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CALLING ALL BUILDERS!
Cute ranch home on a 125 ft wide perfect lot in Vinings.
Solid, spacious, ranch style home is in great shape and shows beautifully with fresh paint and hardwoods in most of the house. With a deck and sunroom for the warmer months and a fireplace for the winter, it could be updated to be a really attractive, comfortable family home.
Four bedrooms mean there is space for the whole family and the unfinished full basement could almost double the square footage.
While this house has a lot of potential as a fixer or investment property, let me tell you, the real value is in the lot! This is exactly what everyone is looking for but is so hard to find in Atlanta these days: large, gently sloping, without obstructions or backing up to utility lines, busy roads, or railroad tracks. It’s private and in a neighborhood with mature trees, with a mixture of older homes and high end new homes.
This location is unbeatable and the site would make the perfect setting for your custom dream home. The property is priced at the lot’s value.
I just closed on another property on this street which you can look at for comps.
Call me to set up a viewing (and bring your builder!) or to get more details on this property with so much potential. I’d love to help you dream BIG at this exceptional location in Vinings.
4251 Brookview Drive SE, Atlanta GA 30339
Property overview: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,633 square feet, 4 side brick ranch, daylight basement, 2 car garage.
Schools: Teasley/ Campbell/ Campbell
Listing price: $675,000
Well, this morning I waited in line for an hour in our freezing weather to be one of the 1st 100 customers of Chicken Salad Chick in The Station at Vinings shopping center, and boy was it worth the wait!
Chicken Salad Chick is located at 2810 Paces Ferry Road #310 next to Meehan’s and behind the QT. Its a large, homey space and they are ready to roll! I feel like I should be saying “y’all” as I describe this as it’s a Southerner’s dream come true with 12 varieties of Chicken Salad and Pimento Cheese and 7 types of salads, soups and more.
I was first introduced to Chicken Salad Chick at a Lacrosse tournament about a year ago when they were opening their Buckhead location on Roswell Rd. The store’s owner Lauren told me they’d been working since then to get this location open but they were going into a space that had never been a restaurant before, so it took quite a while to get it ready. There were many people from their corporate office on site today to greet the crowds and get the restaurant up and rolling.
They have lots of drawings today for Grand Opening and even more drawings thru the rest of this week; you can get the details on their Facebook Event Page. They are open Monday-Saturday, 10:30am-7pm. Stop by and check it out!
And as always, if you’d love to live in our wonderful walking village give me a call. There is actually one great deal right now that I’d love to tell you about that is SO close!
My clients are a family of four who seeks a newer home close to Vinings but can be in Buckhead close to private schools. They are looking for at least 4 bedrooms and a basement. A great lot is a plus. Up to $850,000.
If your home is a match and you’re interested in selling, give me a call!
We’re rounding up ideas for custom home (or renovations) “must-haves” by Atlanta homeowners! As I have posted before I hear a lot of great ideas from friends, neighbors, and clients about what they have learned from their experience in building or renovating.
Some ideas come up during every discussion. Lots of deep drawers in the kitchen, for example, are easier to access and keep organized that traditional cabinets. So if I list a repeat here, it’s because it’s still a great idea that people keep talking about.
Whole home systems:
Whole home water and air filtration systems can protect your home from environmental pollution and allergens. With Atlanta’s mild climate, seasonal allergies can be more like year-round allergies and an integrated air filtration system can go a long way in easing allergy symptoms. A water filtration system helps filter unwanted chemicals out of water used for drinking and bathing and can address issues with hard water.
Homeowners continue to love whole home central vac systems, especially with kitchen kick plate openings to make clean ups quick and easy. Whole home automated generators are being talked about on almost every site I follow and the Nextdoor apps due to all of the storms recently its a key feature (and convenient) that everyone who doesn’t have one thinks about and those of us that have them thank our lucky stars every time the power goes out, which seems more and more often in Buckhead and Vinings with all of our large mature trees.
In the kitchen:
Appliances with professional features continue to be a popular choice. Homeowners love the quality and functionality of smart refrigerators, convection or steam ovens, and powerful cook tops. Back when Pirch was still in business I loved to see the demos of all of these fabulous new appliances and dream about upgrading my kitchen. The expensive ones that I know I’ll never be able to justify are the built in Cappuccino makers and the wine dispensers that allow you have a fresh glass of wine and not have to finish the whole bottle. The more attainable upgrades are the steam ovens. Miele was my favorite, but my clients still prefer the Wolfe professional ranges it seems. Steam has also been a hot (get it hot) topic with washers as well. With messy boys the boy Mom’s I know are always looking for new and creative ways to remove stains.
