This Mid-Century Modern Urban Sanctuary is located on a 1-acre-plus nature preserve in the heart of Atlanta! Built in 1956 in LaVista Park, a then-suburban area of Atlanta, the builder/owner of this incredible home – Jerome Drown – was a professional photographer for Southern Living magazine, and a nature lover and conservationist. He allowed only native plants of the Southeast on his one-acre property. 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. The ground floor is a large granite box which contains the dark room facilities, a wine cellar, and a bathroom. The main rooms are connected by a period intercom system which still works. The house features a cantilevered screened porch, and many period built-ins, like the closets in the master bedroom, as well as a mahogany sideboard for the dining room (which has since been moved into the spare bedroom).
Featured in Atomic Ranch magazine, this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture – complete with soaring Tongue & Groove ceilings, walls of windows and HUGE skylights – is the epitome of 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.
Both upstairs bedrooms have walls of windows letting the outdoors in, and oversized skylights ideal for observing the night sky while lying in bed! They also feature mahogany and oak built-ins that have been meticulously preserved over the years.
The master bathroom has two skylights and a semi-transparent alabaster countertop that is under-lit. The walls of the double-head shower are slate and the floor of the room is travertine. A perfect spa for everyday relaxation!
3 bed / 3 bath