Another Marvelous Midcentury Modern Hits Atlanta Market
Ring-a-ding-ding, modern lovers. Check out this fab midcentury treasure nestled in Atlanta's LaVista Park.
Jerome Drown, the first owner of this stunning midcentury modern that just hit the Atlanta market, loved the great outdoors. He was also a conservationist and a photographer; so when he had his home designed by a graduate of the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, he wanted to bring nature indoors, so to speak. The result is a unique home with loads of large skylights and windows, some with 180-degree views of the surrounding forest and the overhead celestial bodies.
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Located in North Druid Hills, which is about 15 minutes from downtown, the 3,100-square-foot property sits on one wooded acre in LaVista Park, a prosperous neighborhood near the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Emory University. Its residents have a garden club, good public schools and a neighborhood association that often focuses on environmental issues. The three-bedroom, three-bath home is also near walking trails, parks and a Whole Foods for when you seriously need to get your organic crunch on.
Featured in Atomic Ranch Magazine, the architecture was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Listing agent Vanessa Reilly of domoREALTY described the ground floor as a large granite box housing dark room facilities, a wine cellar and a bathroom. Upstairs there’s a cantilevered screened porch and many original built-ins, like a dressing table in the master bedroom as well as a rich mahogany sideboard located in the spare bedroom.
We love the vaulted tongue-and-groove ceilings, wall after wall of windows and romantic skylights large enough to see the Big Dipper. Those same skylights are featured in the master bedroom so you really can fall asleep under the stars. The master bathroom has two skylights and a translucent alabaster countertop that is lit from below. The two-headed shower has slate walls and travertine tile flooring. The renovated kitchen with it terrazzo tile floors, quartz countertops, high-end appliances and beautiful custom cabinetry is by far our favorite part of the house. Oh, wait. To be truthful we love the fact that the original 1956 intercom system still works. We spoke to Dean Martin on it last night. Okay, that’s the martini talking.
Listed at $650,000, the home is located at 1357 Brookforest Drive in Atlanta and you can see more details at domoREALTY.