New listing: 876 Crest Valley Drive, Atlanta

Timeless, private, luxurious: 876 Crest Valley Drive is a home apart, with the look and feel of a Mediterranean villa, surrounded by private, level grounds, and anchored by a spectacular indoor/ outdoor stone veranda and infinity pool area.

The first impression is straight out of the south of France or Spain’s Costa del Sol, with the tile roof echoed in the deep arched doorways and windows. The elegant facade is underscored by quality concrete construction, copper gutters, and all new home systems.

As you step inside, a gorgeous staircase sweeps upward in the center hall; dining and living rooms open through arched doorways on either side of the hall and then you are drawn forward toward the oversize french doors opening out onto the veranda.

Warm stone floors run throughout most of the home’s living areas and the light plaster walls are punctuated by rich, dark wood doors and trim.

Arches and curves are a key element to the home’s aesthetic, from the staircase to the doorways and windows. You’ll find these lovely details echoed throughout the home, starting with the entrance.

The loggia runs along the rear of the house, bathed with light from its wall of windows and doors and overlooking the outdoor space, verandas, pool, and lawns.

Elegant but casual, the living room has soaring windows overlooking green space and a fountain, on one side and a grand limestone fireplace on the other.

It adjoins both the informal round breakfast room on one side and the kitchen on the other.

The open kitchen is a masterpiece: impeccable finishes and appliances, it flows seamlessly with the elegant living room adjacent to it. Separate full refrigerator and freezer and a butlers pantry provide for all of your storage needs and doorways out to the covered veranda make outdoor meals a breeze. There is a yet-to-be-used brick built pizza oven just outside as well!

With practically acres of burnished counter tops, the island works as a serving area for parties, a spot for a quick bite to eat, or a wonderful workspace for the chef to create.

Handcrafted just outside Paris, the La Cornue range with its deep enamel finish and brass accents has double ovens and a custom hood, truly a chef’s dream.

The home’s formal dining room has space to easily seat ten or more. Niches for art, chandeliers and open fireplace create the perfect ambiance for a dinner party or memorable holiday gathering.

Rich wood panelling and darker wood floors transition the bar and study from the airy elegance of the kitchen and entertaining spaces to a cozier, more intimate room.

The intricate and detailed woodwork and oversized fireplace maintain the richness of the home’s aesthetic, complimenting the airiness in the living and dining rooms.

There are six brick-built limestone fireplaces throughout the home, with beautifully carved surrounds, each unique and proportioned to its space.

The spectacular vaulted owner’s suite is on the main floor – an entire wing of the house, in fact – with direct access to the veranda. Plaster, stone, and arching windows surround you with light and space; wide plank wooden floors, natural beams, and limestone fireplace add warmth and texture.

The adjoining bath is in an atrium-like space, clad in light marble and mosaic tile finishes; deep soaking tub, separate shower, and dressing areas complete the suite.

With brushed silver accents and an abundance of natural light, the bath is subtle and serene, yet incredibly luxurious.

Upstairs in the central part of the home are four ensuite bedrooms. Connected by a hall and balcony overlooking the pool area and sweeping lawn and trees, each has private balcony access via double french doors.

The outdoor living areas are just as spectacular as the interior, with a covered portico and seating around a large fireplace, then stepping down to the veranda surrounding the infinity edge pool. With multiple seating areas and wide doorways connecting to the interior rooms, it is really a seamless entertaining space with plenty of room for outdoor lounging and dining.

Surrounded by stonework and overlooking the lawn, the pool’s waterfall and natural look finish create a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere. The pool house contains two of the home’s bedrooms and has the option to be expanded with a second floor.

Unusual in the area’s hilly terrain, the level two-acre lot is perfect for children or pets to run and play. Fully fenced and secure, the estate is your own private oasis.

With a property of this level of detail, it’s impossible to fully appreciate without seeing it in person. For more information on this unique property, you can take a look at the listing on my website and then reach out for an appointment to view. I will be showing to qualified buyers this week, so please reach out for more information.

876 Crest Valley Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327

Property overview: 7 bedrooms ; 9 bathrooms ; 10,937 sq.ft.; 4 garages ; 2 acre level property ; gated and fully fenced with camera security ; concrete construction ; full house generator ; pool with pool house

Schools: Heards Ferry ; Ridgeview Charter ; Riverwood International Charter

Offered at $3,110,000

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New Listing: 7155 Roswell Road #59, Atlanta, 30328

The feel of a single family home in a turn-key, low maintenance townhome! This elegant brick home has been renovated to the studs with impeccable attention to detail, ready for you to move in and put your feet up. The HOA even does all the the external upkeep for you! As I am creating this and posting I have already received 2 offers, so hurry if you’re interested!

