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Lights, Camera, Action, Y’all!

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Atlanta’s booming film industry has brought a flurry of A-list stars to Buckhead recently. Ryan Gosling, who is filming the ‘70’s noir “The Nice Guys” with Russell Crowe was spotted out enjoying dinner at the Buckhead Diner last weekend. They have been filming all over town including the retro fabulous Sandy Springs home of Dallas Austin (where Justin Beiber stayed while he worked on a recording project earlier this year).

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Dallas Austin’s retro fabulous home photo credit: inquisitr.com

 

Marvel is filming “Ant-man” downtown in mid-November, superhero fans! The film is starring Paul Rudd as a man who can change sizes and communicate with insects. And speaking of superheroes, former superheroine and Cartersville native Chloe Moretz (who was Hit Girl in the film “Kick Ass”) is filming “The Fifth Wave” on location in Ansley Park.

 

And for fans of ‘80’s comedy, Ed Helms of “The Office” is back in his hometown of Atlanta doing a sequel to the Griswald’s “Vacation” to Wally World. He’s playing the role of a grown-up Rusty Griswald with Christina Applegate cast as his wife. I hear that while their roles will be small, both Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo will be making an appearance. They’ve been filming around Midtown and in Charlotte NC.

 

It sounds like there will be more of this in our area as Tyler Perry Studios expands with its purchase of property in the decommissioned Ft MacPherson and Jim Jacoby builds the huge Atlanta Media Campus and Studios in Gwinnett, slated to be the largest movie complex outside of California.

 

If you’re looking for a little of the “lights, camera, action” yourself, here’s a casting call I recently heard about: Looking for wealthy philanthropists, business owners and CEOs for an inspirational, uplifting primetime hour-long series for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The ideal families should live in the Atlanta area, have at least one 7-12-year-old child and would be able to assist another family in need. If you have everything in life money can buy and feel like giving back to a hard working family who had their run of bad luck, please apply here:  http://www.nbc.com/casting#htohl

 

Break a leg, y’all!

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Chastain Park Home: 11 Laurel Drive NE

Walk to Chastain Park’s concerts, tennis, swimming, the horse park and much more from this beautiful 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom family home. The home has been completely remodeled and has an elevator to the upper level. The main level is completely open to suit today’s lifestyle and each bedroom upstairs has a large full bath.  The master bedroom has a fireplace and luxurious bath as well as two walk-in closets. There is also a teen suite with a huge en suite bath and walk in closet as well. For those of you who love outdoor entertaining, this home has a huge deck – part of which is screened in for when you need to escape from the bugs. The deck is also perfect for watching the kids play in the beautiful backyard. The terrace level has a large rec room, guest suite and large laundry room.

If you’re unfamiliar with all that Chastain Park has to offer, check out the Chastain Park Conservancy. Georgia’s PATH Foundation also has a trail at Chastain Park. “One of PATH’s more social trails, the double-loop trail around North Fulton Golf Course and Chastain Park, is frequented by groups walking dogs, running laps, and pushing baby strollers. The trail is marked as two 5K courses and a separate 3K course. There are lights along the loop around North Fulton Golf Course to facilitate predawn and evening use. This trail is available for all user groups but primarily functions as a pedestrian venue.” You are also right across the park from The Galloway School.

With this location and the recent price reduction, this home won’t last!

Overview: 2,457 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 4 full/1 half bathrooms

Schools: Warren T. Jackson/ Sutton/ North Atlanta

List Price: $749,900

 

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Tina Hunsicker tinahunsicker.com (404) 931-3944

Tina Hunsicker
tinahunsicker.com
(404) 931-3944

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Dan Forsman Voted Most Admired CEO in Real Estate

Dan Forsman Most Admired CEO in Real Estate

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4046 Keswick Drive SE

From the wood moulded brick to the Grand Manor Shingle roof, there is so much quality in this elegant Traditional Vinings home. With 5 bedrooms up, a nanny suite on the terrace level with several family game rooms there as well, cul de sac location and a level front lawn, this home is perfect for a large family to move right in. Formal rooms are large and gracious and the kitchen opens to the family room. Decks line the back of the home and, though currently wooded, there is plenty of room for a play yard. It has a whole house generator, two car garage, and permanent stairs to the 4th level.

Overview: 5,440 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms, 4 full/ 2 half bathrooms. Schools: Teasley/ Campbell/ Campbell

List price: $1,325,000

View the full listing here on my website.

4046 Keswick Drive SE Atlanta, GA 30339

4046 Keswick Drive SE Atlanta, GA 30339

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Please contact me for more information or to view this beautiful Vinings home.

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Tina Hunsicker
tinahunsicker.com
(404) 931-3944

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Play time in Atlanta

Summer is here and we are all looking for things to do with our children. I ran across this great article – a list of Atlanta’s Top 10 Parks and Playground. Some of these might be old favorites, but it’s always good to learn about new parks when you need to mix up your summer routine.

Run, Swing, Slide: The 10 Best Atlanta Playgrounds

Before summer starts to swelter here in Hotlanta, it is time to take this outside, parents. We scoured the city and rounded up 10 playgrounds that are a breath of fresh air and a guaranteed boredom buster. These parks have something for everyone—even the grown-ups. Consider this your bitty’s bucket list. Enjoy!

