Designer Renovation in the Heart of Vinings

Pictures do not do this home justice! If you are an entertainer, this home was made for you. The gourmet kitchen features a 12 foot marble island, Subzero and Wolf appliances. The kitchen opens to a two story vaulted great room with three sets of French doors opening to the patio and landscaped yard. The master on main makes for extremely easy living along with the cozy morning room and spa-like master bath. There is a terrace level apartment with a ton of natural light, separate entrance and parking area which makes for a great potential Airbnb opportunity!

This location is perfect for commuters to hop on I-285, close to Atlanta’s top private schools (less than 2 miles from Westminster and Lovett), close to SunTrust Park and you can enjoy low Cobb County taxes!

 

On Trend: Bold Statement Ceilings

Taking Designs to New Heights

The ceiling is usually the most neglected space when it comes to designing a room. We would argue that this is a major missed opportunity! Adding wallpaper, a pop of color or a stencil design to a ceiling can completely transform the space from drab to fab. The oft-forgotten space, if done correctly, will form a dimension that you didn’t even know you needed and impress your guests. Love the idea but still unsure? Choose a room you don’t spend a lot of time in to test the waters!

Photo Courtesy of: Emily Followill

Contrasting dark painted beams with a lighter ceiling color delivers a lot of dimension and emphasizes the height of the ceiling. The hand painted floor palette also matches perfectly and seamlessly ties the room together.

The entry hall greets your guests and offers the first impression of your home. This space is important; make it pop!

Photo Courtesy of: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Photo Courtesy of: Emily Followill

If you are looking to add coziness to a room try installing wallpaper on the ceiling. The living area or keeping room are both a great place to experiment with patterns.

An additional advantage of wallpaper is that it visually connects a small space and generates a more curated feel. This small office space has been magically transformed by black and white patterned wallpaper.

Photo Courtesy of: Beacham and Company

 

Cover photo courtesy of James Dawson

Rose S. Harper Joins Beacham and Company

After 25 years as a Spanish teacher and Director of Counseling at The Westminster Schools, Rose Harper began a second career in real estate. Rose has deep ties in the area and her love of community and family is evident in her personable and client relationships.

Her husband, two sons, and two Poms, Coco & Chanel, live in Vinings where they often gather family and friends.  Rose is motivated, organized, and persistent in meeting her clients’ needs. She endeavors to find the just the right home for them. Through her knowledge of the area’s neighborhoods, schools, and ability to listen and understand her clients’ needs, she makes the process of buying or selling a home an enjoyment.

Rose and her husband love to travel, reading, and spending time with their children and grandchildren at all their sporting events. If you have any questions about the area, or are thinking of selling or purchasing a home, Rose would be happy to help you!

 

Education:  Masters of Education in School Counseling & Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

  • Fluent Spanish speaker “mi casa es su casa”
  • Volunteers at Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ acclaimed Designer Showhouses.
  • From Houses to Homes, nonprofit Guatemala

 

NEW Spring 2019 Beacham Series Released

ON THE COVER: 461 Tam O Shanter Drive

ATLANTA, GA- We are excited to announce the release of our Spring 2019 The Beacham Series™! The cover home, 461 Tam O Shanter Drive, is a stunning modern masterpiece designed by Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects. Located in the prestigious Atlanta Country Club in Marietta, GA. Custom-built with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths.  The soaring living room offers a gas fireplace flowing into the banquet sized dining room overlooking the private backyard patio. The sleek kitchen features expansive counter space, upgraded appliances and natural light galore.

This is a special edition highlighting the history of The Beacham Series™, showcasing the previous magazines dating back to Spring 2007. As the company grew, so did it’s notoriety. This award-winning publication became an influence of many other industry trends that unfolded in the decade ahead. For 12 years The Beacham Series™ has featured the most beautiful homes and historic estates throughout Atlanta.

Within the pages of this 12×12″ magazine you will discover the breadth of talent from architects to photographers and a unique design perspectives. Our Beacham agents and staff truly offer More Luxury Per Square Foot™ by way of service, integrity and innovation.

 

When Glennis Beacham founded Beacham and Company in 2006, she claimed, “This company’s success will come from offering the very best marketing Atlanta Real Estate has ever seen.” She was right. Beacham & Company clients and friends showcase both the current and past issues of the magazine on their coffee tables and in their bookcases. Architects and designers confess to using them as inspiration, and many homebuyers find their new homes in the pages of the Series. The Beacham Series™ garners national respect and earns many awards for its photography and layout, but the best part about it is the pride Beacham customers share over having their homes featured in this special publication.

The Beacham Series™ has a circulation of 25,000 including Atlanta’s most influential and affluent addresses. The magazine is also distributed to top executives in the world’s largest real estate relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

Click here to view the current issue of The Beacham Series™

To obtain a print version, email [email protected] or call 404-261-6300.

Scooter Wars: Who Will Emerge Victorious?

