This MCM ranch was built in 1956 and is an “Urban sanctuary located on a nature preserve in the heart of the city. Enjoy the bubbling waterfall and zen garden while relaxing on your expansive screened in deck.”
The house was featured in Atomic Ranch magazine.
It’s on the market for $650,000 — take a look.
The builder/owner was Jerome Drown, a professional photographer for Southern Living magazine who was a nature lover and conservationist. He allowed only native plants of the Southeast on his one-acre property.
According to the listing, “The house was designed by a Georgia Tech architecture professor and can be considered ahead of its time in an architecturally traditional city like Atlanta.” It was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s work.
The original intercom system is still in place — and still works. (I always wished we had one of those when I was a kid!)
The house has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 3,000 square feet.
There are so many built-ins in this house, it’s crazy.
Those are the kinds of details I love to see.
Can’t you picture Don Draper from Mad Men fixing himself a drink here?
“Soaring tongue and groove ceilings, walls of windows and HUGE skylights create a peaceful and serene living environment.”
“The stunning renovated kitchen features terrazzo tile floors, quartz countertops, high-end appliances and beautiful custom cabinetry that matches the other architectural elements of the home.”
With the bookshelves and the stone fireplace in the living room,
this looks like a cozy reading spot:
A large screened porch across the back of the house takes advantage of the wooded view:
Photos provided by the listing agent.
For more photos and info, check the listing by Vanessa Reilly of Domo Realty.
Love love love love love love this house! And it’s right here in my neighborhood!
Oh my goodness I adore the interiors. That rug is beautiful and so is the art above the fireplace.
Love the kitchen and you are so right, the built-ins are terrific. My husband would really appreciate the bar.
I love that art too!
Oh wow…this house so reminds me of the one my parents built in 1950. The dinning room is exactly the same, down to the table and chairs. We did not have a wet bar or big bathrooms, but lots of built-ins and lots of floor to ceiling windows. My mother loved shades of gray ( no pun intended ) , she felt the calm color brought the outside in and didn’t compete with anything in nature. We sold the house in 2001 to a lovely young couple, they have tried to make the house feel more country with new paned windows and lots of white paint…it kind of makes me squirm…but they love the house and still there with their 3 boys.
You can really see Frank Lloyd Wrights influence on this home especially the use of build-ins. A really lovely mid century gem. BTW…. NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon just sold his Central Park West condo for a cool $25 million and netted a profit of $15 million. Not bad!
This is not my style house, but if I could afford it and lived in Atlanta I would consider buying it. What a spacious feel to the whole house and a beautiful area surrounding it. Thanks so much for sharing Julia!
Oh pleasepleaseplease let it be purchased by someone who respects the home and only makes a few changes! The only switch for me would be the accent color- poppy red is tiresome to me. I would choose a serene blue. But that would be it! Love the built ins.
House Crazy Sarah says
Love it! MCM in a nature preserve in Atlanta? Very nice! Worth every penny they are asking.
As a parent, I wish I had an intercom system: “GET TO BED!!” 🙂
Ha — me, too! 🙂
Modern is not my favorite style, but I have to say, this is actually a cool house. I couldn’t live here, but I think it would be fun to spend the night in.
Had to laugh regarding the intercom! My siblings and I grew up with that exact system in our rooms! Totally creepy! All my friends thought it was cool until they questioned my mom (she left it on 24/7 AND all night) why she used it, and her reply? “So I could here them breathing”. Needless to say, I hung out with my friends at their houses!!
That’s hilarious, Claudia!
Alie B says
Very cool! This place is so authentic. Great job on the mid century décor.
i adore this
I love the built in shelfs and stairs Never thought I’d like something like this
Courtney Pollard says
I really am a fan of the mid-century design. It was so simple and timely that even today it makes a lot of sense. I know not everyone feels the same way but the open floor plans are popular again and they were masters at it.
Judy Jennings says
Parts of this remind me of Mary Nic’s woodsy home, Julia, especially that screened porch/balcony which I would kill for…well, not really. But I would love to have it for my solitary reading…. Dream on.
It does have a similar vibe, I agree, Judy!
This house reminds me of the one used for the movie A Single Man. Very cool.
I hadn’t thought of that but you’re right — it is similar!