Ever wonder where all the mid-century modern homes in Atlanta, GA are hiding? Most of these architectural gems, dating from the late ’50s to early ’70s, are nestled close to 285. But let me spotlight one neighborhood that really stands out for its mid-century modern flair: Northcrest.
Why Northcrest? Well, it’s not just any neighborhood. It’s where I once called home, and it holds a special place in my heart. Northcrest is renowned as Atlanta’s most extensive and iconic cluster of mid-century modern homes. Picture sprawling lots under a canopy of mature trees, and a lively swim/tennis club that adds to the fun!
Developed by P&H Realty’s Paul Edwards & Howard Hardrath in the late 1950s, Northcrest was inspired by the post and beam architecture they admired on the west coast. 🌴 Initially, homebuyers had six designs to choose from, expanding to include A-frames and unique ranch styles in Northcrest East. Yes, there are 2 A-frames in the original part of Northcrest, but most of the A-frames are in Northcrest East.
Each home here is a story of personalized architecture – no blueprints, each crafted for its specific lot. Talk about custom! These homes, marketed as the “homes of tomorrow,” were described as “Exotic, sophisticated, and straight out of the Playboy look.” They boast features like low-pitched roofs, tongue-and-groove ceilings, large picture windows, and open floor plans. ✨
Location? It doesn’t get any more convenient. Close to the Spaghetti Junction where 285 & 85 intersect, you’re plugged into easy access for all over the metro area. And let’s talk about food – with a new Kroger nearby and Buford Hwy’s eclectic mix of international cuisine, you’re never far from a culinary adventure. 🍽️
Now, these aren’t just any homes. On average, a beautifully renovated mid-century home here can sell for over $600k, with prices nearly tripling over the past decade!
Northcrest isn’t just a neighborhood; it’s a slice of history, having graced movies and TV shows. It’s a magnet for creatives in architecture, photography, and film production. You’ll often spot friendly neighbors walking dogs or jogging. There’s no mandatory HOA, but the optional Northcrest Civic Association and Swim Tennis club fosters a vibrant community spirit.
Thinking Northcrest might be your future home? Let’s chat! I’ve got some cool listings coming up that you’ll absolutely love. Don’t miss out on living in a piece of Atlanta’s architectural history!