Charming Victorian Graces Inman Park

This classic 3bd/2ba Inman Park home circa 1907 retains original character while offering access to some of Atlanta’s trendiest restaurants and shops. This $800,000 piece of history is even walking distance to the ATL Beltline! This bungalow features 3 sizable bedrooms that provide the upmost comfort. The privacy of the property’s backyard is something coveted by many potential home owners. Retreat to the fully-fenced, private yard surrounded by professional landscaping, and allow yourself to indulge in nature. Walk the steps of this historically elegant cobblestone pathway and come see the property for yourself; this one won’t be on the market for long!

Enjoy the fresh air of Atlanta and spend some time on the welcoming front porch swing!

 

Experience a spacious living room environment!

Cozy up next to one of the five working fireplaces this Victorian has to offer! The inside adorned in stunning hard wood floors throughout, accompanied by the irresistible 12′ ceilings enhancing the natural light in each and every room. Enjoy a fully renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, accompanied by a sought-after wine rack. Prepare a meal on desirable stone counters, to be later served on the kitchen island while enjoying the sounds from the warm crackling fire!

Beautiful views to be seen from the kitchen window while cooking!

The stunning hardwood floors are continued in the Master Bedroom, which is nothing short of chic! Not only is the bedroom itself impeccably maintained, the master is graced with a walk-in-closet (everyone’s dream!) as well as a renovated bath with a double vanity and large shower. Find a private sanctuary within your own bedroom.

Get some R&R after a long day…

Serenity is abundant in these bathrooms, especially the secondary ones! The classic tiling and wood combined with the updated fixtures is the epitome of the home’s fusion of modern comfort and original character.

Embrace the serenity!

The inviting outdoor space, including a fully landscaped backyard and wrap-around porch, allows you the perfect opportunity to charm guests, or to just sip a coffee and read a book. Spend time with friends and family while enjoying the fresh air that Atlanta brings. Fall is upon us!

An open backyard to entertain with and enjoy!

 

Listed by Judy Higgins, see listing here.

Keeping it Real Estate: At Home With Jennie

Atlanta born resident, Jennie Wilson, dishes on her past, life at home and why she loves real estate.

6 years ago Jennie joined the SkogstadSodemann Team and began building her network of referrals, vendors and now clients. This year Jennie ventured out on her own and is utilizing her sharp instincts to further elevate her already impressive real estate track record. Jennie’s decision to move back to Atlanta after attending college in D.C. was an easy one after meeting her husband, Jarad, sophomore year. Jennie obtained a law degree while Jarad was busy getting his PhD from Emory University; and soon there was another Wilson, Colin who is now 6. Her second, Emma, is 17 months.

Currently living in Brookhaven, she loves home decorating, finding the best deals in HomeGoods and shopping at Nordstrom + Poppy’s! She’s currently redesigning her kitchen and we got a sneak peek of her backsplash options!

We’ve asked Jennie to share her insights on real estate – living in Atlanta – and why she chose Beacham.

 

 

What sets you apart from other real estate agents?

“I think the fact I work so closely with my clients. I’m very personable and always make myself available to clients during this stressful period of transition. I don’t just close deals, I become friends with most of my ‘clients’ by the end! Never forget, it’s a relationship business.”

What is one piece of advice you would give to a brand-new agent?

“My best advice is work as an assistant for an experienced agent, even if it’s only for a little while. Real estate is comprised of so many moving parts and working for someone who is experienced and successful is invaluable training. Not only do you get hands-on practice, but you also get a glimpse of what you are getting in to; as it can be a lot of crazy!”

Why broker with Beacham?

“I feel like Beacham really strives to take care of their agents. The marketing department is always ready to help and answer any questions I have. They can come up with a personalized marketing plan for anything/everything I need. Photography is HUGE here. So many agents I talk to in the field are astounded we don’t have to pay for it! Because I’m such a personable person I love the vibe in the office and company in general. Beacham just feels like home!”

If you could live on one street in Atlanta, which one would it be?

“I would live on King Road, the houses are gorgeous, the lots are big, close to Chastain Park and it’s very quiet.”

What is something people don’t know about you?

“I really love 80’s hair bands like Def Leppard and Poison!”

What is your favorite season in ATL and why?

“FALL! All of my friends will tell you I am fall crazy. I just love everything about it. Fall clothes are my absolute favorite – jeans, boots and blazers – my uniform. The weather is perfect, not too hot but not too cold. I’m not sweating getting my kids out of the car nor am I freezing running them to get in it. Of course there’s football. I‘d be lying if I said I am a well-read football fan, but growing up in the South it’s hard not to feel the magic of the season here.”

 

If you could have a second home anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why?

“Oh goodness – This is going to sound like a crazy answer, but Georgetown in Washington D.C. My parents are from D.C. and I went to college there as well as grew up visiting. Georgetown is one of my all-time favorite places. The streets are cobblestone. The houses are just gorgeous. They look like townhouses and brownstones you would find in London or New York. You can step out your door and walk to shops, restaurants, even the Potomac river. My first year in college when I didn’t have a car, I would take a 30-minute bus ride down Wisconsin Avenue by myself and walk around all afternoon instead of err studying..”

If you’re interested in working with Jennie, contact her here! 

