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

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.

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!

 

 

 

Beacham Gives Back: Donates $11,902 to Our House Shelter

The Our House Shelter in Atlanta, Georgia was the last quarterly charity of 2018. Formerly known as the Genesis Shelter, Our House strives to help homeless families stay together, grow in personal development, and take the steps toward bettering their lives. Beacham and Company REALTORS® agents and staff in total donated $11,902 to the shelter.

Our House is an organization that hosts homeless families in two shelters in Atlanta: Downtown and Decatur. In addition to these 18-room shelters, they also have two early childhood education facilities for homeless children. One of the unique aspects of the organization is that it aims to keep families together. Other shelters have restrictions on who may stay, but Our House allows the families to stay together regardless of age or gender. Further, to be allowed into an Our House shelter, families must have a newborn child. During a family’s 6-month stay, they are taught practical life skills and coached on how to get a job. The education facilities are unique in the fact that they allow both children residing outside and inside the shelter to attend. Our House recognizes that finding childcare can be expensive and stressful for some families living below the poverty line.

If you would like to submit a charity for consideration, you can email us at [email protected]. Please keep in mind that charities must be approved by our agent.  If you know a Beacham agent, we encourage you to contact them directly about participation in this program.

Need to Know: 2019 Homestead Exemptions

New Senior Homestead Exemption

All property owners over the age of 65 are now eligible for a senior homestead exemption that will increase their base exemption from $30,000 to $50,000. This exemption only applies to the Fulton County portion of the property taxes. Homeowners over the age of 65 qualify regardless of income which is different from other senior homestead exemptions which usually have income limits.

This exemption will be automatic to properties who already have senior property exemptions for age 65 and older. Those who do not already have others should visit one of the five offices of Fulton County Board Assessors with proof of age (license, passport etc.) or apply online here.

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North Fulton cities

Properties in Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton and Mountain Park will now have a floating homestead exemption in place. These will cap the annually adjusted value at 3% over the determined lowest base year value for the city portion of property taxes for each of these jurisdictions.

How to apply: The cities of Milton, Roswell, and Alpharetta each process their own city homestead applications. Milton will automatically apply the new exemption to properties with a floating exemption in place.

For properties in Johns Creek and Mountain Park, Fulton County will automatically apply this exemption if a homestead exemptions in place, as well as to future homestead applications. The base year will be automatically determined.

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Fulton County Schools

All Fulton properties outside of Atlanta will have a floating homestead exemption in place for Fulton Co. Schools portion of the property taxes. This will cap the annually adjusted value at 3% over the determined base year value.

This will automatically apply to properties with exemptions in place in Fulton Co. outside of Atlanta as well as future applications.

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Atlanta Public Schools

Properties in City of Atlanta are now eligible for an increase in base exemption for the APS portion of the taxes. The current exemption is $30,000 and will now increase to $50,000 after the first $10,000.

This will automatically apply for properties in the city with homestead exemptions in place and base year will be automatically determined.

 

FOR MORE INFO CALL: 404-612-6440 X 4 // VISIT: https://fultonassessor.org/exemptions/

 

Superbowl in Atlanta: What You Need to Know

2019 will be the third time that Atlanta will host the Super Bowl, previously hosted in 1994 and 2000.  However, this will be the first time players will vie for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the new Mercedes Benz Stadium. The stadium’s maximum capacity tops at 75,000 and is expected to easily break Atlanta’s previous Super Bowl records. The city is hoping for a better outcome after the 2000 winter storm that lead to hundreds of wrecks, travel delays and disrupting the practice of both competing NFL teams. A lot of residents believe this storm tarnished the city’s chance to host in 2009 and 2010.  The owner of the Falcons and ATL United, Arthur Blank, stated “I think the difference this time is that we have a new stadium with a significant public-private partnership”. Weather worries were not a concern this time.

Atlanta’s Super Bowl contract says the concession prices will remain the same as the Falcons games and other stadium events which offers $2 hotdogs, $6 chicken tenders and fries, $5 cheeseburger and large domestic draft beer for only $7. Arthur Blank has been praised for lowering the prices of concession food which has earned the Benz the top overall ranking in the NFL and MLS voice of the fan surveys for quality, variety, speed of service and value.

 

Need to know:

What: Superbowl LIII (53)

Who: AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion

When: Sunday, Feb. 3rd 2019

Where: Mercedes- Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA

Time: 6:30 p.m. Eastern

TV Channel: CBS

 

Where do I watch the game?

CBS will be televising the event. People can watch on their local stations via cable or stream the game through the CBS all access subscription app. Tickets to the actual game are currently being offered from 3rd party websites ranging from $3,000-$16,000. The NFL doesn’t sell tickets directly to the public. If you’re looking for the best sports bars to catch the game see a list below

 

How do I get to the game?

MARTA is the best way to reach the Mercedes Benz stadium in Downtown Atlanta.  The Phillips Arena/Benz stop or the Vine City stop are the quickest walks to the stadium. MARTA will be selling commemorative Super Bowl Breeze Cards which is an additional $2 from the initial fare. Every rider must have their own Breeze Card except for children under 6. See  additional MARTA details hereUber and Lyft will also be up and running at the designated drop-off and pick-up locations which are Centennial Olympic Park Drive in front of the CNN Center and on Gameday-Feb. 3rd is Centennial Olympic Park Drive in front of the CNN center and the NAPA Yellow Lot (drop off only).

 

Pepsi Halftime Show Performers

Maroon 5 at the Airbnb Open Spotlight

Maroon 5 has been chosen to perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show with a Travis Scott and other special guests who has not yet been finalized.

 

Weekend Events

  • Super Bowl LIVE– at Centennial Olympic Park – free ten-day fan festival with concerts, fireworks and other activities leading up to the big game//Saturday January 26-Monday January 28, then Thursday, January 31 – February 2.
  • Super Bowl Experience– Georgia World Congress Center – an eight-day indoor interactive theme park.
  • Super Bowl Opening Night– a ticketed event held on January 28 In the State Farm Arena
  • NFL Honors, nationally televised awards show held at the Fox Theatre onFebruary 2– recognizes best players and performances in the league
  • Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest– three-night festival from Thursday, January 31 to Saturday, February 2 at the State Farm Arena
    • Thursday- Ludacris & Friends, Migos, Lil Yachty & Lil baby, Metro Boomin, Lil Jon and more
    • Friday- Aerosmith and Post Malone
    • Saturday- Bruno Mars and Cardi B
  • Jim Brown Legends of Football Golf Tournament– at Topgolf on Ellsworth Blvd – golf tournament with hall of fame football players and celebrities (Barry Sanders, Eric Dickerson, Marcus Allen, Ray Lewis, Ronnie Lott, members from Maroon 5, and more) – January 31
  • 2019 Rolling Stone Super Bowl Party –location and performers TBA– from February 1-2
  • Off The Field Players’ Wives Fashion Show Super Bowl 2019 –at Shops Buckhead Atlanta – February 1 from 11:30 am-2:30 pm
  • 2019 Maxim Super Bowl Party –Feb 2 @ The Fairmont – performers TBA
  • World’s Largest Tailgate: A Tailgate with a Mission– at Georgia International Convention Center – Feb 2 11:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Atlanta Winter Beer Fest @ Atlantic Station– enjoy over 150+ beer, 25+ ciders and wines, live music, and a DJ – from1-5 pm on Feb 2 – tickets are $40 right now, will increase to $55 day-of
  • Big Game Brunch @ Atlantic Station– Feb 3 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm – $55 right now but will increase to $75 day-of

 

 

Cover photo courtesy of: Lloyd Brown of Stadium Journey