This two story foyer and gorgeous staircase create a grand welcome, but you have everything you need to live on the main floor, from garages to master suite and laundry.

A large sitting room is anchored by a gas log fireplace and gleaming new hardwoods, which carry through the main floor.

With one of end of the room in floor to ceiling windows, the other end opens onto a private back deck. This is an end unit, allowing for windows on three sides of the living spaces, bathing the home in light.

A spacious dining room around the corner also overlooks the deck. French doors with transoms create some separation between dining and kitchen without blocking any light or flow when entertaining.

The kitchen has been thoughtfully and thoroughly renovated with a soft neutral palette, beautiful custom cabinetry, and lots of bright counter space. The breakfast room is a sunny spot to start your day. And unlike many townhouse communities now, there are no stairs between the garage and main floor, so carrying groceries in is a breeze.

And the storage! The renovations were done with an eye for smart, easy-access storage. You’ll find solutions like this great spice cabinet tucked throughout the house.

Master suite is on the main floor, with hardwoods and a bright bay window looking out onto a lovely greenscape.

The master bath has a huge double vanity with plenty of storage, a fresh tile surround, and large walk-in shower.

The updated laundry room is conveniently located beside the master suite.

Upstairs are two additional bedrooms with shuttered windows and fresh neutral carpet. One is currently a lounge and would be a great work-from-home office or exercise room.

A full bath is shared by the two upstairs rooms, which was also fully renovated and updated.

With deck on the back and a nice bit of lawn on the side, this home give the feeling of a much larger lot but without the maintenance. The community is full of mature trees and plantings and is very walkable. As well as community amenities like pool and tennis, shopping, dining, hospitals and groceries are all close by. There is golfing, tennis clubs, and Chattahoochee River Park walking trails within a mile of the home.

Take a look at the full listing here for more details about this great Sandy Springs townhome. If you’re looking for low maintenance home with a great neighborhood feel, this is a great option. I’d love to set up a showing to help you get a feel for all that it has to offer!

7155 Roswell Road # 59

Property overview: 3 bedrooms ; 3 bathrooms ; 2763 sq.ft. ; 2 car garage ; end unit townhouse ; gated swim/tennis community ; master bedroom and laundry on main ; fully renovated ; walkable to Sandy Springs town center

Schools: Woodland-Fulton ; Sandy Springs ; North Springs 

Offered at: $449,900

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Vinings Real Estate Record!

The real estate market in Vinings has never been hotter! The spectacular home at 3753 Cochise Drive, Atlanta, GA closed just over 2 weeks ago for what I am hearing is the highest sale price ever in Vinings, somewhere just under $5 million!

via: Buckhead Patch.com

And speaking of neighborhoods, this location is unbeatable: 5 acres of beautiful Chattahoochee riverfront property adjacent to the Cochise Swim and Tennis Club. And just across the river in Buckhead is Tyler Perry’s former home, another record-setting Atlanta real estate sale.

The Vinings real estate market has been consistently strong with great resale values over many years, and its always exciting to see that trend continue! I will post more details as they become available.

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Coming Soon! 2881 Vinings Way, Atlanta 30339

Coming to the market in mid-March, here is a sneak preview of my latest listing, a spacious 5 bedroom / 5 bathroom home on a quiet cul-de-sac. You won’t want to miss it!

This brick traditional with updated kitchen and bathrooms has a large, private yard, complete with a landscaped fire pit area and plenty of room for a pool.

On almost .75 acres, the home will be offered at $995,000.

Gracious living space and a study on the main floor, family bedrooms on the second floor, with a play room or home gym in the partially finished walk-out basement make this a versatile, livable floor plan.

This home is currently rented until the end of July.

I’ll be posting many more details soon so keep an eye out for more information, or feel free to  give me a call with any questions about this great property!

2881 Vinings Way , Atlanta 30339

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New listing: 2023 Chelton Way SE

I shared a sneak peek of this home last week – now it is listed and ready to view!

