ATLANTA – A custom built estate home on nearly 2.4 acres in Buckhead has been listed by Douglas Perry of Beacham & Company, REALTORS®. Located at 3560 Ridgewood Road, the classic Regency-style home was built in 2003. The list price is $5,995,000.
Designed by Harrison Design and constructed by Beecham Builders, the residence has seven bedrooms including separate nanny quarters, nine bathrooms and two half-baths. Other amenities include a dramatic spiral staircase and two-story entrance foyer, a vaulted chef’s kitchen created by Design Galleria and a wellness center on the terrace level with such elements as an exercise room, steam room, massage area and two baths. The terrace level opens to a flagstone patio with a pool that overlooks a terraced private backyard with extensive landscaping.
The home also has a five-car garage, a custom media room, paneled study, keeping room, music room, English pub style bar, and a dance studio. The home incorporates a number of custom finishes such as rough-hewn pine flooring on the main level, a decorative masonry fireplace in the kitchen and cascading waterfall into the pool.
The owners of the estate are Allan and Susan Dragone who relocated to Atlanta from Connecticut in 2004 when Allan was named CEO of Unisource Worldwide, a paper, packaging and facility supplies distribution company based in Norcross.
According to Mrs. Dragone, a former CBS Sports executive, “we love this house for many reasons. Far beyond any other property we viewed, Ridgewood had all the amenities of new construction but the look and feel of an older home. It is also close to several of the best schools in Buckhead.”
Before buying their home, the Dragones looked at several houses suitable for their family of three daughters. They found the former Christmas show house to be perfect in every way. Now with all three children are away at school, the Dragones are looking to downsize.
The market for homes priced more than $5 million in Buckhead has vastly improved each year since 2004 when no home sold for more than $5 million according to FMLS. Beginning in 2005, sales of homes for more than $5 million increased to two, then four in 2006 and six last year. Of the 13 closings of $5 million or more in Buckhead since 2005, a current Beacham & Company agent has been involved in nine of them including four of the six properties sold last year.
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Beacham & Company, REALTORS® is a boutique real estate company specializing in luxury real estate. The company was founded in 2006 by Glennis Beacham, one of Atlanta’s most celebrated real estate agents over the last 15 years. In 2007, the company had the highest average sales price of any general brokerage company in Buckhead at $1.9 million. For more information about Beacham & Company, REALTORS®, go to beacham.com or call 404.261.6300.