When I first moved to Atlanta as a new college graduate, I had a delightful sales job in Cobb county. It was a great day when I found myself near the exclusive area of Paper Mill Road. The homes are so beautiful there. I loved to drive that road as I went to visit clients. It’s the road that could be in a movie, one lovely home after another with shopping nearby. The land dips and sways to give privacy to the residents, but allow glimpses of beautiful homes and lovely neighborhoods.

Last week I was invited back to that beautiful street to see a treasure. It was the brain-child of Bill Baker and is shown in his book New Classicists.  The entryway promised something special, with a winding drive that gave the home a feeling of playing hide and seek as I approached.


The home came into focus and delivered all that I had expected and more.


The grounds are truly spectacular, and Mr. Baker took full advantage of this as he planned the home, maximizing the play between the home and gardens.5521289_24

The foyer soars to welcome you and gives an open view into the living room.  The scale of the home is magnificent with ceilings of 23 feet in the foyer and 12-13 feet in the rest of the rooms. As you can see from this photo, the stairway curves into the main living space with an elevator next to it. Even though it is such a classical structure, its modern plan and openness brings everything up to date. I noticed that a wheelchair could easily maneuver through the entire home. This concept makes it one of the most hospitable homes I have ever been in.


The foyer joins with the open living room,


which then invites you onto a covered porch 5521289_18

for beautiful views of the pool and gardens.5521289_1


All of the bedrooms are on a grand scale, in which pictures don’t do justice. The master has huge his and her closets, a beautiful stone fireplace, and an amazing bath overlooking a lovely private  courtyard. The picture really doesn’t do this room justice. 5521289_9

Here is the opposite view from the courtyard. There is a constant enticement to enjoy the beautiful outdoor delights.

4300 Papermill Rd-24

One of the really wonderful things about this home is Cobb County taxes. As Atlanta taxes increase and our city gets more crowded, this home is a value. The location is a few miles from the new Braves stadium, which makes it close to the city, but quiet and spacious. If you are looking for convenience and perfection, this home is a must-see.

Toni Itkin holds the listing and gives more information here. If you would like to see the home, and need a purchasing agent, contact me. I’d love to introduce you to Toni and this amazing home.

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