Whimsical Terrace in St. Regis Set to Open Soon

It feels like it has been under construction forever, but the highly anticipated Atlas Tavern is finally set to open mid to end September 2019, according to an inside source. Atlas restaurant is located inside the St. Regis and the terrace has been under renovation for the past year. The renovation cost was upwards of $2,650,000.

This new oasis will provide guests with an ‘enchanting’ garden experience featuring a vaulted glass ceiling, steel overhead enclosure, sliding glass windows, plants galore and captivating chandeliers. The tavern menu includes a variety of small plates with a southern twist. This tapas style dining experience is meant to be enjoyed at your own pace.

Beacham Donates $22,650 to Make-A-Wish®

During the second quarter of 2019, Beacham & Company, REALTORS® agents and staff raised funds for Make-A-Wish® Georgia, donating a total of $22,650 to the non-profit between April 1st and June 30th.

Make-A-Wish® Georgia will use the money raised to ‘grant wishes’ to children facing critical illnesses. Since the chapter’s inception in 1995, it has impacted a staggering 8,000 young lives, granting once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and experiences to “wish kids” and their families. Childhood illnesses can be heartbreaking and daunting for children and their families to endure; the mission of Make-A-Wish® Georgia is to bring light to these situations that seem unbearably dark, and to provide each child with a reason to keep fighting.

For some wish kids, this may look like a “wish to go” (for example, to Disney World). For others, it could be a “wish to have” (a treehouse, a puppy…), a “wish to meet” (perhaps their favorite athlete, actor, or singer), or even a “wish to be” (i.e. an astronaut for a day).

Make-A-Wish® Georgia was chosen as this quarter’s Beacham Gives Back beneficiary in part due to a matching opportunity which was presented by the organization’s national chapter. Because Beacham & Company, REALTORS® agents and staff raised more than $20,000, the Make-A-Wish® national chapter matched Beacham’s contribution 2-1, resulting in an astounding total of $67,950 entering Make-A-Wish® Georgia’s coffers!

This September, Beacham & Company, REALTORS® agents and staff will have the exciting opportunity to actually meet one of the children whose wishes their donations made possible, and to participate in a “wish reveal,” during which the child will learn that their wish is going to be granted. Stay tuned for more at that time – we can’t wait!

If you would like to submit a charity for consideration, you can email us at [email protected]. Please keep in mind, that must be approved by our agents and should give away a vast majority of the money they raise to the causes they support. If you know a Beacham agent, we encourage you to contact them directly about participation in this program.

3835 Club Dr. SOLD|Highest EVER in Brookhaven

This Atlanta estate designed by architect TS Adams sits on Historic Brookhaven’s most coveted road, Club Drive. 3835 Club Drive is privately nestled on a large, private lot with 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 light fixtures, intricate molding and dark stained hardwoods. Floor to ceiling iron windows and doors offers 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. Built with an LA vibe, there is simply nothing else like it.

The master bedroom on the main has a vaulted beamed ceiling and an 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. 

Nobu Groundbreaking Underway at Phipps Plaza

With the increased demand for luxury real estate in Buckhead, construction has been booming, there’s no doubt about it. Fortune 500 companies are flocking to Atlanta, more specifically tech startups. In addition, we have become the “Hollywood of the South” for movie and TV production ever since previous governor, Sonny Perdue, signed a ‘generous’ tax inventive for film production. Atlanta has since served as a music production hub for decades, but now Hollywood actors and actresses are also beginning to make this city their home. Atlanta is rapidly solidifying its place as an elite city.

Further defining Atlanta as a luxurious location is the opening of a Nobu hotel and restaurant in Phipps Plaza. Nobu Hotels is parterning with Simon Property Group to create and launch the hotel and restaurant in this already mixed-use development. Phipps is a conglomeration of couture designer store brands with delectable eateries to match. It’s hard to imagine a more sophisticated center, but the introduction of Nobu will create an even more lavish destination. Nobu is a luxury Japanese brand whose hotels and restaurants can be found in places like London, Malibu, Ibiza, and New York City. It’s almost a status symbol for the top notch cities of the world – and now Atlanta is joining the ranks. This Phipps Plaza expansion will also include a brand new Life Time® Athletic and a 12-story Class A office building with three-story lower level parking garage.

