The Atlanta BeltLine Project encourages community engagement

Funding-Page-Sidebar-MapWith 22 miles and 3,000 acres of development opportunities, greenspace, trails and transit, the BeltLine has a lot to offer metro Atlanta.

Not only is the Atlanta BeltLine regarded as one the most extensive economic developments ever launched in Atlanta, but it is also the largest, most inclusive urban redevelopment project in the United States at this time. The project even garnered an Overall Excellence Award for Smart Growth Achievement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The best part about the BeltLine is that community members have the chance to contribute to the redevelopment and revitalization of Atlanta in many different ways. Continue Reading

Top 5 golf courses around Atlanta

Atlanta is one of the nation’s top destinations for golf enthusiasts. It plays host to several of the top 100 courses in the United States, and the natural beauty and temperate weather you can find on the links for most of the year provide an additional draw. Here are the top five can’t-miss golf courses you should play. Continue Reading

Beacham along with agents Molly Beery, Anne Powers sponsor historic Swan Coach House event

PHOTO CAPTION: Beacham & Company agents Molly Beery (left) and Anne Powers join Dac Carver, Vice President and Managing Broker, in sponsoring the 2014 Swan Coach House Flea Market which benefits the Forward Arts Foundation of Atlanta.

Beacham & Company, REALTORS® and agents Molly Beery and Anne Powers are among the sponsors of the 60th annual Swan Coach House Flea Market, which will be held at the Atlanta History Center from Sept. 18-20.

‘The Flea’ is an Atlanta institution and one of the primary fundraisers for the Forward Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the visual arts in Atlanta. The first Flea was held on the grounds of the High Museum of Art in 1954, making it the oldest continuously operating charity flea market in the country. Booths at The Flea are filled with previously owned designer fashions, children’s clothing, menswear, handbags, shoes, jewelry, beautiful antiques, home accessories and books.

“Interior designers, collectors and bargain hunters know us as a source for finding treasures at just the right price,” said Cameron Ide and Sophie Smulders, who are serving as Flea co-chairwomen this year.

The Flea begins with a preview party on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The market continues on Friday, Sept. 19 and 20. All events are held in the lower level parking lot at the Atlanta History Center. Market hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sept. 19; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sept. 20.

Admission to the market is free and open to the public. Preview party tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Preview party tickets are limited and may be purchased at www.501auctions.com/2014fleamarket or the Swan Coach House Gift Shop.

Call 404.261.9855 for more information.

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Beacham & Company, REALTORS® is an independent, locally-owned, full service residential real estate brokerage firm that specializes in Atlanta luxury real estate. The firm is located in the heart of Buckhead at One Buckhead Plaza next to the St. Regis Hotel and across the street from Buckhead Atlanta shopping district. With more than 90 licensed sales associates, Beacham is the top selling office in Atlanta by dollar volume of listings sold and its agents are the most productive by dollar volume of real estate sold.

10 best restaurants in Atlanta

With several Michelin Stars and countless prestigiously awarded chefs, Atlanta has become a true foodie destination. Here are 10 of the city’s finest restaurants.

Bacchanalia

1098 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318

Bacchanalia features contemporary American cuisine from Chefs/Owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison. These two chefs believe in the importance of a seasonal farm-to-table menu, and they source many of their ingredients from their own farm. Bacchanalia exclusively offers a five-course prix fixe menu. Due to limited seating, reservations are encouraged and can be made up to three months in advance. Continue Reading

New Apple Store Coming to Atlanta: Clues to Where It Will Open

There is an exciting rumor circulating through Atlanta that there will be a new Apple Store in the city. This rumor is based off of a Craigslist job ad’s claim, but there has been no official confirmation from Apple headquarters as of yet. Still, with only a couple of local Apple Stores, we believe the city is overdue for a new location!

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There are several different locations that Apple might consider to place its new store. They might consider putting a stand-alone location on the Midtown Mile, similar to the locations they have in London or New York, or perhaps they will join in on the excitement surrounding the Ponce City Market revitalization?

While these options sound like an Apple fan’s dream, we suspect they’re not as likely as a new retail location in Cumberland Mall. Cumberland Mall is a bustling shopping destination on the west side of Atlanta. All of the “big name” stores are present there—with the notable exception of Apple.

Still, these qualifications aren’t always enough for Apple to invest in a new store. Countless malls throughout the country have similar pedigrees and are looked over by Apple execs. However, the experts we have consulted tend to agree with our assessment that Cumberland will have the city’s newest Apple Store soon.

Gary Allen, who is the top expert in regards to Apple Stores, has already put Cumberland Mall on his list of upcoming stores. This is in part because Apple already has a group of leasing companies it prefers to work with, and Cumberland’s General Growth Properties is a company it has worked with before.

Since the rumors started, Cumberland Mall spokespersons have confirmed that new businesses that could not be named will be coming to the mall. Normally, stores are excited to announce their arrival in a mall, so this secrecy feels more like Apple’s hand than anything.

