Chastain ‘Cottage’ Pairs Luxury With Nature

Just north of Chastain Park sits a black shingled, pink door cottage. Nestled among the trees, the setting feels more like Highlands, NC than Atlanta, GA…which is the magic of this home! The exterior may scream cottage but the square footage of 4,100 would beg to differ.

If you’re looking to feel one with nature, the outdoor elements of this home are unbeatable with over an acre of lush landscaping. The property includes a chicken coop, potting studio, greenhouse, lower grassy yard space and a cozy guest cottage tucked away in the back.

The master on main offers a glorious spa-like master bath with soaking tub and pebble flooring. The living room features impeccably high ceilings with vaulted wooden beamed ceilings, stacked stone fireplace and access to the back porch. There is nothing like this on the market right now and simply offers the best of both worlds!

 

 

Summertime Calls for Atlanta Festivals!

Summer is just around the corner and we have lined up Atlanta’s best events!

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

The Atlanta Food and Wine festival starts on May 30th and ends June 2nd. This popular festival brings international attention to the diverse foods of the southern United States. Festival goers can enjoy foods from Texas all the way up to Washington D.C. The locations of each event will vary, please see the festival website for more details.

 

Candler Park Music and Food Festival

One of Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood festivals is coming on May, 31st and June 1st! Check out the lineup here, and the list of delicious food trucks coming. Tickets are $40 dollars and it will go on rain or shine!

 

Virginia Highland Summerfest

Summerfest is an annual fundraiser for the Virginia-Highland Civic association that is committed to maintaining and improving the historic neighorhood. It is followed by the Tour of Homes which is also a huge fundraiser. Summerfest celebrates community and all things summer!

Atlanta Summer Beer Fest

The Atlanta Summer Beer Fest is a popular event that features over 150+ different beers, 25+ wines and ciders, live music, and an air-conditioned DJ Tent. With the purchase of tickets, you receive a souvenir cup and other great prizes! This popular festival occurs on June 15th in the Historic 4th Ward Park.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Visit Piedmont Park on August 17th and August 18th for one of Atlanta’s most unique festivals. This two-day event will feature a wide variety of painters, photographers, art demonstrations, and live music making this festival one you do not want to miss!

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

Bring the entire family for a weekend full of fun all while supporting a great cause. Support the Grant Park Conservancy organization by visiting food trucks, listening to live music, and much more! Mark your calendars and visit Grant Park on August 24th and August 25th.

 

Music Midtown

Attend one of the South’s most notable music festivals in one of Atlanta’s most historic parks! Each year Music Midtown is hosted in Piedmont Park and features an array of notable performances that draw enormous and diverse crowds. This year’s lineup features Travis Scott, Charlie Puth, Jaden Smith, Billie Eilish, Vampire Weekend and many more! Grab your tickets and mark your calendars for September 14th and 15th as you won’t want to miss out!

 

Glennis Beacham Sells $11.3 Million Estate

Atlanta, GA- Beacham and Company REALTORS® is thrilled to announce that Glennis Beacham represented the seller of 4270 Harris Trail in Buckhead, Atlanta which sold for $11,350,000.

Situated on 10+ acres of perfectly maintained grounds on one of Atlanta’s most prestigious streets. When this home was built there was no detail left out by original architect, Frank McCall. The banquet sized dining room offers ample space for dinner parties and the open concept chef’s kitchen overlooks the family room. The backyard retreat features a gorgeous in-ground pool, ample patio space and a pool house with full kitchen. This home is beyond perfection.

 

About Beacham and Company REALTORS®

Beacham & Company, REALTORS® is Atlanta’s top-selling luxury real estate office. The firm was founded by Glennis Beacham, one of Atlanta’s most celebrated real estate agents and the only agent in Georgia to sell nearly $2 billion in real estate. The firm has 100 agents who average $7 million in sales per agent – the most productivity by dollar volume sold than any other Atlanta real estate firm. In 2018, Beacham achieved record sales for the 12th consecutive year despite a down year for the overall market. Known for specializing in the sale of luxury properties, the firm has the highest average sales price in Atlanta among offices with at least $500 million in sales in 2017.

