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My followers are the first to know of a new listing coming to market in the next week in the heart of Vinings on Paces Lake.
This high quality custom home was built in 1998 and is one of the best lots on the street. This lot allows the home to have 3 sides of water views with privacy. Custom finishes thru out include, shake shingle roof, copper gutters, solid wood doors, heart of pine floors and pine cabinetry to mention a few.
The main level is perfect for entertaining with a 4 seasons sun room that has walls of windows overlooking the lake on all sides. The doors from the sun room lead to a blue stone patio with outdoor fireplace overlooking the lake as well. Its an easy stroll down the steps to your private boat dock and lift.
This Design Galleria kitchen features professional appliances and granite countertops and is open to a cozy fireside keeping room. The formal dining room is massive and easily seats 12. There is a large living room or family room on this level as well, all in all it has 3 sitting/living rooms on the main which allows for entertaining large groups.
All bedrooms are ensuite and all bathroom fixtures are imported from England and are a classic white and the tiles have black traditional accents. The ceilings are 10 ft. and the mouldings are intricate and detailed.
The master is on the main which is a favorite here in Vinings and the teen suites are huge upstairs with extra sinks in the closets for visiting teens or art projects – 3 teen suites in all. The closets in the teen suites are rooms unto themselves! The basement is a perfect hang out place with a media room, sports storage space, billiard or shuffle board room and fitness room or nanny suite. There is room for a pool if you’d like. Plus I need to mention a 3 car garage where even the flooring is blue stone! We are getting this ready for market and it will be listed next week at $2,495,000. Walk to private schools. Call me if you’d like to see it then and you can be my neighbor! 2945 Paces Lake Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339
Atlanta is known for its influx of relocation clients. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties is the largest Relocation provider in the city. Often when I have one of these clients, they are trying to figure out what area of the City to live in. I just saw this post on Facebook and it made me chuckle, but hopefully it will be helpful to people in their search. Vinings isn’t included, but its often been described as just like Buckhead without the lipstick. Enjoy!
When a home has good bones like this one, all it takes is a little refresh to make it sparkle! Fresh paint, beautifully refinished hardwoods, and updated kitchen and bathrooms have brought this classic beauty up to date and move-in ready. A lush, established neighborhood in a great location are just icing on the cake.
The Georgian center hall floor plan opens with a grand staircase and entrance hall and the main floor radiates out from it with living and sitting rooms on one side and dining and kitchen on the other.
There is a relaxed formality to the home; at once very livable and open and also elegant. With enough separation between spaces to make for quiet conversations there is still with a great entertainers flow to the main floor.
The gorgeous hardwood floors are throughout the main floor; built-ins, moulding, and a fireplace with a tile surround are classic details that you’ll find in every room.
This dining room was made for family holiday meals!
Open to a great breakfast room, a sun room, and is steps to a spacious laundry room, the kitchen has been updated recently.
The kitchen is impeccable, with modern finishes that blend into the home’s classic style.
The master suite is huge, with tray ceilings, beautiful fresh paint, and beautifully refinished hardwood floors.
The master bath has been updated to include a soaker tub and a walk-in shower. Built-ins make the most of the abundant closets.
The home’s 5 bedrooms are bright, large, and well-proportioned, with plenty of room for kids to spread out and create their own personal refuge.
A classic southern feature, the charming sunroom is just off the kitchen and family room, a great place for kids to spread out with creative projects when it’s too hot to enjoy the yard. Or, you could indulge your inner green thumb and fill it with plants!
With a bonus room, a full daylight basement with a kitchenette and private entrance, there is abundant flexible space for a media rooms, home office or gym, teen space, or an in-law suite. There is a fenced yard, although the lot is larger than the fenced space at almost 3/4 acres.
4560 S Elizabeth Lane SE Atlanta GA 30339
Property Overview: 5 bedrooms/ 5 bathrooms; 4,485 square ft; finished daylight basement with kitchenette; 4 side brick Georgian traditional; Cochise Club swim/tennis eligible; fenced yard; enclosed sun room
Schools: Teasley / Campbell / Campbell
Speaking of Grand Openings- Chicken Salad Chick is opening its newest Atlanta location in Vinings Station, Wednesday, March 7. If you haven’t heard of Chicken Salad Chicks, they’re an Auburn, Alabama based fast-casual restaurant owned by Stacy Brown with great Southern classics like chicken salad and pimento cheese.
