Katherine Madeira and Chris Drobny were unfamiliar with mid-century modern style and Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood when a designer’s house caught their attention on Facebook.
A friend shared a post that Brian Patrick Flynn, whose projects include HGTV’s 2016 Dream Home, had his split-level ranch on the market. They viewed the home the day before an open house and their offer was accepted. Then they negotiated to buy the home’s budget and designer furnishings, light fixtures and window treatments, realizing that the style fit them. The DeKalb County location, near communities such as Kirkwood, Decatur and East Atlanta, also appealed to Madeira and Drobny, who previously rented in Old Fourth Ward.
“We lucked out. Who gets to buy a house already renovated and designed, and you get to buy the furniture and you don’t have to do through the work?” Madeira said. “It was just amazing.”