There are a few reasons why this home will sell quickly: the first reason is walkability! So rare to find in Cobb County, this home is directly across from Smyrna’s West Village, a development created around the walkable village concept, with coffee shops, bars and restaurants, boutiques, a grocery store, and more, in a peaceful park-like setting. It is also really close to other shopping (like Sprouts Market and Publix) and has easy access to the Silver Comet Trail!

Second, this beautifully maintained home is an amazing value for the square footage. New construction at the same size nearby is selling for hundreds of thousands more!

The family room’s vaulted ceilings and open plan emphasize the home’s spaciousness, while the adjacent sunroom is a more intimate, cosy living area.

Between the spacious formal dining room and cozy breakfast room, you’ll have plenty of room for family gatherings

The bright kitchen overlooks the family room and views of the trees at the back of the house.

The master bedroom includes a sitting area, a large walk-in closet, and dramatic tray ceilings.

An unfinished daylight basement makes adding additional living space a real possibility; build your own home office space, gym, or game room! A large deck also provides more flexible living and entertaining space.

While some walkable neighborhoods might feel like they have less elbow room between houses, this home’s private wooded backyard gives a buffer for more peace and quiet.

The interior has been freshly painted and is move- in ready; take a look at the listing for more details and give me a call to set up your in person viewing today!

2023 Chelton Way SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

Property overview: 3 bedrooms ; 3 bathrooms ; 3,660 sq. ft. ; 2 car garage ; unfinished daylight basement ; walkable to Smyrna’s West Village ; private wooded backyard

Schools: Nickajack ; Campbell ; Campbell

Offered at: $399,900

Note: In order to keep everyone safe and healthy in this new COVID-19 reality, I have implemented some additional safety measures and options for home visits. I offer in-person viewings to adults only with masks and either disinfecting wipes or gloves for my clients. I am also offering virtual walk-throughs via Duo or Facebook Live. Please feel free to ask about any other ways I can assist in making a home tour a comfortable experience.

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Coming Soon! 2023 Chelton Way, Smyrna 30080

Here is a sneak peak of a home I will be listing soon!

2023 Chelton Way is located in one of Smyrna’s close-in neighborhoods, walkable to West Village with its great shopping and dining, as well as the Silver Comet Trail. We all spend a lot of time in our cars here in Atlanta so it’s great to be able to put the car away when you get home from a long week and still be able to head out to a wine bar or grab a beer and a pizza.

Its rare to find a newer home like this one so close to Vinings and I-285, especially at its $399,900 price!

Beautifully maintained with a basement and private wooded lot, this home has high ceilings and hardwoods.

Smyrna’s West Village is a unique pedestrian-friendly enclave with greenspace and shopping, but still as close as you can get to the conveniences of the city.

Check back soon for more details or give me a call to schedule an in person viewing!

 2023 Chelton Way, Smyrna 30080  

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New listing: 2160 Meadowcliff Drive NE

Traditional design with a modern feel, this spacious home feels better than brand new!

With a soothing color palette and site-finished hardwoods, the main floor is seamless, with an open family-friendly floor plan. Off the center entrance hall with high arched ceilings is the dining room and a sitting room, with the kitchen and family room to the rear of the house.

A stack stone fireplace and coffered ceilings frame the family room, which has a bank of windows overlooking the wooded back yard. Ebony finished built-ins add subtle drama to the room without detracting from the cohesive color palette.

The formal dining room has great details – high wainscoting, coffered ceiling and again, those gorgeous hardwoods. A butler’s pantry between the dining and kitchen keeps wine bottles handy for dinner parties.

This kitchen is really a show-stopper! The center island is huge, lit from above with designer pendants, with deep soft-close draws below for great storage options. It’s all about subtle details, with tonal cabinetry, stainless accents and a herringbone subway tile backsplash for a clean but luxe space.

A six burner Wolf range, deep stainless farmhouse double sink, and double ovens mean you’re ready for entertaining (or for Saturday morning pancakes!)

There is also a guest suite on the main floor for privacy and stair-free accommodations.

The landing at the top of the staircase is the hub of the second floor with four bedrooms and laundry room spoking off the hallway. Built-ins flank a step up playroom, carpeted for more comfortable playtime.

This bedroom with arched ceilings is being used as a sweet nursery currently, and would make a wonderful child’s room, just a few steps from the master and playroom.

Almost a full wing of the floor, the master suite has hardwoods, coffered ceilings and space for a seating area.

