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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
Renovations, especially kitchen upgrades, are always a hot topic with my friends and clients. I am on several discussion boards on Facebook and recently the topic came up again. I linked them to my last post and they were very thankful. So I thought I’d take any new suggestions and enhance the original blog post. Kitchen renovations can completely change the look and function of a home, and since they can be expensive, homeowners want to make smart decisions that they will want to live with for a long time.
Since kitchen renovations can also be one of the best home upgrades you can make in terms of real estate resale, it makes sense to me to make the changes you need to make in order for your home to really work for you and your family. Additionally, I work with builders and always work to keep on top of the trends so they can included them in their home designs.
I’ve put together some of the most popular “must-haves” and hope you can find some ideas or inspiration here!
Farmhouse sinks: There is a lot of discussion (and differences of opinion) about whether homeowners prefer a large divided sink or a single basin sink, but either way, a big, spacious apron front or farmhouse sink seems to be a favorite and enduring choice. I personally love the deep single basin stainless and my builder has been using the white farmhouse like what is pictured below. Tell me your preferences!
Beverage station: keeping the family hydrated during Atlanta’s long (some would say 9 month) summer season without having the refrigerator opened constantly is the challenge that an independent beverage chiller solves. Whether a built-in undercounter refrigerator or a free-standing wine cooler with room for sodas and juice, a beverage station keeps everything accessible and at the right temperature.
Double dishwashers: Southerners love family dinners, and they love entertaining, but there’s nothing to love about running out of space in the dishwasher at the end of the night and having to hand wash a pile of dishes. Homeowners are loving the option of a second dishwasher that is capable of keeping up with ALL of their dishes.
Extra ovens: which extra oven works for you depends on your lifestyle and cooking preference, but an extra oven is a must for kitchen renovations. Steam ovens for the serious baker, convection ovens for the home chef , or hybrid microwaves are all popular choices (and the microwave can live in its own drawer in the lower cabinet to make snack time easier for kids.)
Under cabinet or countertop plugs: with the trend in high end backsplashes like quartz or marble, people are opting for less visible plugs either as power strips under the cabinets or built into the counter as flush or pop-up outlets. We all know you can never have too many outlets in the kitchen and these options fill that need without breaking up the lines of a gorgeous luxury backsplash.
Drawers, drawers, drawers: and I’ll add, pull-outs in general whether for garbage and recycling or for racks for baking equipment and especially for pantries!. Cooks are tired of scrambling blindly in deep cabinets looking for the right size lid for a pot or an ingredient hidden behind boxes in a pantry and are opting for easily accessible drawer and pull-out storage.
Appliance garages: with families investing in appliances that they use everyday but don’t necessarily love seeing on the countertop (think Vitamix and Keurig coffeemakers), appliance garages are getting bigger and taller. I’m even seeing them as part of a counter-level cabinet with adjustable shelves where you just close the doors on the practical but not beautiful appliances once you’re done with them.
High-end faucets: We all know, accessories can make or break an outfit so one of the most used elements in the kitchen should not be an afterthought! Faucets are also a place where function and design really come together and there are so many beautiful options out these days that can really make your kitchen sparkle.
Gold, brass, and copper facets are a bold trend that’s popping up more and more.
Like that classic strand of pearls, traditional styles can complete the look of your kitchen in an understated but elegant way.
Sleek, modern designs make a statement in a minimalist kitchen.
Air switches for garbage disposal: from gorgeous faucets to the mundane necessity of garbage disposals…but the air switch makes the disposal so easy to use and is virtually invisible mounted next to the sink.
Clean lines, pleasing proportions: while the feeling of a fresh kitchen renovation is hard to beat, keeping the look fresh for a long time is key. Opt for clean, crisp lines and neutral colors in your built-in elements while getting trendy and experimental with your accessories for long term renovation satisfaction. And pay attention to proportions to maximize your island, peninsula, and cabinets for the kitchen’s footprint.
I’ve never hear anyone regret getting as large a kitchen island as their space allows. Islands seem to be the center of the home where everyone gathers, whether it’s getting the kids breakfast in the morning or a fun gathering of friends.
What are your kitchen must-haves?
Whew! December was quite a busy month! For some reason, December has always been a good month work-wise, and this year was no exception. Of course, with a young child, there is a lot to do to prepare for Christmas. And if both of those things weren’t enough, on the 10th we converted from Prudential to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services!
Here is a nice article about the conversion from the Atlanta Business Chronicle:
by Douglas SamsCommercial Real Estate Editor- Atlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta’s largest residential real estate company plans to make a bold move into the ultra-competitive luxury home market.
The push comes almost eight months after Prudential Georgia Realty, probably known best for new home sales in suburban Atlanta markets, was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A, BRK-B) affiliate HomeServices of America Inc.
Now we’re on to 2014 and have new listings that will be popping up soon. I’ll be posting some in the days to come, but for now, we are hoping your year is off to a great start and you are staying warm!