A Modern Atlanta Renovation: BEFORE & AFTER

July 29th, 2014
by vanessa

As nostalgic as lovers of mid-century mojo can be, most of us know better than to think that every tarnished relic is worth dragging out of the attic to refurbish. Making a rusty 1950s patio furniture set look like it did in 1952 might make you miss more Perry Mason reruns than you can shake a stick at.

And then, there are the hidden treasures that are more valuable renovated than they were new.

3207 N. Embry Circle is one of those hidden treasures. Under the worn exterior lay a solid frame upon which something spectacular could be built.

That’s where the Domo Realty team came in. Our goal was to bring lovers of unique mid-century renovations something they’d want more than a new bullet planter from DécorDécor. And we did it! The finished product is the bee’s knees of mid-century comfort and style.

Let’s start from the beginning with curb appeal, or in this case, the lack thereof.

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Being the mid-century home resurrectionists that we are—yes, I just made that word up—my team and I gave Bob a sorely-needed upgrade and a cleaner, more respectable look by replacing the existing roof with new 20 year architectural shingles and adding a few fresh coats of modern designer paint.

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As you can see, the family room was a tremendous dud. White walls, bare and pale, stood between the kitchen and the living/dining room space making the house feel cramped and lifeless.

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In the kitchen, the room that I consider the crown glory of this lovely abode, we installed a chef’s faucet, a smoky glass tile backsplash, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinets.

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And there you have it, folks. With an Elizabeth Montgomery-worthy twitch of our noses and some mid-century renovation know-how, we’ve managed to bring a house that looked like Bob Nope back to Bob Hope at the height of his career.

Follow our blog to read more about Domo Realty’s amazing renovations and listings. And if you have a mid-century modern or modest renovation story that you’d like to share, please feel free to drop us a line.

For more info on this home CLICK HERE


Casually Cool Mid-Century Modern

July 22nd, 2014
by vanessa

If you’ve been looking for a Mid-Century Modern in Northcrest you’ve probably noticed that there AREN’T ANY because all the cool kids have bought them already!!! That’s right, the Mid-Century Modern homes you have been drooling over have been receiving 1, 2, sometimes 5 offers at a time and are selling faster than you can shake a dead chicken at (I just made that up, the dead chicken part).

But today, my friend, is your lucky day because domoREALTY has just listed one of the coolest MCM homes in the ‘hood! 3446 Lori Lane is all that and a bag of low-fat, baked, gluten free potato chips (I made that up too).

This Bad-a** Mid-Century Modern has two, that’s right, TWO added on bonus rooms. Including the sunroom with its massive wall of windows. This room would be perfectly suited for any aspiring artist or perhaps an in-house atrium if you prefer to garden. Or for the warrior within, turn this extra space into a Tie Kwan Do studio (I know that’s not how you spell it – today I’m alphabetically challenged). The second bonus room is the vaulted dining room that can easily seat over 12 friends and their (uninvited) dates comfortably.

Besides all the extra space this home has the most impeccable downstairs den and modern bathroom you have ever seen! Not to mention the tankless water heater and a secret bomb shelter/ workshop in the basement.

It’s pretty much the dog’s pajamas with its incredible modern curb appeal and Brazilian hardwood floors. But the best part is, you can stick with the original kitchen OR – YOU GET TO design and create your very own dream kitchen!! Isn’t that swell!? If you buy this house domoREALTY would be happy to provide a FREE kitchen consultation complete with subcontractor information so that you can literally have it all.

**** please pardon any typos in this blog as I have been averaging 3-4 hours of interrupted sleep per night thanks to domoREALTY’s latest addition: Sage Reilly Richardson.  See her bio HERE

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Listing # 5321259

For more info on this home CLICK HERE

Just listed! Stunning mid-century modern in Northcrest.


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Mid-Century Modest Renovation at its finest!!

July 10th, 2014
by vanessa

This 1960’s tri-level home boasts the most spectacular mid-century modern renovation you have ever seen! The picture-perfect kitchen features white shaker custom cabinetry and luxurious cashmere granite that together offset the smoky glass subway tile and an A+ stainless appliance package.

Your heart will skip a beat the second you step over the threshold through the yellow front door and lay eyes on the light-infused living room with its designer color paint pallet, custom art lighting, and provincial oak floors.

What really makes this immaculate home so desirable is its location. It’s situated inside I-285 minutes from the CDC, Emory University, Mercer University, Brookhaven and Buckhead.

