Atlanta’s residential styles might be heavy on ornate Victorians, Craftsman-style bungalows, and low-slung brick ranches, but tucked away near Spaghetti Junction is an oasis of California-style, retro cool, only with more towering hardwoods than Palm Springs cacti.
One of several enclaves of well-preserved, midcentury modern homes is Northcrest, a large swim-tennis subdivision developed between the late 1950s and mid-’70s. It’s an architectural gem—inspired by the timelessly hip designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Eichler—where more than half of homes qualify as MCM, and all were customized to fit their lots.
A couple of recent Domo Realty listings exemplify what Northcrest's style is all about.
The most recent, an updated three-bedroom, three-bathroom pad at 3360 Regalwoods Drive, listed for $525,000 and quickly went under contract.
Beyond its hallmark MCM carport and flagstone patio, the 1961 house includes no shortage of vaulted, tongue-and-groove ceilings and several variations of living levels across 2,263 square feet.
There’s a renovated kitchen, modernized bathrooms, and a downstairs den with a bar that’s practically screaming for the clink of toasting martinis.
A sunken dining space leads to what’s probably the exterior highlight: an expanded deck with a new party hot tub.
“Privacy abounds in the backyard,” notes the typically candid Domo Realty listing. “[Which is] perfect for skinny-dipping in the hot tub under the fir trees!”
Elsewhere on the same Northcrest street, a slightly larger, late-’50s house sold last week—over-asking at $540,000—after having been on market for just 29 days.
If it looks familiar, the two-story modern was recently featured in season five of MacGyver—as the house the crafty, crime-solving savant grew up in.
We’re told by a Northcrest enthusiast who recently bought a home in the area that the market’s piping hot: “Everything tends to go within a couple days, or a week.”
• 3360 Regalwoods Drive (DOMO Realty)
• Recent midcentury modern spotlights around Atlanta (Urbanize Atlanta)