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Timeless Southern Porches

 

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There are few things that say “Southern charm” like a comfortable, shady porch. There is something really special about enjoying an iced tea or a glass of wine, having a relaxed weekend meal, or relaxing with a book outdoors on the porch. They say “welcome to my home” and create a timeless first impression.

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A twilight welcome at 2741 Vinings Orchard Circle

Although our summers can be hot, living in Atlanta means we get at least three seasons of use out of our porches.

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As a realtor, I’m seeing the screened in porch as a big draw for potential buyers as well. Not only does a porch keep some of the harsh sunlight and heat out of your home, but a screened porch adds a lot of usable indoor/outdoor living space for a fraction of the cost of a home addition.

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Southern porches can be as simple as a covered patio on the front of the house to a screened room with luxurious furnishings and a fireplace, surround sound, and entertainment center.

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Fantastic vaulted porch with fireplace at 2727 Lansdowne Lane

Furnishings are usually casual with comfort in mind. Rocking chairs are always welcome and it’s hard to go wrong with a porch swing.

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Senoia, Ga Idea House front porch swing// photo credit: southernliving.com

 

Adding a ceiling fan can really enhance the comfort level and screening in a porch keeps out pests and makes outdoor dining a breeze. What could be better than summer entertaining with an outdoor kitchen and dining area on a porch?

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My listing at 2741 Vinings Orchard Circle has incredible porches on every level of the home

There is a style of porch for every architectural style too, from rustic to neoclassical, low country to modern. Even pool houses and walk-out basement entrances are getting the screened porch treatment.

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Adding shutters is a classic touch that also creates more privacy on a porch (and is a great place for kids to camp out during sleepovers).

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Architectural and style trends may come and go, but a classic southern element like a great porch is timeless.

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New Owner of Tyler Perry Estate Revealed

The identity of the out-of-state mystery buyer for Tyler Perry’s Buckhead estate has been revealed: Evangelist David Turner’s purchase of the 17 acre estate made history as the most  expensive real estate transaction in Atlanta history at $17.5 million in May 2016.  According to the Buckhead Patch , Turner,  a former businessman made his fortune in the specialty food business before becoming an evangelist and starting David Turner International Ministries. He purchased the Tyler Perry estate after feeling that “God told him to come here and buy the house” according to Buckhead.com.

An evangelist purchasing an expensive home isn’t new news around the South. Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria purchased a $10.5M home in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston Texas in 2010  according to Houston.CultureMap.com.

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Joel Osteen’s River Oaks home // photo credit houston.culturemap.com

Atlanta.Curbed.comAtlanta.Curbed.com reports that  Atlanta  pastor Creflo Dollar lives on a sprawling 183 acre estate in Fayette County Georgia. The home was originally built in 1996 but has been renovated and expanded in recent years to include multiple wings and over 17,000 square feet. Dollar is also said to own an apartment in NYC valued at $2.4 million dollars.

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Steven Furtick’s Waxhaw, NC home //photo credit: worshipideas.com

On a slightly less grand scale is Charlotte, NC pastor Steven Furtick who built a 16,000 square foot gated estate in Waxhaw, NC. One of the largest homes in the metro area with 5 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, it has a tax value of $1.6 million and sits on 19 wooded acres. The 33 year old pastor lives in the home that he has described as “a gift from God” with his wife Holly.

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T.D. Jakes Texas-sized estate // photo credit info celebrityhomes.com

In Dallas, Bishop T.D. Jakes lives in a 15,000 square foot home in Ft Worth Texas, purchased in 2004 for $5.575 million. The property features a private lake, swimming pool and tennis court. Founder of The Potter’s House Ministry, Jakes is an author  has also been involved in the Christian film industry as a producer, actor, and writer. In an interesting connection, Tyler Perry directed and adaptation of one of T.D. Jake’s books- small world!

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Sold: 3429 Habersham Road NW

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3429 Habersham Road NW  Atlanta, GA 30305

Overview: 7,814 sq. ft.; 6 bedroom; 6 bathroom; 3 car garage; .73 acre lot

Schools: Jackson – Atlanta; Sutton; North Atlanta

List Price: $1,895,000

This gorgeous Tuxedo Park home located on one of the most prestigious streets in Atlanta was a great find for one of my clients! This 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom home with luxury finishes is on a large lot with an indoor/outdoor flow perfect for entertaining.

I knew that they were in the market for a really exceptional property and when I discovered that that this home would be available for sale, I wanted to get them in to see it as soon as possible. We were thrilled to be able to see this one just before it hit the market and my client was quick enough to snag it right away.

This is a great example of why working with an experienced realtor can really make a difference;  you may be able to find your dream home even if it hasn’t hit the market yet!

As always, feel free to reach out to me to set up a time to talk about the kind of home you are looking for. The Atlanta market has really been heating up lately and I’d love to help you find exactly what you want in a home. And please let me know if you’re even thinking about buying or selling your Atlanta area home! While you hear me talking about Buckhead and Vinings real estate all the time, I have lots of experience throughout metro Atlanta including Smyrna, “Smynings”, Mableton, Sandy Springs,  Ansley Park, Midtown and now even Towne Lake!.

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New Listing: 5615 Vinings Place Trail SE

This new listing is a spacious 4 bedroom family home located in a desirable swim/tennis community just a short drive to Whitfield Academy. The stacked stone entry opens into an airy first floor living area and vaulted family room.

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The home features an open floor plan with a lovely staircase in the entry but still provides distinct living and dining areas.

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A fresh, bright eat-in kitchen opens onto the family room with views of the fireplace and has french doors to the deck. The modern hood and solid countertops give the kitchen a streamlined look.

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Just up the stairs, the master bedroom is spacious, with distinctive coffered ceiling details but is close to secondary bedrooms for easy access.

