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Mike Hastings at Maple Hill







Thank you for visiting ModernGainesville.com. We created this site to highlight Mid-Century Modern and Modern homes and design found throughout Gainesville and Alachua County.

Here you can learn about the Architects, Designers and Builders who helped shape Gainesville's past. You will also find useful information about the Mid-Century Modern homes that are for sale in Gainesville as well as details about their neighborhoods. 

Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions or suggestions.

Thanks again, Mike Hastings

Modern Gainesville


Gainesville Modern
"A Tour From Home"

Join Gainesville Modern and friends as we debut our first ever " A "Tour From Home." This video will highlight 7 Mid-Century Modern homes found throughout Gainesville. Many of these architect designed homes have never been open to the public. We will see works by well know architects Dan Branch, Harry Merritt, Tom Russell & Howard Melton, Arthur Campbell and some you may not know including Bob Tucker and Don Alford. These award winning homes span from the early 1950's to the late 70's. You will see 6 homes and a hidden gem, Gaineswood Condominium.


This in-person party will be held at Walker Architects, a beautiful adaptive reuse building now home to Architect Joe Walker and his team. We will have beer, wine, a signature cocktail, food and dessert.  Come enjoy food, fun and great architecture. To purchase tickets to the in-person launch party click here.


All guests to the Gainesville Modern Launch Party will be given a code to access the "A Tour From Home" video. Not able to attend the launch party, click here to purchase just the video.

Thank you to our sponsors Jerome H. Davis Interiors and Mike Hastings Realtor with Dawn Realty.

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Mike Hastings, Realtor

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Jerome H. Davis Interiors

Atomic Ranch in

5006 NW 36th Street

Fantastic Atomic Ranch pool home in NW Gainesville's Northwood neighborhood. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has been recently updated with a new 25 year architectural shingle roof, new interior and exterior paint, new luxury vinyl plank flooring, rescreened porch and updated lighting and ceiling fans. The open floor plan is full of natural light. From the front door you enter the large Living Room which opens to a Dining Room. Off the Dining Room is the kitchen with breakfast bar that is open to the Family Room. The Family Room has sliding glass doors that open to the covered screened porch over looking the large 20 x 40 in-ground pool. The sparking pool has a new vinyl liner. There are two guest bedrooms each with new ceiling fans, paint and luxury vinyl plank flooring. The guest bathroom has updated lighting, new vanity with marble counter top and undermount sink and new faucet. The large master bedroom has new lighting, flooring, paint and updated en suite bathroom. The master bathroom has been updated as well. Off the Dining Room is the heated and cooled laundry room with room for an office or storage. There is an attached 2 car carport. The yard is .34 of an acre with flowering shrubs and citrus trees. The rear yard is fenced and is home to over 25 bird species. The neighborhood is walking distance to area shops and restaurants including the YMCA, Nopal and Dolce Vita. Nearby parks and trails include Possum Creek Park and Northside Park. Zoned for Norton Elementary, Westwood Middle and Gainesville High School. No HOA.

Why buy a Mid-Century Modern or Modern home?

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Homes from the 1940's to late 1970's were part of Gainesville's boom period following WW2.

Most of the neighborhoods with Mid-Century Modern homes have mature treescape, established areas and are typically located around the University of Florida or near downtown. 

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These homes were uniquely adapted to the Florida environment using new building materials like steel, glass and concrete. Mid-Century Modern design started the trend of open floor plans with good use of natural light and natural ventilation. 

Mid-Century Modern homes come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and condition. Price is always based on location, but for these homes condition plays a big factor as well. We can work together to find you the perfect fit! Or use our extensive contacts to assist you in remodeling the home. Either way, we are ready to help. 

Client Reviews

"Mike Hastings at Dawn Realty is the best! My partner and I are first-time home buyers, and he has been there to help us every step of the way. Even when we had an issue with our mortgage lender, Mike found us another lender very quickly, and he ensured that we got the home we fell in love with. Mike is incredibly professional,highly competent, and a genuinely good person. We would strongly recommend Mike!"

- Lisa S.

"Mike worked tirelessly to find a home we wanted in the areas we wanted. He found the perfect home for us and helped us to get it at the price we were willing to pay. He gave us all the pointers and suggestions to walk us through the search, inspections, offer options and closing process. You can't  find a better Realtor. If we decide to move we'll choose Mike Hastings again."

"Mike has been exceptionally helpful in listing our homes for rent and for sale over the last few years. He is quick acting, responsive, willing to extend himself under temporal constraints, and he knows the local market very well.
I trust Mike with the sale of our most important asset -  our home."

- Holly D.

- Eddie D.