Mandarin Oriental condo

House Envy: Full-floor condos at the Mandarin Oriental

Luxury condos above hotels are selling fast in Atlanta. Few come with entire private floors. Here’s a sneak peek at a $4.2 million condo above Buckhead's Mandarin Oriental.
430 holderness west end

House Envy: Live in a charming restored bungalow by the BeltLine in West End

When Rick Baggenstoss spied the Craftsman-style bungalow on Holderness Street in Atlanta’s historic West End, he claims it was love at first sight. Although the abode, built in 1911, was long vacant and in disrepair, the real estate developer immediately saw its potential. “The house had great bones, lots of charm, and an ideal location within walking distance of area shops, restaurants, and the BeltLine,” he said.
Brian Bell

The architects of Modern Atlanta’s Design is Human event talk contemporary design

MA’s annual Design Is Human event, now in its ninth year, included a two-day tour of outstanding contemporary spaces throughout the city. We talked with a few of the tour’s featured architects to get their perspective on modern design and our evolving hometown.
RainShine House Decatur

My Favorite House: Decatur’s modernist, eco-friendly RainShine House

As cofounder of MA! Design Is Human (Modern Atlanta), the city’s annual summer celebration of contemporary design, Elayne DeLeo has seen a lot of cutting-edge architecture. But one of her favorites remains Decatur’s RainShine House, completed in 2009 and designed by architect Robert M. Cain.

Interior designer and blogger Sherry Hart takes decorating—but not herself—seriously

Rattling off past design fails at her Peachtree Park cottage, Sherry Hart cites a faux-finished fireplace, silk ficus trees, and harlequin-patterned walls. But like Goldilocks, who has to test too hard and too soft before appreciating what’s just right, Sherry has landed on a sophisticated end result.
High contrast

Touches of drama and hits of black: This Buckhead abode has a high-contrast edge

Ten years ago, no one would have expected a fusion of modern and industrial looks to thrive in a traditional house in Buckhead—particularly with the color black as a dominant theme. But the house that Anna Wooten Loggins (formerly with Amy Morris Interiors) designed for the Harrison family does just that.
Mableton horse farm

This idyllic farm just outside the Perimeter is a haven for humans and horses alike

A new horse farm doesn't happen overnight—especially in the city. Kate Larimer wanted 15 acres of land with a pond, close to the Vinings-Smyrna area. Luckily, they found a parcel slated for a subdivision that fell through—and it happened to include 14 acres.
My Favorite House Patricia McLean

Patricia McLean’s favorite Atlanta house: A Buckhead home with sentimental appeal

It’s not surprising that this Georgian beauty by famed Atlanta architect Neel Reid would be a favorite for designer Patricia McLean, a Shutze Award winner (which recognizes the region’s best in classic design). But this Buckhead home also has sentimental appeal for her.
Queen Anne Victorian Grant Park

A modern makeover brings striking contrast to a Queen Anne Victorian in Grant Park

Alison Michaels-Fandel isn’t likely to do what everyone else is doing, even if the rest of the world eventually catches up to her style.
Will Packer House

Inside film producer Will Packer’s glam but relaxed abode

Blockbuster film producer Will Packer and his wife Heather’s Sandy Springs home is a sprawling, stylish family clubhouse well suited for their 21st-century Brady Bunch.

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