The first phase is set to open beginning of Summer 2021.

Renderings courtesy Nobu Hotels

 

Renderings courtesy Nobu Hotels

One of a Kind Charmer in Brookwood Hills

Brookwood Hills is one of Atlanta’s oldest upscale neighborhoods. It sits just across from Piedmont Hospital, between Peachtree Street and Interstate 85. This is the area where Atlanta’s uptown Buckhead district meets Midtown, so residents can enjoy everything both communities have to offer without having to go too far from home.  The neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and rightfully so. Once you turn off Peachtree into the neighborhood, you will find some Atlanta’s most charming historic homes.

This designer 4 sided brick home boasts a slate roof, 3 bedrooms and 2.5 renovated baths with Carrara marble and heated floors in the master. The kitchen oozes old charm with the marble farmhouse sink, spacious butlers cabinet and brick fireplace. The garage has been converted into an art space with heat, air and running water. This would be a fabulous Airbnb opportunity! Close to everything because it’s situated right in between Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown Atlanta.

 

Listed by Jan Kolker and Jo Ellyn Bass, explore listing here.

Plan the Perfect Summer Soirée

If you’ve always adored throwing parties and never thrown a summer soirée, now is the perfect opportunity! Whether it’s a chill hangout night or an all out party, we have put together some tips, decorating ideas and drink recipes so you can pull off a killer summer party.

| FLOWER POWER | party in bloom

A summer soiree isn’t complete without an abundance of flowers. There is no need to spend a fortune at the florists for these, hit Trader Joe’s or a Farmers Market early in the morning to get the best of the bunch for cheap. Wrapping flowers and fillers around a stick and hanging above the table is a great idea, and you can easily find a branch in your own backyard.

Instead of doing the basic flower in vase, go for something more creative that your guests are sure to remember -like in a basket, a non-traditional container or simply just a pretty flower arrangement by itself.

 

| FOOD | perfect pairings

Platters and light bites are your best friend. Using wooden boards and large plates you already have, fill them up with your favorite prosciutto and salami cuts, array of cheeses, nuts, fig jam and honeycomb. Cutting up different types of fruit and arranging them by color adds a fun decorative element to the food. You can find beautiful reclaimed boards here.

 

| DRINKS | beat the heat

As the temperature climbs, so does the need for a chilled cocktail. When throwing a party you want to have the essentials; gin, vodka, bourbon and tequila. Cheers to summer cocktail recipes like blackberry gin tonics, blood orange citrus and blueberry lime spritzers. Click on the photos to view the recipe!

Coconut Rosewater Blackberry Smash cocktail

 

Blood Orange Vodka Sparkler

 

Fig Thyme Shrub Cocktail

 

Blueberry Lime Smash Cocktail

 

| TABLE & SEATING |

For a smaller space, a long skinny table, or picnic table would fit best, giving ample seating room and also a lot of space to display food. Setting up a long coffee table, or even two, and incorporating moroccan seat pillows on the grass would create a fantastic ambiance. Add some string lights to either the trees or terrace roof to make it cozy as the sun goes down.

Quaint 1920s Bungalow in Adair Park

This adorable 3bd/2ba craftsman bungalow was built in 1920! This charming piece of Atlanta history is settled in one of the most desirable and upcoming areas – just steps away from the Atlanta Beltline and the Adair Park farmer’s market. Listed for $325,000

Not only does this family home have a lovely exterior, the inside is just as adorable. The hardwood flooring has maintained of original character of the home, as well as the fireplaces. Flooded with natural light, this home is true serenity.

The kitchen and bathrooms are fully renovated – the kitchen boasting stone counters and ample drawer space. The kitchen isn’t the only place with storage space; the master closet is large and open as well.

This cottage continues to impress! The property in the back boasts a sprawling, flat backyard. Perfect for kids or a dog(s). There is a patio looking out over the yard; certainly a place where memories are bound to be made.

