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

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.

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

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.

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.

 

 

2019 New & Anticipated Atlanta Restaurants

New Year…New Food!

Here’s a look at some new ATL eateries to try

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COMING SOON

 

Pancake Social // All day breakfast

Adding to the already impressive lineup of restaurants in Ponce City Market, Pancake Social is expected to open late January/early February 2019.  The menu will feature eight varieties of pancakes made from multi-grain to sourdough with real maple syrup. You’ll even find gluten-free options!

 

Le Colonial // French-Vietnamese

Opening Spring 2019 in the Shops of Buckhead development. The owners of Le Bilboquet and Umi are collaborating to bring this concept to the already posh neighborhood. This restaurant currently has locations in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston. The menu will feature a light and subtle fare

 

Doughnut Dollies // Delicious Doughnut Fare

Since first opening in 2015, Atlanta’s West Midtown will now house one of Marietta’s favorite donut joints. The cafe will include seating for a dozen people and even feature a walk-up window to pick up pre-orders. Atlanta-based artist Adam McNeil has been commissioned to create a mural on the building’s exterior.

 

Motorboat // Divey- Sandwich Bar

Formerly known as Marco’s Pita, located in between The Bookhouse Pub and The Local on Ponce de Leon Avenue will soon house a sandwich bar called Motorboat. This casual shop will specialize in New York, Italian, Jewish and Middle Eastern deli sandwiches. The sign out front currently says ‘Coming Soon’!

 

OPEN NOW

 

AIX and Tin Tin // French Provençal

This restaurant and wine bar are joined by a shared kitchen at the Stockyards on Brady Avenue in Atlanta’s Westside. Tin Tin offers a more casual experience with wine-by-the-glass and charcuterie boards while AIX is a full-service restaurant offering southern French dishes. 

 

Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits // Seafood

The coastal vibe of this restaurant is extremely inviting, offering some of the city’s best oysters and a lovely collection of small plates. The chef speaks on the large use of Italian and French techniques that keep the menu ‘fun’. Situated right on the belt-line perfect location to attract all the crowds.

Photo Courtesy of Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits

 

Tiny Lou’s // French Cuisine

Located on the bottom floor of the newly-renovated Hotel Clermont on Ponce sits this nouveau restaurant offering a menu of French classics including steak frites, escargot and trout almondine. The name of this restaurant was inspired by a popular dancer from the 1950’s.

 

 

Nina and Rafi // Italian-American

From the owners of Cypress Street Pint & Plate and O4W Pizza comes Nina and Rafi. Located on the Eastside of the beltline sits a pizza place offering rectangular pies and thick crust loaded with toppings. Both owners are from the North (NY and New Jersey) who were inspired by their Italian grandmothers.

 

 

Eat Me Speak Me // Jewish-Chinese

This restaurant is a perennial pop-up that moves around and frequently features new menus. The current menu was so popular that the chef, Jarrett Stieber, is extending it throughout January. Currently in Decatur, his Jewish-Chinese cuisine offers hot and sour matzo ball soup, sweet potato latkes and sunny egg fried rice and bagel puree.

Featured Listing: Newer Construction in Brookwood Hills

Sitting in the coveted Brookwood Hills neighborhood of Buckhead, 47 Northwood Avenue is a newer construction that seamlessly blends timeless living with modern luxuries. The floor plan is spacious, open and bright offering a finished third floor with an added bedroom and it’s own private bath. The designer kitchen opens to two casual living spaces making it perfect for family living. A screened in porch off the back of the home offers backyard views and makes for the perfect extra entertaining space for the warmer months. The master suite boasts two walk-in closets and a large soaking tub and shower.

This home is minutes to Midtown, Buckhead and close to the interstate which makes it a commuters dream. The neighborhood itself offers a pool, tennis courts and park!