On Trend: Lucite Furniture

Are We Clear?

Everyone is gushing over clear furniture, but why? Well, it’s extremely versatile, delivers a fresh and airy feel all while elevating the space with little effort. Clear furniture standing alone is ultra modern, but you don’t necessarily have to have a modern space to pull it off. Adding a lucite side table next to a patterned chair or a lucite coffee table over a bold rug will add a simple whimsical accent without taking away from the statement piece. The best way to accomplish a lighter look or opening up a small space is to add a clear piece, or two. Moderation is key with this trend!

This lucite coffee table allows the colorful statement rug to draw all of the attention in the room. Photo Courtesy of: sKout

These high bar chairs give the class farmhouse space an unexpected edge whilst seamlessly blending with the rustic beams and shiplap. Photo Courtesy of: Beacham and Company

 

This clear dining table lets the statement chairs do all of the talking! Photo Courtesy of: Khandzoo Home Decor

A simple piece of furniture balances and inspires this small space with different textures stacked around it. Photo Courtesy of: The Citizenry

Lucite chairs can really open up and create a clear and airy vibe to a smaller space and make it appear bigger than it is. Photo Courtesy of: Beacham and Company

 

Cover photo courtesy of Dustin Halleck

Beacham Welcomes Mark Sargent as Sales Associate!

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Mark Sargent moved to Atlanta when he was two months old.  After spending a few years in Cherokee and Cobb Counties, Mark’s family moved to the Chastain area of Buckhead, where Mark attended Tuxedo Elementary School, while his father served as the pastor of Sardis Methodist Church on Powers Ferry Road. Later in his childhood, his family moved to Augusta, where Mark finished high school and attended college.

During his college years at then-Augusta College, where Mark majored in English Literature, he worked in the radio business as an announcer and as the Student Pastor of a small church near Augusta.  Following graduation, Mark attended the Candler School of Theology of Emory University, finishing with a Master of Divinity degree, after which he spent the next three decades as a United Methodist pastor, a credential which he still holds.  During his ministry in Augusta, Rome, and Atlanta, Mark led his congregations to significant growth in mission. Mark also holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, earned during his career as a parish pastor.

In 2011, Mark entered the private sector, traveling the country and the world as a consultant and trainer before entering Real Estate with another Atlanta brokerage.  In January of 2019, he joined Beacham & Company, REALTORS®. He is grateful to have joined the esteemed group of REALTORS® assembled by Glennis Beacham.

Since following his father around the Bobby Jones and Chastain Park Golf Courses as a small child, Mark has been in love with the game of golf.  While his handicap is not scratch like it was for a long time, he hopes to get there again! In case you’re wondering, he has played the Augusta National and maintains a National Membership at The Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, South Carolina, one of the country’s most historic golf clubs.

Golf is not the only thing Mark likes to do from scratch!  He has long loved to play with food and wine, and he loves nothing more than preparing good food for those he is honored to join him at the table.  He loves food of all kinds but has a deep affinity for spice, leading him often to the cuisines of Mexico, The American Southwest, Thailand, and India, among others. Because he loves to eat, he has to run, so Mark also enjoys jaunts along the banks of the ‘Hooch.

Mark is married to Amy Little, one of the most sought-after singers in the Atlanta area.  When she is not teaching voice, she is performing, and Mark loves it when he can proudly watch Amy perform with The Atlanta Opera or any of the other many venues where she shares her gift.

Mark is the parent of three grown children, and he is “Mugs” to his eight grandchildren.

He pledges to bring his insight and experience, his compassion and care, to every client with whom he is privileged to work.

Renovated Home With Designer Finishes

Located on a quiet street in North Buckhead, sits this beautiful home in one of Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods. The stunning architectural interior design includes 4 spacious beds/baths, captivating wooden beams, immaculate hardwood floors, a spacious screened in porch, and lofty vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom. The screened in porch allows for sweeping views of your lush green backyard that features a fire pit perfect for quality family time and a large deck with ample space for a grilling station. 5160 Vernon Springs Trail provides a tremendous opportunity for a family to live in close proximity of world class shopping and highly rated schools all for an incredible price!

