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Three midcentury houses (at three different price points) for sale in and around Atlanta
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.
Designer Jessica Davis creates a sophisticated but playful home in a Buckhead midcentury-modern
The house, on a leafy two-acre hill in Buckhead, was an early project by architect Jerry Cooper, cofounder of the noted Atlanta firm Cooper Carry. But it was due for some updates, which the Davises embarked on thoughtfully, keeping the original footprint and repurposing materials.
This serene guest room also doubles as a workspace for Brian Patrick Flynn
Yes, technically it’s a guest bedroom, but interior designer and HGTV personality Brian Patrick Flynn refers to it as his “idea room,” for working from home or just listening to music.
Inside this Atlanta designer’s Palm Springs paradise
Atlanta interior designer Bill Stewart's Palm Springs home has the midcentury-modern glamour that draws visitors to the town, and, in fact, Bill is used to a constant parade of people taking pictures in his front yard.
House Envy: This modern masterpiece was designed by Georgia architect Robert Green, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last apprentices
If you’re a fan of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, then this midcentury-modern home in Buckhead may be the closest thing to his work you’ll find in Atlanta.
Everything about this Kirkwood Craftsman has a retro-modern, 1950s feel
In 2006, Stephanie Nase began her search for a charming bungalow in Virginia-Highland before moving on to Inman Park and Candler Park. One day, she happened to drive across DeKalb Avenue from Candler Park into Kirkwood. The very next day, she snagged an early 1900s Craftsman bungalow. After living there for nine years and focusing on outdoor projects, Stephanie decided to lighten up the interiors next.
Midcentury-modern houses are in demand in Atlanta—and at a higher premium
It’s no secret that midcentury-modern furniture is back in vogue. But now, the era’s ranch-style and split-level homes are selling better than ever, according to Vanessa Reilly of Atlanta boutique real estate firm DOMO Realty. Although midcentury modern homes can be found throughout Atlanta, she notes that the majority are close to I-285, with the highest concentrations in the neighborhoods of Amberwood, Collier Heights, Northcrest, and Northwoods.
The Knoll Transcripts: An oral history of the furnishings brand
The story of midcentury modernism in America is inconceivable without Knoll, the furnishings and textiles company founded by Hans Knoll in 1938 and joined by Florence Knoll in 1941.
South of Urban founder Jonathon Quinn gave up architecture to build furniture
In a 1957 Time magazine article, the iconic German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe famously said of furniture made by architects: “A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.” That’s why, when Atlanta architect Jonathon Quinn decided to become a furniture maker, he started with a chair.
Design Within Reach’s new line is inspired by a midcentury modern master
Of all the iconic midcentury modern masters, only Jens Risom is still living. So when Design Within Reach offered Chris Hardy a chance to meet the almost-centenarian, the 31-year-old Atlanta furniture designer eagerly jumped on a plane to visit Risom at his home in Connecticut.