Take a look at this phenomenal bath! The walk-in shower with rain shower head flanks a deep soaker tub, and has a wood-look tile floor and surround.

Generous counter space and a double sinks with an abundance of cabinets keep everything stashed out of sight.

More of a dressing room than a walk-in closet, the built-ins keep your shoe and bag collection organized and displayed.

Head down to the lower level for full floor of entertaining, hobby, and relaxing space.

By “better than brand new,” I mean this basement build out: a full bar, media room, game room, home gym, and office have all been completed recently. A more casual feel than the main floor but with the same high spec finishes as the rest of the home, this daylight basement offers a lot of flexibility and space.

A large portion of the backyard is fully fenced, a secure space for children and pets. More recent upgrades to the home are landscaping and a flat play area with a cedar play structure.

Tucked away on a quiet side street, you have the benefits of a serene neighborhood but with easy access to I-85 for your commute.

This home checks all the boxes for space, luxury finishes, great floor plan, and great location. Take a look at the listing here for more details and, as always, feel free to reach out with any questions or to arrange a an in-person visit.

Note: In order to keep everyone safe and healthy in this new COVID-19 reality, I have implemented some additional safety measures and options for home visits. I offer in-person viewings to adults only with masks and either disinfecting wipes or gloves for my clients. I am also offering virtual walk-throughs via Duo or Facebook Live. Please feel free to ask about any other ways I can assist in making a home tour a comfortable experience.

This property also requires advance notice to show due to owner’s work/sleep schedule

2160 Meadowcliff Drive NE Atlanta GA 30345

Property overview: 6 bedrooms; 6 bathrooms; 5388 sq ft ; 3 car garage ; full finished basement ; fenced back yard ;

Schools: Oak Grove ; Henderson ; Lakeside

Offered at: $1,295,000

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Under Contract: 9 Albemarle Drive NW

Tucked up to a 25 acre nature reserve, 9 Albemarle is in an enclave of just 11 homes on a private street. With shelter-in-place fresh on our minds, many home buyers are thinking not only about their living spaces but also about how we live in our homes more than ever. And if you are looking for generous space and serenity, this may be the perfect place for you to call home. Designed by acclaimed Atlanta architect Kenneth Lynch, it is a timeless and gracious home with beautiful updates to make it move-in ready.

Traditional vernacular architecture and a shake shingle roof create a welcoming first impression. The home’s threshold is reached via a wide front porch, with room for comfortable seating sheltering under a classic southern blue ceiling.

The entrance hall opens to the main floor living areas, each distinctive but with an open flow throughout. The beautiful millwork in the entrance hall continues throughout the home with unique fireplace surrounds, built in shelving, and elegant cornicing.

Stepping down from the entrance hall is the formal living room with two walls of windows to let in plenty of natural light, a beautiful fireplace with Federal-style mantel, and more of the woodwork you will see throughout the home.

Across the hall is the formal dining room with plenty of room for a generous table seating 10-12 people.

A butler’s pantry between the dining room and kitchen is so rare these days! Keep everything you need for entertaining at your fingertips!

The updated custom kitchen is really special, with cabinetry evoking an old-world aesthetic with refined, luxurious surfaces and finishes.

Again, this home is all about the feeling of serenity, with impeccable details that underscore its everyday luxury – the woodwork detailing on the wine bar and center island being a case in point.

Adjoining the kitchen is this hearth-side dining area for weeknight family dinners. Like the butler’s pantry, the brick hearth is a rare feature!

A sunny keeping room off the kitchen and dining space has a vaulted ceiling and views of the greenery outside; important, given how many of us are working from home more than ever, the french doors can be closed as needed.

The real heart of the family home, the kitchen and dining area opens onto a large deck and overlooks the back yard and green space, with french doors you can open wide for summer entertaining.

This gorgeous laundry room certainly brightens up necessary household tasks; an adjoining informal office space could serve as a sewing or craft space as well.

The second floor holds the 3 generously sized en suite bedrooms, including a spacious master suite with a dressing room and large bathroom with double vanity, free standing soaking tub, and walk-in shower.

While the finishes are minimal, they are truly elegant, with accents carefully chosen to compliment the serenity of the space.

The terrace level is fully finished and houses two large play and living rooms and a bedroom suite.

Vaulted ceilings, a wet bar, wood burning stove, and exterior french doors make this a true upgrade from many finished basement levels.

Full sized windows and generous ceiling height, along with a large walk-in shower make this suite perfect for visiting grandparents or guests.

