Summer Real Estate Round Up 2022


Michele Racioppi


Docomomo US staff


Real Estate
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The moment a private home goes on the market is a precarious one - there is always the chance it could be sold to a developer, or to a homeowner who plans to make big changes. The goal of our real estate round ups is to connect modern properties with the right stewards and to show real estate agents the value in these historic homes.

Recycled brick, solar panels & a grape arbor

150 Tillman Lane, Athens, GA
Tour-worthy example of a Classic Mid-Century Modern home on almost 1.5 acres in Five Points! This house was purchased from the original family that had it custom built in 1955. Welcoming front door and entryway characterized by its warm chestnut wood siding, cascading stone steps and flower beds. Beautiful foyer with built-in planters and steps down to a handsome family room and dining area featuring original cypress wood paneling with built-in displays and shelving, an exposed roman brick wall with decorative corner fireplace, and Douglas fir beamed ceilings. Eat-in galley kitchen with butcher block countertops, original custom cabinets, even more exposed beams, and a sunny breakfast nook. Massive sliding glass doors off the family room open up to a central courtyard that is perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining. Large owner's suite with ensuite bathroom, fully updated with thoughtful finishes that stay true to the era. Original den off the foyer features extra-large windows and even more exposed brick. Refinished hardwood floors in every bedroom and painted concrete floors in the common areas. Solar panels installed in 2021. Large workshop and exterior storage room off of the two car carport. House is lovingly landscaped with various perennials, bushes, and a wide variety of trees. Terraced garden beds with steps leading up to the original owners' grape arbor, which is still standing at the back of the property. Originally built to last using recycled local brick from an antebellum home. 

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