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 info@beacham.com. 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 

Peachtree Road Race Celebrates 50 Years!

The Peachtree Road Race is the most anticipated event of the summer in Atlanta, scheduled for July 4th, 2019. This year is the 50th anniversary since the race’s conception in 1970. 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. This year is completely filled; zero spots left!

AJC Peachtree Road Race finishers in Piedmont Park in 1992//Photo Courtesy of Midtownatl.com

With this being the 50th race, there is extra hype surrounding this event, plus a lot of exciting commemorative events and promotions. Beloved Atlanta sports teams like the Braves and our Championship-winning ATL United FC offered discounted tickets and merchandise to race participants. For those more interested in indulging in other parts of Atlanta culture (aka food+drinks), Ponce City Market is offering discounts in tons of their stores and eateries to runners who show their bib the day of the race. Ever since the beginning, this race it has tied the Buckhead and Midtown communities together.

View of Peachtree Road in Buckhead

The 60,000 participants trekking from Buckhead’s Lenox Mall all to way to Midtown’s Piedmont Park will attract an even larger spectating crowd. The previous years average around 150,000 people. Great places to watch the runners are the start and finish of the course, the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, Piedmont Hospital, The Cathedral of St. Phillip, and other local dining or beverage spots. No matter which location you choose, make sure you get there early, this year’s turnout is sure to be HUGE!

 

Cover photo courtesy of Atlanta Track Club 

On Trend: Creative Ways to Stack Books

Go Beyond the Bookshelf

A house isn’t a home without books. You might be surprised with how creative you can get! You can add them to almost any surface from coffee tables and bookcases to chairs and bar carts. Books are a large part of creating texture and adding warmth to a home.

Complete a coffee table with a stack of eye-catching books. Make the collection interesting enough for your guests to want to flip through and engage with your personal interests; it’s a great conversation starter! A spare chair or unused bench can immediately become ‘purposeful’ when piled with a stack of pretty books. Color coding books on a bookshelf is a fabulous way to add a pop of color to any space! One non-traditional spin on a bookshelf is turning them backwards and showing the pages instead of the spine. This creates a cohesive neutral color palette on your shelf.

How will you decorate with books?

Photo Courtesy of: Emily Followill

Photo Courtesy of Beacham and Company

 

Photo Courtesy: of Beacham and Company

 

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Kathryn Photgraphy via The Everygirl

Photo Courtesy of Beacham and Company

Photo Courtesy of: Emily Followill

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!