Category: Atlanta

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Storybook Cottages

As a local realtor, I’m always out looking at what’s on the market. I love to check out new listings every day and visit realtor open houses. I found a beauty the other day on Tuxedo Road in Atlanta!     I just love that front door and the inside is even prettier! I fell in love with the living room chandelier! The first … Read More Storybook Cottages

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Lot or House for Sale – Would you tear it down? Or build it up?

If you love old homes too, I hope you enjoy this little cottage I ran across the other day. It’s listed as a lot, and in a great neighborhood, so the sellers are thinking that no one will want to keep this 1930’s bungalow. I fell in love with it though!

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My Favorite Things! (For the Week)

So Tuesday is my day to see all the new, lovely homes on the market.

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Favorite Christmas Ideas in Atlanta

Wow! There are some great things going on to help you start your Christmas right!! Here’s a list of my favorites around town for the holidays! Top of my list is Tree Elves!! This wonderful service combines two of my favorite things – Kind of Pops and Christmas trees! Purchase a Christmas tree online. Included in the basic purchase is the tree with a … Read More Favorite Christmas Ideas in Atlanta

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Condo Mom

I can’t believe it’s already  November!! I moved to a condo in the city from a big, rambling suburban house in the summer of 2015. While in the suburbs, my career was part time. Now that I’m in the city with less responsibilities, I’ve upped my career to full time and am loving it! So now that it’s the end of the year, I’m … Read More Condo Mom

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A James Means Jewel in Atlanta

James Means is a very important Atlanta architect who designed 60 homes throughout America. Sixteen were built here in Atlanta. This particular home was originally built for the Ballard family in 1965. Through the years the home has been lovingly updated, staying true to the original concept of the house, but bringing it into a new century of modern living.  After it’s most recent update, … Read More A James Means Jewel in Atlanta

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Walkability

Atlanta is known as a city with mind-numbing traffic. Years ago, politicians used to discuss road improvement and how we were going to deal with our growing city. Now they have given up just say the  way to handle it is “live/work and walkability”.  In other words, we’ve given up! I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing to be realistic about commuting. The … Read More Walkability

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Home Perfection for a Family or Empty Nesters

Peachtree Battle is such a lovely area. At one end of this beautiful tree-lined street is all the shopping you will ever need. On the other end, a park and places of worship. If you are looking for walkability, this area may be for you. The houses on this avenue sit among beautiful trees and delightful landscaping.  Here you will find an inspired Williamsburg … Read More Home Perfection for a Family or Empty Nesters

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Rossdhu – My imaginary visit

Just behind Peachtree Street in Atlanta, runs Andrews Drive. And there you will find a Tudor treasure called Rossdhu. This amazing tribute to Scottish architecture was built in 1918, and has been updated to have old world beauty, but modern amenities. As I drive by, I see chimneys that promise a warm repose, a porte-chochére to keep all dry in an unpredictable climate, and … Read More Rossdhu – My imaginary visit

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Beautiful Features in a Modern Mansion

If someone showed this picture to me and asked me where I thought this home was in Georgia, I would guess the North Georgia mountains. I would have been very wrong. This lovely home is right on a small lake is in the Buckhead/Sandy Springs area! The property is a little more than 3 acres and is lakefront. I love the placement of this … Read More Beautiful Features in a Modern Mansion

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Windows and Sunlight

I was looking through my pictures from 2013 today and found some that I really love, but they don’t make a collection of anything. I have decided that the collection is just architectural features that I love. Most of today’s windows are double hung. These are triple hung and large enough that when opened well, a tall adult could enter the house. This window … Read More Windows and Sunlight

Woodland Hills Manor

There are so many beautiful homes in my town, but I will drive out of my way to see a Tudor. I love the beautiful limestone; the wonderful chimneys that seem to want to touch the clouds; the lovely small panes of glass when combined with lead make large windows to bring in sunlight, but give the owner privacy. These homes usually have gorgeous … Read More Woodland Hills Manor