Tucked on a verdant ridge in the Druid Hills section of Decatur, this midcentury modern dwelling described as an “amalgamation of history and design” has artfully stood the test of seven decades.

Built as the personal residence of Atlanta architect Thomas E. Garner circa-1952, the 3,200-square-foot stunner has been meticulously restored and filled with artwork and furniture befitting the genre’s timeless cool.

The contemporary, heated Artisan pool around back—surrounded by blue stone and Lynn Saussy-designed landscaping—enhances the Palm Springs vibes in the middle of Atlanta’s forests.

Photography by Liz Von Hoene; courtesy of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Photography by Liz Von Hoene; courtesy of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Located on East Parkwood Road, just west of Decatur’s downtown, the rambling-floorplan residence listed this week at $1.6 million, notching it as the city’s second priciest listing at the moment. There is, however, a rare incentive afoot here.

Like the art pieces by midcentury notables, the home’s curated collection of vintage, designer case-study furnishings is included in the sales price, as Frank Wynne, an Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's agent, tells Urbanize Atlanta. (One Herman Miller sideboard in the dining room is original to the home.)

Pertinent numbers: Four bedrooms, three and ½ bathrooms, a two-vehicle carport, and one groovy teak accent wall.

Photography by Liz Von Hoene; courtesy of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Photography by Liz Von Hoene; courtesy of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

The recently installed kitchen has glossy white quartz and Sub-Zero refrigerated drawers, plus an oversized breakfast bar near the tucked-away niche that acts as a pantry.

Downstairs is what’s described as a terrace-level pied-à-terre—accessed via the carport, too—with a bedroom, bathroom, and mini gym. Ceilings in the dining room and master bedroom soar, and the parquet floors are 1950s originals.  

For our money, though, the highlight is unquestionably the screened lanai off the pool, an outdoor living room where Zen would come easier than the next round of Old-Fashioneds.

Permitting in place for ultra-posh, $3.3M modern near Atlanta Memorial Park (Urbanize Atlanta)