Midcentury design and architecture remains in demand in decor and real estate. We scoped out three glam options at three price points, from an accessible ranch in Decatur to a Palm Springs–like dream retreat in Ansley Park.
1. Three-bedroom, two-bath renovated ranch in Decatur
Square feet: 1,048
This fully renovated brick ranch in greater Decatur features a new custom kitchen with Shaker-style cabinets, quartz countertops, and brand-new appliances. A wide picture window up front and a pair of French patio doors in back create a bright and airy open-concept living space, and new midcentury-style windows throughout maintain the original charm. Fresh paint, updated bathrooms, modern fixtures, and improved plumbing and electrical make this little gem move-in ready. The large, shady lot near Decatur and interstate access includes a new poured concrete patio for outdoor living.
2. Four-bedroom, three-bath split-level in Doraville
Square feet: 2,268
Doraville’s Northcrest subdivision is a wonderland of midcentury modern architecture, a multiphase swim and tennis community with homes from the fifties and sixties inspired by the likes of Joseph Eichler and Frank Lloyd Wright. This split-level with a bright green door, a low-pitch roofline and original tongue-and-groove ceilings with exposed beams is a shining example. A feature wall of elongated brick separates the new kitchen from the open living space, with a pass-through counter. Large-paned windows look out on the nearly half-acre lot, which includes an expansive treehouse fit for kids and adults. Three bedrooms and two renovated baths comprise the upstairs, while the lower level includes another bedroom and a den with an original brick fireplace and a wet bar.
3. Four-bedroom, five-bath showcase in Ansley Park
Square feet: 3,857
Described as “Palm Springs meets Atlanta” in Sherwood Forest, this quintessential MCM displays dreamy architectural features including a wide, low-slung roofline, post-and-beam construction, and clerestory windows. The lush, landscaped grounds feature a resort-style pool and spa and mature tropical plantings that create an oasis a world away from Midtown. Inside, find a smorgasbord of finishes and decor by the current owner (an interior designer) plus period room-dividing wood shelving for displaying art and a chef’s kitchen with quartersawn oak cabinets. The primary suite includes sitting areas, a luxurious renovated bathroom, and a private screened porch.
Listed by Jason Cook, Ansley Real Estate