The summer of 2018 BIRD’s flew in and invaded Atlanta one neighborhood at a time. One month later LIME’s appeared. We’ve all seen them whizzing across crosswalks and littering sidewalks. These scooters are cheerful, aggravating, dangerous and more importantly; unstoppable. It appears the e-scooter culture isn’t going anywhere anytime soon as Uber just announced their version of the e-scooter (JUMP) and two days later Lyft declared they will be joining the scooter movement. Uber has been giving out free rides which costs 5 cents less per minute than competitors in hopes to establish credibility after starting a little late in the game.

Seen on the Uber App

 

How is Atlanta dealing with the scooters?

Man seen riding Bird scooter on Atlanta connector

Early May of 2018 200 scooters were dropped off around Midtown, Downtown, West End and Old Fourth Ward, with little to no heads up. Within a couple months hundreds more were added. Thanks to Atlanta’s rapid growth and development this city is the second largest scooter city after San Diego. There have been some issues, however, regarding the safety of these vessels. Scooters are not allowed on sidewalks, however in the car-heavy designed city of Atlanta there isn’t room on the road. Bird has previously pledged to pay $1 per scooter, per day, to the government to help build permanent bike lanes. Recently taking place at a City Council committee meeting an ordinance was discussed for setting up specific rules for where scooters can be ridden, parked and implement permits that would give thousands of dollars to the City of Atlanta. The current legislation which would be set to go into effect Jan. 1 states there would be an annual fee of $12,000 for a company to operate 500 scooters and $50 for each additional one.

 

Who will win the war?

Uber seems like the feasible choice to most, but why? Uber invested in Lime, $335 million to be exact, and this is likely their first step towards acquisition. Uber has a vision for becoming a one stop shop for all transportation needs and sprinkling scooters on their already popular mobile app may be the icing on the cake. With more capital to burn and knowledge on how to negotiate with cities and regulators, Uber is well equipped to come out on top. Bird founder and CEO Travis VanderZanden said in a recent statement “Bird is not for sale.” The company is currently worth $2 billion with no signs of slowing down and seemingly ready to compete with the Uber giant. Bird is the #1 scooter with the highest brand awareness and Lime coming in at #2. Both can be found in most cities while Uber and Lyft are in only one or two. The competition comes down to one thing; availability.

May the best scooter win.

Atlanta’s 1929 ‘Mayfair’ Estate Hits the Market

‘Mayfair’ is one of Atlanta’s landmark homes sitting on 1.5 acres. Designed in 1929 by Atlanta architects Cooper and Cooper, the home’s grand scale has classic details found only in America’s most historic homes. Herringbone wood floors line the home and contrast magnificently with the cornices and intricate moldings. There are 11 fireplaces throughout which adds to the already impressive grandeur of the estate. The floating spiral staircase in the foyer leads directly into one of the formal living areas boasting three sets of French doors leading out to the parterre garden. The flat grassy area and ample seating space under the 8 pillar back porch was made for garden parties! This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Atlanta history and make it your own.

Charming New Construction in Brookhaven, GA

Bliss in Brookhaven

This stunning new construction lies deep within the Brookhaven city limits. The kitchen opens to an expansive living and dining room area making the open and custom designed floor plan truly one-of-a-kind. The stairwell features beautiful trim accents that perfectly complements the numerous designer upgrades and finishes with white oak hardwoods. For those who love to entertain, the house comes complete with a large backyard and a covered porch with a fireplace overlooking the backyard.

The streets of Brookhaven are scattered with historic homes, along with many new developments as well. Since the city’s formation in 2012, the magnificent homes and great school systems (both private and public) have made Brookhaven a desirable location for Atlanta families.

Listed by: Emily Carlson and  Marshall Saul see more here.

 

Marshall Saul Joins Beacham and Company REALTORS®

Marshall Saul is a native Atlantan with deep ties to his community through a network of friends, family and local business owners.  He has a strong passion for real estate and making connections that ultimately shines through in his work and relationships.  Marshall received his real estate license following graduation from The University of Georgia in 2006 and has spent the last 13 years gaining skills and expertise that make him a truly insightful realtor.  Before entering the world of real estate full-time, Marshall started his working life in financial services with an Atlanta based insurance brokerage.  He spent several successful years focusing on business development, enrollment and client management of 2-200 sized employer groups working on their benefit packages.  Marshall continued to work his way up, eventually becoming a junior partner with the brokerage.  Through this time, he kept his license active and referred out business while also directly participating in real estate investment projects.  Marshall made a bold decision at 27 years old to purchase a vacant lot in Brookhaven and build his first home.  He quickly became immersed and engaged in the design/build process of single-family new construction.  Although challenging, Marshall really enjoyed building his home and ultimately decided this was a niche he wished to carve out through transition to a full-time real estate career.   

 

Marshall has since aligned himself with several builder/developers on development projects with a focus on speculative and custom new construction homes in the Brookhaven/Chamblee market.  He has participated in various sides of in-fill development, everything from pure sales & acquisitions to project management, floorplan and interior design, capital raising, site planning and assessment, permitting and various other pre-construction activities.   Marshall continues to focus on development projects through his network of builders, investors, agents and clients while also enjoying his work with traditional buyers and sellers on their real estate transactions.

