Revival of Mid-century Modern

Revival of Mid-Century Modern – Fireplaces


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: Fireplaces. All photos are from the First Multiple Listing Service.

You are probably tired of seeing homes with fireplaces like this one. Even though this Chastain Park home at 26 Barbara Lane, Atlanta, GA 30327 is a new construction, modern design enthusiasts still long for some changes that break the traditional model.



1686 Mclendon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 in Candler Park embraced the trend of a brick fireplace painted in white. The simple and straight look is also favored by modern enthusiasts.

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The fireplace in 643 Pinetree Drive, Decatur, GA 30030 in Druid Hills offers similar look and feel; the difference is that the fireplace was extended to connect the ceiling and the floors, which makes it more dominant in the room and adds unity.

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798 Stokeswood Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 in East Atlanta is another great example of a ceiling height fireplace. Instead of bricks, light granite and marble are becoming popular; mantels are purposely omitted in modern fireplace designs.

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The fireplace in 1262 Citadel Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 in Lavista Park bears similarity with the one above. Instead of marble, textured tile gives this fireplace even more contemporary look.

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229 Bradberry Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30313 in Castleberry Hill offers an extended fireplace built with wood unlike the ones above.

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Our beloved glass & steel house 35 Lafayette Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 in Ansley Park has a whole wall for a fireplace, or you can say a minimal fireplace that does not disturb the balance of the wall. Again, straight lines and a minimal appearance without a mantel speak for themselves.

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442 Cain Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 in Old Fourth Ward is a luxury modern home in the heart of the city. Its geometric fireplace with layered edge and a floating bottom makes a unique contemporary appearance.

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Can you actually spot the fireplace in 842 Ormewood Terrace SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 in Ormewood Park? Minimalists that favors modern homes actually prefer the built-in fireplace.

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