Tennessee and North Carolina have always offered fun, drivable getaways for Atlantans. For design enthusiasts, Nashville and High Point now offer new reasons to visit.
In the current Atlanta real estate market, the idea of paying list price, taking two weeks for a due diligence period, or even having a night or two to sleep on one of the biggest financial decisions of your life now seems quaint. It's even harder for first-time buyers.
Kitchens invite guests again, laying out natural materials and rich colors as a welcome mat. Here, four new kitchens at the center of family life and festive gathering.
An autographed poster by painter Varnette Honeywood from the 1990 National Black Arts Festival hangs in muralist Ashley Dopson’s living room. Family visits to the festival inspired her own interest in art. “That era was a time when people were very aware of the legacy of Black art,” Dopson, 37, says. “For a little girl like me, I felt like I could do this and make a living at it.”
After first pondering a move to the country, interior designer Jayme Armour ended up buying a house a few miles from downtown Atlanta, but it turns out the two ideas weren’t that far apart. The 1950s cottage she discovered in East Lake came with a large, lush lot—including a banana palm tree in the back—and a leafy neighborhood.
An intentionally minimalist lake house allows this high-profile couple to hang out in one big room—with a gorgeous view all around.
Whether you call it downsizing, rightsizing, aging-in-place, or just retiring, more Baby Boomers are creating homes that will make life easier in future years. “What we’re seeing is people making a conscious decision before it’s too late to get their stuff in order,” says designer Beverly Baribault. “It’s the difference between having to do it and choosing to do it.”
Jenny Doyle is with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty North Atlanta office and was previously recognized as their number one individual agent. Jenny has been in the top 1 percent of agents in Atlanta for more than 20 years and has sold over $275 million in real estate.