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Stylish midcentury pad called ‘stunning’ where Buckhead, Sandy Springs meet

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For fans of tongue-and-groove and lush Atlanta acreage, that’ll be $1.13 million

A midcentury modern living room with a fireplace and tongue-and-groove wooden ceiling with leather furniture.
The main-level living room and a preview of verdant grounds at 4790 Harris Trail NW.
Compass; photography by Josh Vick/HomeTour America

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.

A long midcentury house with a white roof and many green trees.
The carport, manicured entry, and sloped lot.

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.

A sitting area beside a fireplace and a wood ceiling.
An original fireplace and tounge-and-groove that’s prevalent throughout.
A sitting area with yellow chairs and a kitchen at right and large fireplace.
The fireside sitting area, with one of two fireplaces.
A large white kitchen with many windows.
The kitchen’s wall of windows, bookended by a couple of seating/breakfast options.
A huge master bedroom with a wood ceiling.
Master bedroom.
A large master bedroom with windows to woods.
Views of woods continue in the master’s en suite bath with dual vanities.
A screened-in porch area overlook a very green backyard.
A screened porch with dual fans.
A huge space for watching movies on carpet.
Stadium seating for movies in a newly finished terrace level, connected to the porch.
A big deck overlooking a huge green space.
A tiered deck that’s not original. Beyond the Ireland-green grass is Long Island Creek, which feeds into the Chattahoochee.
A huge midcentury house as seen from the back.
An overview from the rear, with pathways leading to the meadow.