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