 

Marshall has built his second home in the Sexton Woods neighborhood of Chamblee and currently resides there with his wife Terri, daughter, Olivia and dog Jozy.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, traveling whenever possible and all things Atlanta United and Tiger Woods.   Marshall appreciates working with like-minded people and looks forward to the opportunity of being of service to you and your real estate needs.

The Ultimate Guide to Atlanta’s Spring Festivals

Spring is here, let the festival season begin!! Below are our top spring must-do’s to add to your calendars.

Food-O-Rama Grant Park Food Truck Festival

April 6th / Cost: Free entry

Historic Grant Park will soon be home to food trucks from all over the Southeast. Enjoy great food, craft beers/cocktails, and live music in Atlanta’s oldest city park. See more details here.

 

 

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

April 12th-14th / Cost: Free entry

Enjoy virtually every type of art imaginable in Atlanta’s own, Piedmont Park. Atlanta’s oldest outdoor event welcomes individuals and families of all ages for a weekend of fun and relaxation. See more details here.

 

 

Georgia Renaissance Festival

April 13th – June 2nd / Cost: $25

Each weekend during the spring  you are given the opportunity to take a trip back in time. Enjoy carnival games, jousting tournaments, and plenty of great food! See details and buy tickets here.

 

Great Southern Beer Fest

April 27th / Cost: $38

John Howell Park in Virginia Highlands will be hosting the best and most special breweries found in the South. Each ticket includes a souvenir mason jar, sipping glass and sips from over 75+ local breweries. More info and tickets found here.

 

 

Shaky Knees Music Festival

May 3rd-5th / Cost: $189

Centennial Park, in the heart of Atlanta, will be hosting a music festival featuring the world’s most renowned acts to talented up-and-coming artists. You can expect a weekend full of music, food, and good times at the Shaky Knees Music Festival. Get more info here, and buy tickets here.

 

Shaky Beats Music Festival

May 10th-11th / Cost $129

Atlanta is home to an annual event unlike to any other. At Shaky Beats you can expect a weekend full of amazing music, delicious food, and is definitely an experience you do not want to miss! See more details here, and ticket information here.

 

 

10th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival

May 9th- 12th / Cost: $30

Comedians from all over the country are flooding into Atlanta for this can’t miss event.  Be entertained by over 30 different shows and a weekend full of excitement.  Lineup information and tickets can be found here.

 

 

Chastain Spring Arts and Craft Festival

May 11th-12th / Cost: Free

Spend your weekend in Chastain Park filled with fine arts and crafts. This award winning two-day festival will feature more than 175 artists and will have a abundance of unique artwork, tasty food/drink vendors filling the park. More info here.

 

 

Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival

May 18th / Cost: $60

Historic Fourth Ward Park will be hosting wine festival designed for adults 21+.  Over 50 varieties of beer and wine will be available for your tasting. Keep your souvenir Uncorked Atlanta tasting glass with admission and enjoy the music and fun wine-themed events throughout the duration of the festival. More information here.

 

Decatur Arts Festival

May 24th-26th / Cost:Free

Enjoy a beautiful, spring weekend in Decatur inspecting the fine art from the city’s most prominent artists. Rain or shine local music, food trucks and beverage vendors will be in full swing throughout the city of Decatur. See more details here.

 

 

Nikki Mercer Joins Beacham & Company®

Nikki Mercer is a seasoned business professional with a track record of delivering superior results for her clients.  At Beacham, she leverages her decades of business success in order to ensure optimal outcomes for her clients buying, selling and investing in real estate.

Throughout Nikki’s business career, her clients considered her a trusted advisor as she assisted them in growing their businesses and making significant technology investments. She also spent more than a decade in executive recruiting, placing CEOs and executive teams in corporate, entrepreneurial, and PE-backed companies.  The significant parallels to real estate include Nikki’s superior client service, sharp negotiations skills, and a keen ability to assist her clients in navigating complex situations and making solid investments, recognizing a home purchase is often her client’s largest financial investment.

Nikki and her family have relocated to several dynamic real estate markets including San Diego, Chicago, Charleston and Atlanta, where they invested in single family homes as well as vacation and rental properties. From the family’s experience relocating for corporate roles, Nikki recognizes what it takes to execute a flawless corporate relocation and she feels a firsthand connection with executives and families experiencing relocation – whether it’s moving to or from Atlanta.

She leverages Beacham’s relocation expertise and Leading RE network to make an otherwise stressful relocation situation thoroughly enjoyable and successful.

Nikki began her real estate career in Charleston and Kiawah Island before returning to Atlanta.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Communications at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and her masters degree in International Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.  Nikki’s passions include animal rescue, ensuring children earn their high school diplomas, and preserving land and advocating for smart development.  She served for several years on the boards of Communities in Schools of Atlanta; Duke Cancer Center, one of America’s leading cancer institutions; and Dix Park, a group credited with successfully saving and transforming 300 acres of urban land into a public park.  She is a member of the Urban Land Institute of Atlanta.  Nikki and her two rescue dogs, Charlotte and Fiona, reside in Peachtree Park.