6 Modern Atlanta Homes
One might not think that a town set on Old School traditions such as the Steeplechase and bourbon on the veranda would be home to so many groovy contemporary and modern homes.
Atlanta is known for opulent mansions with grand staircases,
regal columns and ornate exterior details. But did you know that it is also a
city dripping with sleek moderns and fabulous midcentury treasures? We rounded
up six unique properties (three located within the Atlanta city limits, two just north of the perimeter and one in Northcrest) for your viewing and perhaps
shopping pleasure. Whatever your budget may be, the metro area is sure to have
a home that suits for marvelously modern tastes.
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Located to the north of the city is a stunning and huge contemporary. The estate boasts a two-story living room; a killer indoor pool and exercise room off the master bedroom; gigantic walk-in closets; a posh kitchen with commercial-grade appliances and additional indoor grill in breakfast room. And who doesn’t need a heated driveway, a butler’s pantry with four-burner electric cooktop for warming, two additional large guest suites upstairs, and two separate offices on main. The media room, huge wine cellar and playroom are something out of a movie. There’s also a separate attached two-story apartment with its own kitchen, two bedrooms, bath and living room with folks come to visit. This luxury comes with a sticker price of $2.5 million.
Our continued search unearthed a fabulous contemporary ranch nested amongst mature hardwoods above Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River. There are even views from every room. We love the open floor plan with its floor-to-ceiling picture windows and vaulted ceilings. It’s a great property for the family that entertains a lot. The master suite features a two-sided fireplace, its own private living room overlooking pool. We also like the high-end Miele appliances in the kitchen and don’t get us started on the heated tile floors. It’s listed at $2.1 million.
We confess that we’ve been in love with this Buckhead Cooper Carry home for quite some time. The architecturally stunning Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired midcentury modern home sits on 2.2 private acres and is a nature lover's dream. The three-story floor plan features a great room on the main level with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking mature trees and a sweet little stream. Also located on the main is a huge master bedroom with bathrooms for both him and her equipped with a Jacuzzi tub and steam shower. It also boasts large closets and a sitting loft. We love the home’s wood-burning fireplaces, and the romantic privacy that this home is afforded. It can be yours for just under $2 million.
The price tag on this incredible Sandy Springs home was slashed by a whopping $850,000. Now listed at just under $2 million, this John Portman-designed estate looks like a traditional home from the outside but inside it’s a mod mod mod world. The hip and happening family with surely dig entertaining in this open-concept home that has many terraces around the pool and patio area. The master kitchen has separate butler's kitchen and china pantry, or use it as an office or wrapping paper room a la Candy Spelling. The master suite has a poolside terrace and separate his-and-hers sitting rooms joined by a wet bar when a drink is needed.
The most reasonable home in our search turned up “The Watchtower,” a sleek and sexy contemporary located right in downtown. Priced at $300,000, it’s close to all the exciting offerings the city has to offer. It has two bedrooms and baths and it's perfect for the professional couple on the go. We love the inverted trapezoid design as well as the fact that it located near Grant Park, which has a fantastic farmers market.
Coming in at just over $300,000 is a midcentury modern from the fabulous folks at domoREALTY, one of the city’s MCM specialists. It has new wood flooring, a modern kitchen and three fully renovated bathrooms. We especially like the sliding glass doors that lead to the brand new cocktail patio.