Ready to List? 7 Tips to Get Your Home Ready

Are you thinking about putting your house on the market? It can feel quite daunting, so we put together a list of steps you can take to get your home ready and increase your chances of receiving an offer quicker. From decluttering to staging, here are the most important things you can do.

DECLUTTER

This could potentially be the most important step when preparing to list your home. Decluttering your home makes the home appear larger, simple as that. Isn’t that what we all want? Even a large open floor plan can look crammed with too much furniture or décor stuffed into an area. Clutter-free space gives the impression the home has been meticulously maintained which will appeal to buyers. One additional reason for decluttering is it helps buyers imagine themselves living in the space. Presenting the home as a neutral space allows them to visualize what their life would be like living there.

 

PAINTING

If your interior walls have bold or vibrant colors, consider painting them over with a neutral color. Some people cannot look past paint colors. For example, if a room is painted deep red or dark blue, some people may have difficulty imagining what the room would look like with a neutral color. Neutral colors can also open up a small space! Any smudges or peeling paint might make buyers think you haven’t taken good care of the property.

 

LANDSCAPE REVAMP

Curb appeal is the buyers first impression. An attractive and well maintained yard can add value to your home in an instant. Touching up the pine straw spaces and mulch enhances the contrast of the surrounding trees and plants making everything pop. If your grass is looking glum add some seed and set up a sprinkler; sod is a more expensive alternative. Shaping up shrubs, changing out dingy container plants on the porch and adding a pop of color with perennials can all enhance the overall look as well. Plus it makes the listing photos look even more appealing online.

STAGE THE HOME

Most sellers have mixed feelings about staging their home. They believe their home is beautiful the way it is, but that is because it is their own personal home. The National Association of Realtors says 83% of buyers’ agents said that a staged home makes it easier for their clients to visualize the potential of a property, while more than half of sellers agents believed that staging a home reduced the amount of time it stays on market. If you’re home has been sitting on the market for a while, reach out to a staging company, it might make the difference!

 

UPDATE APPLIANCES & HARDWARE

New appliances can turn your kitchen from drab to fab real quick. Gas stoves are preferred so if you currently have electric top look into some other options. Stainless steel is perceived as more luxurious and can impact the look and price of your home. Swapping out sink handles, door knobs and even switch plates throughout the home will give it a simple refresh.

 

DEEP CLEAN

Hiring a professional cleaner before any potential buyers walk through your door is a great idea. They can truly make an already clean house sparkle. If you do it yourself it can be a lot of work, but if you’re on a budget then check out this detailed room-by-room cleaning checklist.

 

RECONSIDER CARPET

Tearing out carpet and replacing with hardwoods can definitely increase the value of your home. Buyers usually always prefer hardwoods and in the case of wanting carpet it is always more appealing for the potential buyer to be able to choose their own and cover up the hardwood with their own style. Hardwoods are now seen as an ‘upgrade’ and with area carpets sometimes it’s harder for buyers to see past them, just like bold paint colors.

 

 

 

 

Beacham & Company Welcomes Eric Jan!

A native of Nassau County, New York, Eric moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech in 1997.  He started as an Architecture major, transferring to the Building Construction program, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction.

Eric worked at Delta Air Lines, both full-time and part-time while completing his degree at Georgia Tech. He served as a police officer in the Georgia Tech Police Department and runs a firearms training / security consulting company. Eric joined Beacham and Company, REALTORS®  so he can utilize his building and construction background and love for homes with his clients in the Atlanta market.

Eric has lived in Atlanta for nearly 22 years and has had the opportunity to watch Atlanta’s growth after the Summer Olympic Games. He still enjoys Atlanta’s beautiful homes, rich in history and momentum. Eric’s professionalism, honesty and knowledge of metro Atlanta’s geography, school districts and communities make him a valuable asset to his clients.

Eric currently lives in Buckhead with his wife Junko, a Delta Air Lines flight attendant, and son Christian. Christian attends Sutton Middle School and plays soccer at SSA Northside. A big kid at heart, Eric loves planes, trains, automobiles – and guns. During his free time, Eric enjoys spending time at the beach and traveling the world with his family.

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.

Chastain Park Estate Dressed in Neutrals

310 Pineland Road is privately situated on one of the most notable streets in Atlanta’s Chastain Park. This neighborhood is home to some of the most exquisite estates in Buckhead, and this property is no exception.  Harrison Design & Garmon Properties collaborated to create this stunning masterpiece where no detail was overlooked. Listed for $5,600,000.

The exterior boasts Glen-Gery brick, Ludowici tile roof, Pella casement windows and copper gutters grace the home’s edges. The inside of the home features a glamorous display of structural elements including arched corridors, creating a unique aesthetic. The kitchen, by Design Galleria, features a La Cornue oven range, custom cabinets, farmhouse sink and large eat-in island. With views into the family room, this is the perfect gathering space for families and guests.

Upstairs you’ll find the master bedroom with an en-suite living room + sitting area, cedar closet and master bath by Design Galleria. Two other gracious sized bedrooms are upstairs, both with en-suite bathrooms as well. The terrace level boasts a large second kitchen, ample entertaining space and a lot of extra storage.

 

See the listing here!

Listing Agent: Nancy Meister