Listed by Elise Baumann, click here to view the entire listing.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Garden Hills

With its quiet, winding streets, mature trees and largely natural surroundings, the Buckhead neighborhood of Garden Hills is among the loveliest in the city of Atlanta. This urban oasis, which was granted historic status by the city in 1987, is known for its green, leafy ambiance and eclectic array of architectural styles. Unlike many older neighborhoods in the city, Garden Hills was carefully planned and laid out from the start, with a much-loved community center forming its nucleus. Its boundaries are formed by Peachtree Road to the west, Pharr Road to the north, Piedmont Road to the east and Lindbergh Road to the south, so it boasts a central location that puts residents within close proximity of some of Atlanta’s best attractions, services and amenities.

An Historic Neighborhood with a Focus on Community

Before the first lots were even sold, Garden Hills was intended to be a close-knit neighborhood. This was facilitated by the development of a first-rate community center, which was the crown jewel of the neighborhood’s Country Club section. The center, which is known as the Garden Hills Recreation Center, continues to pull the community together to this very day. Numerous events are held there throughout the year, and its well-maintained swimming pool is a major draw during the hot, humid summer months.

Winding Streets and Pocket Parks

While exploring Garden Hills, it’s easy to forget you’re in the largest city in the south. Broad avenues and thoroughfares wend their way through the neighborhood and are studded with numerous pocket parks. Three large parks ensure that the area doesn’t become too developed. From largely untouched, wooded Alexander Park to the tinkling streams and gorgeous stone bridges of Sunnybrook Park, Garden Hills couldn’t be more bucolic. Frankie Allen Park’s tennis courts, trails and baseball diamonds provide numerous recreational opportunities for local residents too.

Exquisite Homes and Eclectic Architecture

Garden Hills was developed slowly but surely over time, and it’s clear that a lot of thought and care went into its design. Today, there are more than 750 single-family homes. Those built prior to World War II generally feature Craftsman, Georgian, Spanish Revival and Tudor architectural styles while newer homes are typically ranches. These contrasting designs come together to create a neighborhood that’s truly one of a kind. Residents of Garden Hills take pride in their neighborhood, and the community spirit here is palpable. Experience a whole different side of Atlanta by exploring its Garden Hills neighborhood today!

 

LoweBaumann Group Represent $2.15 Million Sale

Kyle Baumann represented the seller and Elise Baumann represented the buyer of 355 Pine Tree Drive in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood of Garden Hills. In 1987 the neighborhood was given historic district status by the City of Atlanta. Walkable to the neighborhood pool, parks and schools!

Sophisticated finishes line the home including the wood paneled library, dining room, formal living space. The gourmet kitchen opens to the family room which walks-out to a flat yard with a sport court. The master suite includes spacious dual master walk-in closets and upstairs offers three en-suite bedrooms. The finished lower level features a media room, wine cellar, bedroom with full bath and a ton of storage.

 

If you are interested in working with Kyle and Elise you can contact them here. 

50th Peachtree Road Race Breaks Records

The Peachtree Road Race is the most anticipated event of the summer in Atlanta, scheduled every July 4th. This year’s race was the 50th anniversary since the race’s conception in 1970. The race started at Lenox Road and went along Peachtree and ended at 10th street in Midtown’s Piedmont Park. Rhonex Kipruto, 19, of Kenya won the men’s elite race with an unofficial record-breaking time of 27:01, the Atlanta Track Club said. Not only that, he ran the fastest time ever on American soil. The women’s footrace event record goes down as Brigid Kosgei wins in a sprint to the finish in an unofficial time of 30:22. Daniel Romanchuk broke the men’s wheelchair race course record with an unofficial time of 18:11.

Sponsored by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the race has transformed from a humble 110-person endeavor to the largest 10K race in the world. Elite runners from around the globe make up some of the 60,000 spots in the race. We caught a few funny moments with runners showing off their patriotism; it America’s birthday and all!

Two of our own ran the race, Dixon Raney and Doug DaSilva (pictured below)

Dixon Raney, left, from the Morris Raney Real Estate Team

 

Doug DaSilva, Senior Marketing Director

 

View of Peachtree Road in Buckhead