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The crisp white master bathroom features a generous soaking tub and separate shower and dual sinks.

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This home is located at the back of the community with views of the trees (instead of the neighbors!) Two decks, one off the kitchen and one at the back of the yard, and a patio just off the walk-out basement  provide a relaxing spot to grill or add a fire pit.

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With a finished walk-out basement (with a third garage door for workshop access) this home has tons of storage!

Please take a look at the full listing here for many more details and photos of this home and as always, feel free to reach out with any questions or to set up a viewing. Open House: Sunday, 5/1 from 2-4 pm

5616 Vinings Place Trail Mableton, GA 30126

Overview: 3,946 sq.ft.; 4 bedrooms; 3.5 bathrooms; 2 car garage; swim/tennis community

Schools: Harmony-Leland/Lindley/Pebblebrook

 

Listing Price: $378,000

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New Listing: 2741 Vinings Orchard Circle SE

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Old-world details and timeless finishes provide an atmosphere of rustic elegance in this custom architect designed home. Beautiful stonework and a cool veranda make a gracious first impression.5681811-09-altArched doorways, beamed ceilings, and rich hardwoods continue the look of casual elegance into the open kitchen and living areas. The fireplace in the family room is framed by french doors leading to one of the home’s outdoor living areas.5681811-12-alt

No detail was overlooked in this airy eat-in kitchen complete with two-tone custom cabinetry, light stone countertops, a generous center island, and top of the line appliances. 5681811-08-altStep out into one of the home’s outdoor living areas to the beautifully landscaped pool and backyard, with a full outdoor kitchen and fireplace and two generous covered porches. fit=350-1

The easy flow outdoor from the home’s living areas and kitchen makes this work for a summer afternoon with the kids but transitions beautifully to an elegant evening setting for parties and entertaining. The beautiful landscaping provides privacy and creates a soothing outdoor oasis.5681811-22-alt

More intimate living areas center around the home’s second fireplace, creating a cosy spot to read or enjoy a quiet conversation. Crown moulding and millwork details continue throughout all of the living areas.5681811-06-alt

The master suite features 10 foot ceilings, thermal windows, and hardwood floors. His and hers bathrooms and huge closets complete the tranquil space.5681811-16-alt5681811-17-alt5681811-01-alt

Although this home is conveniently located in Vinings, it has the feel of a mountain retreat, your perfect getaway in the city.

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This is a really unique and lovely property in a quiet walkable neighborhood. Please see the full listing here for more details and photos. And as always, please contact me with any questions about this great home or to set up a time to view it. Open House Sunday 5/1 from 2-4 pm.

2741 Vinings Orchard Circle SE Atlanta, GA 30339
Overview: 4914 sq.ft.; 5 bedrooms; 5 bathrooms; 2 half bathrooms; 2 car garage; pool
Schools: Nickajack/Campbell/Campbell
Listing Price:$1,100,000

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New Listing: 1908 New Haven Court SE

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1908 New Haven Court SE, Smyrna

If you’re looking for million dollar  finishes in your home, 1908 New Haven Court may be just the place for you. The vaulted ceiling and soaring windows in the great room, light-filled and elegant open floor plan, graciously sized bedrooms and living spaces create a stunning first impression but the beauty of this home is really in the details.

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The home has been completely remodeled this year with all new bathrooms, a family-friendly eat-in kitchen, new cabinetry and appliances, new hardwood floors, new roof and windows. The home has gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the living spaces and bedrooms, no carpet anywhere. With fresh paint and designer wall coverings thru-out, all new light fixtures and built ins in study, you’ll a find a beautifully appointed home that is absolutely move-in ready.

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Trim has been added everywhere with coffered ceiling, wainscoting, built ins in the study, and all new light fixtures. The elegant master bedroom on the main floor has beautiful woodwork highlighting the high ceilings; the master bath has heated Carrara marble floors a claw-foot soaker tub and separate glass spa shower.

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The main living area flows out to a private landscaped backyard with a deck and pool, perfect for entertaining or just hanging out.

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This home really has too many upgrades to list- you really need to see it to appreciate what a great opportunity this is! Check out the full listing here; please contact me if you have any questions about this beautiful home or to set up a time to view it.

Overview: 3,475 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, pool

Schools: Teasley/ Campbell/ Campbell

Listing price: $525,000

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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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(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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June 2014 Market Update

Whether you are actively buying or selling or you are just curious what the market is doing, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Market Updates are full of interesting and useful information. View the June update for Buckhead here:

June 2014 Buckhead Market Update

June 2014 Buckhead Market Update

Click here to view additional market update videos.

Please contact me if you have any questions about any aspect of the real estate market. I would love to discuss it with you.

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(404) 931-3944

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Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays – It’s what’s for dinner!

After the scorching days we’ve had recently, today is the perfect day to head over to Smyrna’s Taylor-Brawner Park, enjoy the sunshine and have dinner. Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays is exactly what is sounds like – a delicious variety of food trucks parked at Taylor-Brawner every Tuesday between May 7 and September 24. They are open from 5-9pm but it isn’t a bad idea to get there a little early, beat the traffic, and get some playground time in or snag a shady spot for your blanket before you eat. There is even live music!

Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays

The band playing this week is The Stoplight Roses, and the food trucks will be:

Freckled & Blue
Happy Belly
Blaxican
Pressed For Time
Buen Provecho
Soup’R Noodles
Yumbii
Mix’d Up
Ibiza Bites
Yum Yum Cupcake
King of Pops

 

Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays

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Visit the Smyrna City page for weekly updates and for more information about getting there and parking. The address is 3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, GA 30082. If you live in the area, don’t be surprised to see your neighbors walking or biking over. It’s a great way to get outside, let the kids run on the playground or in the grass, and let someone else cook dinner.

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