A homey family room with beautiful wood beams and ship lap walls

Gourmet kitchen with views into the living room!

Vaulted master bedroom ceilings with incredible stone fireplace

Step into your master bathroom oasis!

Beautiful barn door that adds unique character to your new home!

The perfect place to unwind after a long day at work!

Beacham Appoints Nancy Meister as New Managing Broker

Nancy has a BS in Marketing Management from Bentley College. She began her real estate career in 1999 and joined Beacham & Company REALTORS® in 2008 as one of the company’s top producers. Nancy is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Club and a recipient of the ABR “Good Neighbor Award.” She is also currently serving her third term (10th year) on the Atlanta Board of Education, has served on the Board of Invest Atlanta for 5 years, was President of the North Atlanta Parents for Public schools, and is a founding member of the North Atlanta High School Foundation. Nancy and her husband, Steve, reside in Garden Hills where they raised their two sons, Matthew (a Research Engineer at Georgia Tech) and Andrew (a Treasury Service Sales Associate at JP Morgan Chase & Co).

 

Read more about Nancy here. 

 

Sandy Springs & Atlanta Strike New PATH400 Deal

Buckhead has partially opened a new path dubbed ‘PATH400’. The name comes from it’s proximity to GA400 and will offer 5.2 miles of greenway through the heart of Buckhead. This path has been identified as the ‘spine’ of the future park system. With the lack of parks around the area, this is expected to bring Buckhead together by connecting neighborhoods, office/retail locations and offer a path for pedestrians and cyclists. According to the PATH400 website “The multi-use greenway will eventually join with the Atlanta Beltline in the south and trails in Sandy Springs and north Fulton County, providing a key link in a regional trail network.” This trail began construction in 2015 and is now halfway finished according to the Path400 online blog.

Both the City of Atlanta and Sandy Springs have entered an intergovernmental agreement to stretch the path up to Sandy Springs after a deal was struck between city leaders. Per the agreement Sandy Springs plans to budget $5.5 million for the 1.8 miles of trail. The entire trail would span 2.3 miles from Loridans Drive inside of the perimeter to just south of Johnson Ferry Road in Sandy Springs.  The Atlanta portion will be paid by Livable Buckhead and the PATH Foundation. The two cities agreed to provide 20% of local funding with an 80% federal match provided through GDOT.

The company spearheading this ongoing $800 million project is Livable Buckhead. At the end of 2018 the trail completion was at risk due to city funding, roughly $410 million dollars; like many other Buckhead projects currently under construction. In accordance to Livable Buckhead, BCID said $5 million is in jeopardy for completing the already ‘partially’ open PATH400 trail. The city is prioritizing projects and will continue to push for funding to keep the construction moving forward with an estimated completion date is January 23, 2023.

Brookhaven Home With Luxurious LA Vibe

A home designed by architect TS Adams sitting on Historic Brookhaven’s most coveted road, Club Drive. 3835 Club Drive is nestled far back from the road with a large private front lawn featuring pristine landscaping that oozes curb appeal. The entrance to the home offers an immediate feel of luxury with the numerous hand selected lighting fixtures, intricate molding and dark stained hardwoods. Floor to ceiling iron windows and doors allows for seamless indoor-outdoor living. The gourmet kitchen designed by Design Galleria offers the best marble countertops, great natural light and the wooden beams on the ceiling creates a warm atmosphere.

The master bedroom on the main has a vaulted beamed ceiling and iron window sunroom overlooking the breathtaking backyard. Luxury doesn’t even come close to defining the master bath with the standalone soaking tub, floor to ceiling fogged window, wood burning fireplace, separate vanities and his/her closets. All of the secondary bedrooms upstairs have designer finishes and full upscale baths as well. The upper and main portions of the house both include outdoor covered porches overlooking the pool and gardens.

The defining space and holy grail of the home is the backyard. It mirrors a private retreat with the in-ground pool, fountains, pool house, guesthouse and outdoor bar a-joining with the full kitchen. The outdoor covered patio serves as a perfect gathering and entertaining space for events and celebrations! The property is fully fenced and gated for ultimate privacy, all right in heart of Brookhaven.

Listed by: Linda Williams, see more here. 

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!