence of inimitable midcentury houses being dangled as teardown properties on valuable land for somebody’s dream-home replacement.
In northwest Atlanta, where Buckhead meets Sandy Springs, this 1957 dwelling has clearly gone the opposite route. It’s the subject of major renovations and upgrades that became someone’s version of a dream property instead of yielding to it.
Set on 1.9 lush, landscaped acres near a creek, the midcentury modern dwelling is tucked behind a bank of evergreens on Harris Trail, one lot in from Northside Drive, near the point where Interstate 75 crosses the Chattahoochee River.
It listed with Compass for $1,135,000 about two weeks ago, described as a “stunning” example of the genre.
Around these 4,150 square feet, vaulted tongue-and-groove ceilings, original fireplaces, and so many large windows, framing the woods and trees, boost the cool factor and livability.
The redone kitchen includes marble. The basement has what’s basically an amphitheater for movies. And the areas for sitting around and chatting over Manhattans are quite numerous.
There’s a two-vehicle carport at the end of a winding drive but no garage, and just three bedrooms for a home of considerable size.
The level backyard, overlooked by a handsome newer deck, is basically a pretty meadow, but possibly more than some would want to handle (or pay to have handled).
The property last traded for $385,000 about a decade ago. It’d been listed for as high as $1,175,000 during a five-month market ride last year, records show.