Tag: Buckhead Home


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



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


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


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


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

515 West Paces Ferry Road

Lucky me! I had an opportunity recently to enjoy a special occasion at a lovely home on West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, just a few blocks down from the Governor’s mansion.  This Georgian home was designed by William Baker in the early 2000’s and has so many lovely features.  I drove through the gates and parked my car in the beautiful motor courtyard.. … Read More 515 West Paces Ferry Road