Revival of Mid-century Modern

Revival of Mid-Century Modern – Backyards


The Atlanta in-town housing market has seen an explosion in modern design. Our Revival of Mid-century Modern blog series highlights these modern elements each week, and showcases the trends of modern homes in Atlanta. This week’s focus: Backyards.

You are probably tired of seeing homes with backyards like this one. Even though this Oakhurst home at 124 Brower Street, Atlanta, GA 30030 is a new construction, modern design enthusiasts still long for some changes that break the traditional model.

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1012 Citadel Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 is a newly built one story modern home in Lavista Park. Its tiered landscape with concrete retaining walls and stairs in straight lines highlight key elements of modern yards.

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We’ve featured 915 Cumberland Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 in Morningside numerous times and its backyard called for our attention one more time. The dark grey pebbles bring the tiled yard alive. Concrete blocks among the grass offers more living area.



861 Vedado Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 in Virginia Highland uses concrete blocks and a horizontal fence, which both give the yard a modern appearance.

Very large, private, fenced backyard with easy alley access mean


310 Augusta Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 in Grant Park offers great outdoor living space with alley access, outdoor shower and dining.

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309 Heaton Park Dr, Decatur, GA 30030 is a 1950s contemporary ranch in Druid Hill. The straight lined hedge in the backyard brings out levels of views and perfectly divides the deck and grass area.

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14 Lake Forrest Lane NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 in Chastain Park represents the ultimate in outdoor living. A rectangular pool and concrete ground are disturbed by a circular in-ground fire pit. Glass is used to block the wind, yet it still makes the view complete.

Another view of this spectacular outdoor living space, including