Southern Living raves about their grape chicken salad recipe and for a good reason- it’s addictive! Here is their Vinings store page with all the details of their location and menu. I’ll do a Facebook live video tomorrow to share my experience with you all. You can “like” or follow my Real Vinings|Buckhead page for more of what makes my town a great place to call home.
As always, if I can show you around and help you find a home here, I’d be more than happy to chat or meet with you. Let me know how I can help!
Rates are going up and now is a better time to buy than any other time this year. Here’s what the anticipated interest rate increases mean in terms of monthly mortgage payments.
We don’t expect any softening in values, so the rate increase means you’ll be able to buy less house. I’m up to date on what you can get at many price points and can help you buy quickly.
Berkshire Hathaway has released its Buckhead real estate market update for January 2018 and it looks like 2018 was off to a slow start. However, I believe it is related to the weather we experienced here and not the demand. I do see activity picking up in February and a sense of urgency with the threat of higher interest rates on the horizon.
We have basically 3 markets going on right now. If a buyer is looking under $500,000 they can be prepared for a bidding war with multiple offers on properties that are priced right. That’s particularly true in the under $350k price range. Buyers that are looking from $500k-$1.5M can expect an even balance of buyers and sellers and should expect to pay comparable pricing to last year with little increase in pricing. The buyers in the over $2M price range are in a buyers market and should expect to get deals. There is about 4 years of inventory out there and plenty to pick from. These buyers may have a high cash percentage as a down payment but due to the higher price points they are particularly sensitive to interest rate increases.
As always, your home is unique and as such requires an expert to help you price. Hitting the range at the right price will help you sell in a reasonable amount of time. I pride myself on my recommendations, not that all of my clients take them, but I’m confident in the analysis and getting your home sold rapidly if it is within the range. We are ready to help you take the most advantage of this upcoming Spring market!
Please feel free to reach out with any questions!
Don’t let the mid-century exterior of this sweet bungalow fool you- this place is SPACIOUS! Surrounded by mature trees in an established neighborhood, but fully renovated with thoughtful additions, this home offers an open floor plan and flexible space for a really comfortable family home.
Hardwoods in the living room continue through the keeping room and dining area off the kitchen for a clean, cohesive look with few barriers to break up the space. Fresh neutral paint and lighting make this home completely move-in ready.
Unlike many mid-century homes, dining and kitchen areas have been opened up so there is an easy flow for entertaining – no one is stuck in the kitchen when guests are here!
Beautiful light granite, clean Shaker cabinetry, and stainless appliances keep the spacious kitchen light and bright while maximizing storage and counter space.
The kitchen is open to the adjacent bonus room; perfect to keep an eye on the kids as a playroom.
The keeping room is a quiet spot for a reading nook just off the main living room.
The spacious master suite is a really well-done addition to the home’s original footprint. Hardwoods, lots of windows, and a great lighting plan keep the space light, bright, and fresh.
The master suite continues with it’s own private full bath with dual vanities and a generous walk-in closet.
Two more bedrooms with gleaming hardwoods, and two full bathrooms make for plenty of space for family and guests.
With both outdoor and kitchen access, the bonus room has the potential to be anything you want it to be. Home office with a door for clients, playroom for the kids, even a home gym, this room is ready to go with lots of built in storage.
The back yard is spacious with mature trees and lawn. Not only only did the homeowners add the master suite, but a great deck, fire pit area, and gazebo seating were added as well for great use of outdoor space.
This home is a gem and I look forward to sharing it with its new owners. Call me with any questions or to set up an appointment to view. and take a look at the full listing on my website for all the details (and lots more photos!)
821 Lake Court SE Smyrna, GA 30082
Property overview: 3 bedroom/3 bathroom, Bungalow style, keeping room, large corner lot, deck, master suite addition. Square footage n/a.
Schools: King Springs/ Griffen/ Campbell
Listing price: $299,000