At this point, you’re probably asking yourself, “What’s the catch? Why is this 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home priced below $300,000?” Well, guess what? There’s no catch. In fact, it just gets better.

North Embry Circle is a quiet cul-de-sac street with no through traffic and the school district rocks. That’s right. You guessed it. This is in the Lakeside High School District! BOOM! But guess what? There’s more. Are you ready? Are you shaking with excitement and anticipation? This custom renovated beauty has low Dekalb county taxes and no city taxes!

So let’s do a quick recap: This home is totally renovated and conveniently located inside the perimeter near good schools. It’s the entire package (unlike your crazy college ex who is stalking you on Facebook). Seriously, it just doesn’t get better than this for $295,000. Don’t miss this deal. Houses like this don’t come along very often.

For more info CLICK HERE


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June 27th, 2014
by vanessa

Truly one-of-a-kind redesigned Atlanta Mid-Century Modern home for sale has been impeccably executed with an open floor plan and great natural light. The home was originally built in 1956, however the new design and renovation is a reference to classic mid-century modern lines with an emphasis on light, space and sustainability. This house was recently featured in the 2013 MA.

Located in the quiet Belvedere Gardens (next to Avondale Estates), this light infused modern is  only five minutes from downtown Decatur and Dekalb Farmers Market!

Current owners literally rebuilt this house and planned on living in it forever but had a job opportunity come up in TN. The money, detail and craftsmanship that was put into this house surpasses the modest price point of $175,000.

You will literally do back flips over the spacious open floor plan, the simple lines of the glossy modern kitchen with it’s marble countertops and gas cooking! All new electrical, plumbing, roof and extra insulation. 3 huge skylights. BIG fenced in private yard, 2 car carport and there’s even a BASEMENT for more storage!

 The Bonway house will be officially listed July 1st and open for showings. This house won’t last long at this price so make sure to call your agent or call us today to get your appointment set up before it goes live!

Mid-century Modern Kenneth Johnson Classic – FOR SALE!

May 5th, 2014
by anika

If only every house was just like this one! This true-to-form, Mid-Century Modern home was designed by Atlanta’s own renowned architect Kenneth Johnson (more about him on the docomomoga.org website). Custom-built for the original owners in 1956, this home is everything you’ve ever dreamed of finding in your MCM abode, and oh so much more! Not only will you be the envy of all your friends given this home’s undeniable Atomic Ranch-worthy street cred, but on top of that, this address has got a premium IN-TOWN location, close to Emory, CDC, Whole Foods, Midtown, VA-highlands, and more!

Take one step over the threshold onto the polished stone foyer and you’ll be transported back to a time when martinis were shaken, not stirred, and it was always 5 o’clock somewhere. You’ll think you have died and gone to Mad-Men heaven! As you look around you, wondering just where that martini is, you’ll feel start to feel it – a lightness and brightness that comes from this home’s amazing natural light and harmonious flow with the nature. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the huge “Recreation Room” overlook the tranquil, landscaped backyard, complete with your own mossy hillside and al fresco dining area. Please, pick you chin up off the ground – we’ve got more house to explore!

Having only had two owners, this home has undergone a loving restoration in recent years to return it to its original splendor. The stunning, ORIGINAL, walnut kitchen cabinets, and rich mahogany paneling have all been refinished by hand – they look brand new! Mid-century meets modern with the updated Fisher & Paykel appliances that have been carefully selected to fit the original kitchen dimensions. You get the best of both worlds: top-on-the-line quality without compromising Mr. Johnson’s design aesthetic.

Float through the four rooms upstairs, taking it all in, but spend some extra time in the fabulous master suite. Understated and clean in its composition and finishes, it’s naturally lit by the simple, single overhead skylight and tasteful, frosted-glass windows that let in the light while keeping out the looky-loos. This is where you go to get away from it all! Head downstairs to the finished basement, complete with a full bathroom, more gigantic windows, and a stone accent wall. It’s the perfect place to stash the in-laws when they come to town!

This Mid-Century Modern home is an oasis that features professional landscaping and plenty of extra storage, along with a NEW Commercial Roof and Galvalume gutters! Oh, and all the Nelson lighting you noticed throughout the house? IT STAYS!!! Don’t wait another second. Pick up the phone and call your Realtor right now because I promise you, this one-of-a-kind modern dream will be under contract in the blink of an eye!

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3

Listing # 5277288




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