Mature trees, beautiful landscaping, and a generous deck form the backdrop of this home’s tranquil setting. You may be minutes from shopping, dining, and schools (the neighborhood is 2 minutes from The Westminster School’s back entrance), but your peace won’t be disturbed by through traffic or highway noise.

On a private cul de sac with a flat parking area just off the front porch, you can teach the kids how to ride their bikes or take an evening stroll without constantly watching for traffic.

Take a look at my Facebook Live walk-thru of this home of reach out to me for an in-person viewing. There are more details and photos on the listing itself as well as info about upcoming open houses!

9 Albemarle Drive NW Atlanta GA 30327

Property overview: 4 bedrooms; 7 bathrooms; 6460 sq ft; 3 car garage; full finished basement/terrace level; butler’s pantry; tennis community; nature preserve

Schools: Morris Brandon / Sutton / North Atlanta

Offered at $1,399,900

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New listing: 2919 Paces Lake Dr SE

Walking into this home has the feel of entering the great hall of an old estate, with soaring beamed ceilings, wormy chestnut panelling, and a stone hearth at its heart! But this custom home creates a sense of place without sacrificing any modern amenities or location.

The timber framing is graceful, supporting a soaring vaulted ceiling across the entire main living space. A recent interior remodel was designed by award-winning residential designers Spitzmiller and Norris .

This room is dramatic from every angle, with a tall stone fire place anchoring a living area at one end, sweeping views over the lake on one side, and a handsome chef’s kitchen on the other.

Tucked into the side of the great hall, the kitchen has a large marble island, double chef’s range and dishwashers. The lowered ceiling brings a cosiness to the space while a bank of windows keeps the room full of light.

The dining room has the feel of a solarium, with floor to ceiling windows on three sides overlooking the lake. A pass through bar and fire place on one wall create a cosy enclosure without interfering with the flow to the living room just beyond.

This recent addition features dramatic vaulted beams which continue in the living room with another wall of glass overlooking the serene lake on one side and the lush plantings in the front of the home on the other.

The master suite is an entire wing of the house with a large bedroom, and beyond it, a private sitting room with the same vaulted ceilings and walls of windows as the solarium-like dining room. Warm chestnut panelling in the room reminds me of the grand old lake lodges in the Adirondacks, effortless but luxurious.

A deep, free-standing bath invites long soaks; two vanities and a walk-in shower, as well as custom built-ins in the large dressing room / closet are thoughtful amenities that bring luxury to the everyday.

Downstairs, past the wine cellar and office with fireplace, is a large suite with bedroom, lounge, and full bath; currently a home gym, it could be a private guest suite, with plenty of light and views of the lake.

Sheltered under the upper balcony is a rocking chair porch and a large dining area. Step down to two more patio areas with seating and room for a fire pit or outdoor yoga space.

Sloping down to the lake and dock, the home has a sunny upper deck, several large flagstone patios and a lawn at lakeside. Wander the path on down to the lake through mature trees and landscaping and enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail out on the dock. Looks like the good life to me!

This is a one of a kind home in an exceptional location. Private and peaceful, but you can also walk sidewalks to Vinings Village. It’s really a little slice of heaven! Take a look at the listing online for dozens of photos of this home and give me a call any time to arrange a viewing.

Note: In order to keep everyone safe and healthy in this new COVID-19 reality, I have implemented some additional safety measures and options for home visits. I offer in-person viewings to adults only with masks and either disinfecting wipes or gloves for my clients. I am also offering virtual walk-throughs via Duo and will be doing a Facebook Live tour on Friday (time TBA, so check Facebook for updates). Please feel free to ask about any other ways I can assist in making a home tour a comfortable experience.

2919 Paces Lake Drive SE Atlanta GA 30339

Property overview: 4 bedrooms; 4 bathrooms; 4531 sq. ft.; master on main; double garage ; 15O ft. lake frontage with dock ; full walk out basement with terraces ; Cochise Club eligible

Schools: Teasley ; Campbell ; Campbell

Offered at: $1,750,000

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Take out Restaurants during our Stay at Home time.

It looks like this site, Takeout COVID, is willing to add any restaurants that are open for delivery or pick up. Please contact them to add any that you know of that aren’t represented here. I’ve only been cooking at home for the past month but it’s starting to get old, so I may venture out to get some take out for a change. Enjoy!

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