Some people want to put the past behind them, while others never tire of reliving the “good old days.” According to some stories in the news this week, it seems people from both groups have a penchant for Atlanta real estate.

If you find yourself visiting downtown Cedartown, Ga., this week, don’t be alarmed by any sudden change in scenery. No, you haven’t accidentally stumbled into a time machine (just into someone’s camera shot.) 11 Alive reports that Main Street has been transformed into a scene resembling the 1960’s for a movie shoot. Actor Billy Bob Thorton will be in town to film scenes for a new movie called, “Jayne Mansfield’s Car.” Tourists are flocking to the area and are, along with approximately 40 crew members, bringing plenty of revenue into the city.

Speaking of revenue, The Wall Street Journal featured an Atlanta home built in 1955 as the House of the Day. The house is currently listed for $2.75 million and is anything but old-fashioned. Owner John Griffin says he spent roughly $450,000 remodeling the house three years ago, and the results speak for themselves. The home features walls of glass that overlook the lakes and gardens. Interior appointments include walnut floors, walnut staircases, Spanish-tile flooring in the kitchen and a 20-foot ceiling in the living room. Griffin says the house is too much for him to maintain on his own, so he will be looking to downsize to a townhouse near downtown Atlanta.

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