A pot filler was another great idea. Get one plumbed in at the stove during construction and you’ll never have to lug a huge pot of water from the sink to the stove again. Pasta night (or a shrimp boil) just got a lot easier! I always crack up at this one as you still have to lug the pot to the sink to empty and wash it. But from my clients I’ve heard they just like the look of them as well.
Separate drink stations or refrigerators have come up every time I’ve had this conversation for years. But a new twist on that idea is a full refrigerator in the pantry, great not only for the kid’s drinks, but as extra space for parties and holiday meals. Those of that have been using the “beer” fridges in the garage for years love the idea of having it built right in.
Careful planning for electrical outlets and USB outlets is important as technology becomes more and more a part of our lives. Many of our homes revolve around the kitchen but thinking about placement of USB outlets in the home office is important too; no more crawling under the desk to find a plug for your devices when they are planned at desk level!
Bed and Bath:
A new trend seems to be in planning ahead for one-floor living. Dual master suites, one on the main floor and the other upstairs with family bedrooms allows for parents to be close to children at night during younger years with a guest suit on the main floor, and then the option to move down to one floor living in the future. This also works well for families who have grandparents visiting frequently, giving them privacy and space without having to deal with stairs.
Several people also talk about dual laundry rooms if space permits. Depending on your needs, a main laundry room on the bedroom floor and a smaller stackable laundry unit on the main floor or in the master closet can be really practical.
Although soaker tubs are still popular, people are putting a lot more thought into their showers. From multiple shower heads, steam showers, custom sound and lighting and amazing tile finishes, showers are getting the attention they deserve.
One great tip is a heated bench seat in the shower. Think about how great those heated floors are, but for your tush! One person even mentioned a built in coffee mug or wine glass holder. Talk about taking a long shower!
We’re always looking for ways to maximize our space and a lot of people are planning pocket doors into their homes during construction for that reason. Pocket doors are one of the single best space savers in a floor plan! Thinking through these subtle, harder to alter details during construction can really help with long term satisfaction. It just takes a little extra planning!
Indoor/ outdoor living:
Atlantans love their decks and porches! We like to practically live outdoors during nice weather but there are a couple of tips that can really extend the outdoor enjoyment. Screening in porches (or at least part of your porch) creates a bug-free outdoor space that’s great for dining, a kid’s hangout, or a spot for coffee in the morning. Adding ceiling fans or wall mounted oscillating fans to a porch keeps you cooler and keeps bugs away!
Having either a mudroom or a bathroom that is accessible to the outdoors is a must-have for many moms. Having a place to clean up kids who are muddy from soccer practice, organize backpacks, or clean up dirty paws helps keep the rest of the house cleaner. Speaking of muddy paws, a dog shower in the mud area or garage keeps Fido out of your tub or shower too.
Garages should not be an afterthought! Measuring the depth of your parking spaces and the width of you door can save you so many headaches in the future. Believe me, you don’t want to find out you can’t fit your car into your garage space after construction is complete!
Planning electrical outlets and lighting in a garage are important too. We use our garages for so many things besides parking and having enough lighting is key. No one wants to search through ski equipment or lacrosse gear with a flashlight in one hand. And with electric cars becoming so popular, consider adding a high voltage outlet to charge your car.
And one last tip for your outdoor space: add faucets and hose bibs to every side of your home. Keeping a long hose under control while you drag it around your house to hose off porches or walkways is a workout. Avoid that hassle by adding shorter hoses (and their plumbing) to all sides of your home.
So, what would you add to this roundup? Any great tips or lessons learned during construction? Check out the link from the previous list as well.
Brighton Court is a gated condo complex just a stones throw inside I-285 and convenient to GA 400. With 3 dedicated parking spaces and an elevator, this unit is hassle-free and would make a great first home for someone looking for a little more space and privacy than apartment living without the maintenance of a single family home.
An end unit, this home has plenty of light and quiet, with high ceilings and hardwood floors and an open floor plan for the living spaces. The living room centers around a gas log fireplace and flows into the dining area and kitchen.
A large living area includes living and dining areas and an open kitchen with breakfast bar. The kitchen has stone countertops and all appliances. An in-unit laundry room also includes washer and dryer.
A split “roommate” floor plan gives you privacy and flexibility. Each bedroom is spacious, with walk-in closets and private bathrooms.
There is plenty of storage, both within the unit and a large storage room on the property for seasonal storage or sports gear.
Not only is this home very commute-friendly, it is also located in a very walkable part of Atlanta, with a Starbucks and Target just across the street. The complex includes a fitness facility and pet walk areas.
This home is currently occupied with monthly income of $1400 until May 2018. At $179,900 it makes for a great investment property or a home for your graduating college student to get started in Atlanta.
You can view the full listing at my website; please call me with any questions or to set up a viewing for this great .
