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1965 round house with 360 degree wrap around screen porch

round-house-exteriorTour-a-Time-CapsuleIt’s Time Capsule Tuesday and today: An unusual, original-owner round house built in 1965. The house was recently listed for sale by Atlanta realtor Jason Morris. Reader Anika spotted the fresh listing and tipped us — thanks! This home was built specifically for its hilltop site by Atlanta architect Ike Saporta, with the idea that the home’s views should be visible from every room. See that screen porch? It runs around the entirety of the house. You could do… laps!

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From the listing:

  • Price: $1,699,900
  • Year built: 1965
  • Square footage: 2,475
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 full

A perfectly positioned contemporary home on top of 6.7 acres in Sandy Springs. A beautiful drive takes you to this masterfully planned home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Famed Atlanta Architect, Ike Saporta, selected and designed this home and setting for the current owners almost 50 years ago. The site has endless possibilities. The focal point to this home is the central fireplace which is opened on all 4 sides.

Pam notes: Yup, this house is on an expensive piece of property — and the listing information and other marketing materials acknowledge the potential market for use as a larger estate. As much as well all love original homes here and hate to see a tear down, please let’s all be kind in comments regarding this possible outcome. If that is what ultimately comes to be, I am grateful we have these photos to archive here.

retro-round-house-covered-pathwayThe home has a screened porch that extends all the way around its exterior. Some parts of the porch are used for relaxing, while others like the photo above seem to be just a place for plants and walking by to enjoy the 360 degree views.

round-living-room-retroIn the home’s main living area, a long curved built-in banquette wraps around the room. The additional small table and chair sets that gather around the central piano suggest there may have been a few parties in this space over the years.

retro-floating-fireplaceThere’s that four-sided fireplace mentioned in the listing — complete with a themed mural that wraps around the upper section.

mid-century-kitchenThe home’s kitchen is simple — we love the grey/green irregular shaped slate floors. The restrained design looks current — proof that good design has staying power.

retro-kitchen-double-fridgeHave you ever seen so much cabinet space in one kitchen before?

retro-hidden-vanity-sinkIn one of the bedrooms, a dressing table hides a fold-out mirror and sink — complete with hudee ring, of course!.

mid-century-bathroommid-century-bathroom-ceramic-tileThis bathroom, while it looks typical of the era, has a few unique touches. We haven’t see this tile pattern before — nice! Another unusual aspect of the space — the faucet for the hudee rimmed sink is mounted directly into the laminate counter top instead of through the sink itself.

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  1. Alex says:

    I wanted to update. As of today 2/27/15, the site is still for sale. I refer to as a site, simply because the new owner of the property wants to break the land into 2 lots. This house sits on 7.2 acres in literally the most expensive zip code and neighborhood in the state. They’ve omitted all the pictures of the home itself in the real estate listing. Just google 935 Crest Valley Drive, 30327. SO..it hasn’t been torn down yet, but I get the feeling it’s not far from it, sadly.

  2. David in Marietta says:

    As of this date, 6/23 it is still for sale with the seller appearing to be holding out to sub divide as Alex stated in previous comment.

  3. Shirley Bondy says:

    Hi.
    I really enjoyed those pictures. I also have a 1/2 mile long by 149 ft
    pice of property. Almost 4 acres. I have a 22 x33 ft house . I have no trees on the property and on the flat country in Manitoba Canada. So I see the sun rise in the back and the sun set in the front. I can not build on the front. Most beautiful view. Just looking for Ideas to add more living space to the house. Love you house.
    If you have any ideas I would appreciate them.

    Yours truly,

    Shirley Bondy

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