Beacham & Company sponsors tour for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

We’re pleased to announce that Beacham & Company Realtors was one of the sponsors for the 2014 Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour. This year marked 30 years of this annual tour of Atlanta’s most beautiful private gardens. The 2014 Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour took place over Mother’s Day weekend on May 10th and 11th. Continue Reading

1955 West Paces Ferry & 4660 Polo Lane featured in the WSJ, today!

Look out! 1955 West Paces Ferry Road and 4660 Polo Lane are putting Atlanta on the map, and in The Wall Street Journal. Both of these gorgeous homes are featured in the exclusive mansions section of the worldwide publication, today. 

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1955 West Paces Ferry Road is a true example of architectural art. This 3.5 acre estate is surrounded by 15 acres of nature in the heart of Atlanta’s premiere neighborhood of Buckhead. Listed at $2,399,000 with luxuries such as a resort-style heated pool, this 6 bedroom/5 bathroom beauty is too good to pass up.

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For more information on this home, click here. 

To set up an appointment, contact Nan Haverty or Denise Miller.

Be sure to check out our other properties on the prestigious Atlanta street in last month’s blog post! 

If you haven’t seen 4660 Polo Lane, you’re missing out on this enchanting Vinings masterpiece. This stunning home sits on lots of beautiful acreage with a barn, a heated gunite pool, a three car garage and a stunning great room with antique beams and limestone fireplace.

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For more information on this home, click here. 

To set up an appointment, contact Beth Nellis. You can email her at bethnellis@beacham.com or call (404) 218.2930.

 

Get to Know Our Listings on West Paces Ferry Road!

West Paces Ferry Road is unarguably Atlanta’s most prestigious street. Tourists don’t visit the city without taking a drive under its storybook canopy of grandfather trees to feast their eyes on the fabulous houses that line the world famous road. The Governor’s mansion, currently home to the Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and his wife Sandra, is just one of the many works of architectural art found on this gorgeous street. Currently, Beacham & Company has three listings on this classic street. As does every home on West Paces, each listings has a unique personality and story behind home that sets the house apart.

1955 West Paces Ferry Road redefines the phrase “one of a kind.” Surrounded by about 15 acres of nature, you’d never know this 3.5 acre estate was located at a premiere address in the heart of Buckhead. The current homeowners enlisted the help of Frederic Schwartz, a world renowned architect known for his ability to seamlessly blend art and architecture. With this particular project, the team had three objectives. To quote the homeowner, their goals were, “first, to design a floor plan that included no wasted space, would operate at peak efficiency and which would completely complement the wide ranging spatial needs of our growing and active family.  Second, to build a unique living environment that takes full advantage of the unsurpassed beauty of one of the most dramatic and private properties in Georgia.  Third, to construct a visually appealing home that fits our more modern tastes while complementing the surrounding, more traditional neighborhood.” The house’s design is rooted in classic modern architecture. Windows frame the backside of the house illuminating the inside with natural light and giving onlookers a stunning view of the home’s natural surroundings. In the evening, accent lighting brings the home alive, creating a gorgeous backdrop for nighttime entertainment or family living. The property’s professional landscaping features a resort-style heated pool that whisks sunbathers out of town without ever having to leave the backyard. Other highlights include a commercial generator, wine cellar, steam and sauna and fitness room.

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A Very Beacham Thanksgiving!

Beacham & Company, Realtors has a lot to be thankful for as we head into the holiday season. Of course, the firm’s on going success, booming business and fabulous new office are on the list, but at the very top of their list of things to be thankful for is each other. The company kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday by holding a company potluck. The turn out was more than they could’ve hoped for. So many people contributed that there was hardly room on the table for everything!

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This is the first year that the company celebrated Thanksgiving as a family, but it sure won’t be their last. Happy Thanksgiving!

Say “Good-Bye” to The Paces & “Hello” to New Developments

6a00e551d321cb88340133f52b1181970b-320wiIf you’ve driven down East Andrews Drive where it meets West Paces Ferry Road, you’ve probably noticed that the popular Buckhead apartments, The Paces (circa 1967), no longer stand. Currently, in its place is a construction zone that’s roughly 30 acres in size. The Camden Property Trust, a development company based in Houston, bought the land for $39.3 million in 2012 and is currently in the process of building a community of 376 luxury apartments there. The company has extensive experience in the Buckhead and “intown” Atlanta markets, having developed such properties as The Brookwood on 26th Street, Ivy Hall at Piedmont Avenue, and Midtown Atlanta on Ponce de Leon Avenue.

The Paces property could not be in a better location as it sits right at the epicenter of Buckhead’s most popular restaurants, boutique and bars, and is just seconds from the Governor’s Mansion, Cherokee Town & Country Club and raved about hotels like the St. Regis. Because of its location, the new project will undoubtedly attract single families, Generation Y workers and affluent empty nesters who want to live in the city.

The developers plan to create a property that represents classic Buckhead, exterior to interior, using architecture inspired by the style of 20th century architect, Neel Reid. The interior of the units will most likely include granite stone countertops, wood flooring, tall ceilings and the best selections for molding, cabinets and doors. There will be two buildings, one more luxurious than the other, and three or four level townhomes that will front onto East Andrews Drive. The development will have “podium” style parking; two levels below-grade parking with seven residential floors on top.

Camden Property Trust has not announced rental amounts. Construction is expected to be completed by early 2014. Rental rates have not yet been announced. We will be sure to keep you posted on their progress!