5641 Roswell Road #218 Atlanta GA 30342
Overview: 2 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; 1,253 sq.ft.; 1 gas fireplace; 3 parking spaces; storage unit; elevator; laundry in unit; gated condominium community
Schools: Lake Forest
Listing price: $179,900
Welcome to 1918 Sadler Drive, a traditional brick and shingle home located in Stonecrest Manor. The community is in a great location, halfway between historic Vinings and Smyrna Market Village, convenient to the Silver Comet Trail and the new Suntrust Park.
This home welcomes you into a spacious foyer with fresh, neutral paint and warm hardwood floors. The main floor has an open floor plan with a separate dining area with room for 12 at the table!
Soaring double height ceilings in the family room is overlooked by a a warm chef’s kitchen. A gas log fireplace anchors the space and high windows keep it light and bright.
Lighting, appliances, cabinetry, and millwork; this kitchen was finished to a very high standard while still having the feel of a family-friendly space. It also has plenty of storage and counter space and has double ovens- get ready to host Thanksgiving dinner! There is both seating at the granite island and a breakfast room for casual dining.
Overlooking the family room, the loft off the master bedroom has a built-in office space tucked into the center hall. The gorgeous moldings continue upstairs as well.
A spacious master suite with sitting area, trey ceilings, and hardwood floors are one of 5 bedrooms in this home.
The master bath has a spa-like soaking tub, dual vanities and opens into a huge dressing room/walk-in closet!
The finished full walk-out basement is currently a complete home gym but would also be a great media room, guest suite, or party room. It opens onto a lower patio and fully landscaped back yard.
Off the living room, a large deck overlooks the lushly landscaped backyard, complete with a wonderful waterfall feature. Talk about a personal oasis!
I look forward to showing you this great home! Take a look at my website for the complete listing details and call me to set up a viewing. This home is in one of Atlanta’s hottest real estate markets so it won’t last long!
1918 Sadler Drive SE Smyrna GA 30080
Overview: 5 bedrooms; 5 bathrooms; 4,536 sq.ft.; 2 car garage; 1 fireplace; full finished basement; laundry room; deck; professional landscaping with waterfall
Schools: Nickajack/ Campbell/ Campbell
Listing price: $655,000 10/3/2017
The first total solar eclipse to cross the entire United States in almost 100 years will be taking place Monday, August 21, 2017. And we here in Georgia get a prime spot to view the total eclipse as it crosses the northern part of the state.
The AJC reports: “According to NASA, the center-line path of totality — where the moon completely blocks the sun, the earth goes dark and the sun’s corona shimmers in the blackened sky — will stretch from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, and will last up to 2 minutes and 41.6 seconds.”
While folks in Atlanta will be able to see a short partial eclipse from spots in the city, many of us are planning to head north to see the full eclipse. Chase’s school will be doing field trips by grade level to spots in the path of the total eclipse to watch; and I plan on finding a good spot with some friends to watch.
365 Atlanta Family has a great list of north Georgia peaks and open spots where you can get the best unobstructed view of this phenomenon. They have included the times as the eclipse progresses across the state as well as links to state parks and resorts to help with planning. Rabun County is the most directly affected spot in Georgia and there are a lot of events planned in the days around the eclipse to commemorate it.
If you’re unable to make it out of the city (or have family members outside the eclipse path), don’t worry: NASA will be live-streaming the eclipse! They have set up a special website with lots of great info about the science as well as tips to get the most out of the experience.
It’s important to remember to take precautions to protect your eyes when viewing the eclipse, even if you are planning to see the partial eclipse. Protective glasses or indirect viewing methods will keep your eyes safe during this unique event.
Are any of you planning to travel to see the Great American Eclipse? Let us know where you’re headed or any tips for finding the best spot to view in the comments!
I was excited to get a sneak peak last week at one of Atlanta’s most exciting new developments, a residential high-rise tower in Midtown called No2 Opus Place, part of Opus Place Atlanta. Designed with a focus on culture and wellness, the tower and pavilion at 98 14th Street in Atlanta’s Museum District are being called “live / work / play” luxury homes. I’m linking a video by BHHS with some great footage and details of how this project came to be.
Atlanta.Curbed.com has an article with new details of the just-opened sales gallery, renderings of the tower, and photos of a model unit at the development, slated to break ground in October. While the project isn’t scheduled to be completed for two years, sales incentives like a second parking spot and and preferred pricing are being offered now for early buyers. Prices are starting at $750,000 for a 1 bedroom 1 bath and up to over $12M for custom penthouses.
It will be exciting to see how this begins to take shape over the next year; it’s a really unique location with a condo lifestyle unmatched in Atlanta and there are a lot of “healthy building” and green concept being incorporated. I’ll do a follow up with more details on that- it’s really unique! As always, feel free to reach out to me for more information!
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?