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While our local Vinings/Smyrna playgrounds didn’t make the list, I’ll add my own recommendations:

Vinings: Cochise Riverview Club (members only): we have our own great playground by the pool.
Smyrna: There is a great playground by St Benedict’s. It is very clean, and young and older kids both enjoy this one.
Smyrna: Just up Atlanta Road is Taylor-Brawner Park. Besides having a great playground, it is also the site for Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays. Take your kids for the playground and stay for dinner or popsicles.
Buckhead: Beaverbrook Park. It’s very quiet and has a lot of shade for these hot, summer days.
Rainy Days: We’ve all used McDonalds and Chick Fila in a pinch or on a rainy day – can’t beat it.

Smyrna's Taylor-Brawner Park

Smyrna’s Taylor-Brawner Park

Are any of these your favorites? If not, where are your go-to playgrounds or parks?

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Breaking News From Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Bieber home shopping update

It looks like Justin isn’t ready to commit. According to TMZ, he has decided to rent for three months until he finds that perfect location. Like I said, I didn’t believe the other rumor since that house is so close to the street, but this house, the craziest house in quasi Buckhead (more Sandy Springs than Buckhead), makes sense. His temporary Atlanta home is that of record producer Dallas Austin. The four bedroom 5,500 sq. ft. home resembles a spaceship.

If he wants my opinion, he should just pay the big bucks and buy Tyler Perry’s estate on Paces Ferry Road for $28M. It has the security and privacy he needs, and is such a good location with easy access to I-75 to get intown and go to the airport. This estate would require a lot of upkeep and maintenance with the fabulous grounds and gardens and it comes with quite a hefty tax bill which was  reduced in 2012 to $285,000 but was as high as $397,771 in 2010, though, so I guess his search continues…  I use to have a listing in Ball Ground that has studio already built in, would definitely give him privacy too.  I’ll have to think more about what will fit the bill.

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Justin Bieber is home shopping in Atlanta

UPDATE 2/24/2014  Bieber tweeted that he never even looked at this home.  There was even a stunt by morning DJ’s that has been published to make fun of the whole thing.  Anyway, he’s here in a rental but this is NOT going to be his house.  Great publicity for the agent and great exposure for the house is all that really came out of the rumor.

 

Atlanta is home to many celebrities, and it looks like another one might be heading our way.

Justin Bieber has been looking to make Atlanta his home so he can be closer to the thriving hip hop community. According to TMZ, he has his eye on a sprawling estate off Blackland Road in Buckhead. Listed at $10,950,000, this 16,000 sq. ft., 7 bedroom/13 bathroom home has a lot to offer from energy efficient geothermal HVAC systems to a 70 foot pool/spa, gym, elevator and much, much more.

It is yet to be seen whether he really is interested or if this is just a way to generate interest in this property. According to his published interests – can’t be visible from the street (preferably secluded on 5+ acres), minimum of 10,000+ sq. ft., and lists for between $4 and $10 mil., this may not be the home for him. While the price and size may suit him, we’ll have to see whether he will settle for less acreage; the lot is listed at less than two acres.

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Photo credit: Zillow.com

Until the property is sold, any number of things can happen. One of my friends would be his neighbor if he did choose this home, she mentioned that she’d stop by with a welcome basket of a couple of dozen eggs :-). I’ll be sure to keep you posted as I always do about celebrity home purchases in Atlanta.

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4918 Chimney Oaks Drive

This spacious 5 bedroom 4.5 bath home has a perfect floor plan. There is new carpet and fresh paint throughout the house and the hardwoods have just been refinished. Downstairs you will find the walk-out basement of your dreams with a media room, billiard room, exercise room, bar and full bath. This home has the largest yard in the neighborhood, is located on a cul de sac, and is perfect for a family with small children. It has large living areas with a very open, bright floor plan. The kitchen has professional grade appliances and is open to the family room and keeping room. One of the bedrooms is on the main floor, but has always been used as an office. Priced at $450,000, it is ready to move in and can accommodate a quick close!

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NEW PRICE! 1209 Discover Green Lane

This beautiful, Weiland townhome has just been reduced and is ready for a new owner!

Located in Mabelton’s Legacy at the River Line, you will be able to enjoy the pool and fitness center as well as the security of a gated neighborhood. This home shows like new and is selling well below what the seller paid in 2007. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and 1 half bathroom. It has a large deck and a tandem two-car garage. The garage is also stubbed for a bath. The master bath has a separate shower and garden tub, and the kitchen is equipped with stainless appliance and gas cooking. There are beautiful hardwoods on the main floor as well as a two-sided fireplace between the dining room and living room. It also has new carpet and fresh paint throughout. Legacy at the River Line is just minutes from I-285 offering quick access to the airport.

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1209 Discover Green in Legacy at the River Line

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Rear deck and garage

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Beautiful hardwoods and double-sided fireplace

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Master bedroom

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Double vanity in master bathroom

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Gas stove and stainless appliances

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Great amenities at Legacy at the River Line

Please contact me for more information or to see this beautiful townhome. Priced at $189,900, I don’t expect this home to be available much longer!

 

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