Enjoy Sunset Views From Your Own Solarium in an Atlanta Mid-Century Modern

The influence of the celebrated architect Cecil Alexander is easy to spot in and around Atlanta.

From the Coca-Cola headquarters and Fulton County Stadium to the headquarters of AT&T, Alexander created some of the best-known structures in the city.

On the residential side, one of his creations is now on the market for $1.6 million. It’s situated just outside the city, in the heart of Buckhead, a popular (and desirable) neighborhood. This posh ZIP code is known for its shopping, high-rises, and proximity to the popular Atlanta neighborhoods Midtown and Downtown.

Built in 1959 and sitting on 3.5 acres of pristine woods, this Mid-Century Modern offers seclusion and space. It’s situated on a hilltop, which makes for unobstructed views of nature and spectacular sunsets.

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However, the most unusual feature of the home isn’t the location, its distinctive “U” shape, or the saltwater pool. It’s the solarium.

This circular-shaped room features floor-to-ceiling windows on its full circumference. Alexander added a special touch with a folded-plate, clerestory-style ceiling, which lends drama to the strong lines of the rest of the home.

This room is stunning at whatever time of day, but the warm hues of each day’s sunset make for an unmatched experience.

And it’s not only the solarium that has that special quality. Natural light streams through every room, thanks to a wealth of large windows throughout. Each of the three spacious bedrooms comes with a view of the pool or the greenery, and large walk-in closets make it easy to keep clutter to a minimum.

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Crisp, white walls are juxtaposed against marbled gray-and-black granite and travertine floors, lending a true Mod feel. Exposed brick walls painted white grace every room of the home, adding to the eclectic mix of surfaces throughout.

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A newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms complete this statement home. The gourmet kitchen offers top-of-the-line appliances and finishes for any cooking connoisseur, and the granite countertops add some pop to the all-white cabinetry and walls. The designer bathrooms offer sleek design and clean lines, with a sleek modern feel.

Buckhead is also home to Chastain—Atlanta’s largest park—which covers 320 acres. The neighborhood is designed for recreation, and golf courses and tennis courts abound.

Open space alongside a home—difficult to find in any large city—is one of the reasons folks flock to Buckhead. And this glowing gem offers plenty of room within Atlanta’s city limits.