For proof that stylish midcentury makeovers aren’t exclusively an ITP thing, we venture a few minutes beyond the I-285 Perimeter to find this low-slung ranch that’s gone more Dwell modern than MCM, but is chockfull of distinctive cool nonetheless.
Marketed as a California contemporary (more redwoods than Palm Springs cacti) with an emphasis on true indoor-outdoor living, the Smyrna property dates to 1959 but underwent a dramatic renovation in recent years.
It came to market this week with Domo Realty for $590,000.
Tucked off Atlanta Road among unassuming ranches, the cedar-clad home is said to be a four-minute Ferrari ride from The Battery Atlanta and Braves games.
It’s a study in sharp lines and artful landscapes, from the standing-seam metal roof to the flagstone, river-like walkways and rock gardens with waterfalls for soothing sounds. Around back, find two options for fireside hangouts—and an outdoor shower on the deck that also qualifies as sleekly modern.
There’s a brick wall between the breezeway and street for privacy, and the massive deck would allow for shindigs of epic proportions.
With 1,595 square feet, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom interiors might be a tight squeeze for Atlanta families used to standard, big, gaudy volumes. But it’s a functional use of a space where an Eames Lounge Chair never looked more at home.
For a closer look, leave your keys in the bowl and mosey up to the gallery.
• Midcentury modern in Southwest Atlanta just might qualify as stunning (Urbanize Atlanta)