House Envy: If you’ve dreamed of living at a resort, the Maisonettes at Mandarin Oriental may be for you
Located on the grounds of a five-star hotel, these townhomes offer landscaped yards, outdoor terraces, oversized garages, and a 24-hour residential concierge.
After moving back to Marietta following seven years in New York, Dana and Hicks Poor couldn’t find the right house and were starting to consider new construction. Then one day Dana went for a walk near the square and spotted a foreclosure notice on a midcentury-era house that the two native Mariettans had long admired.
It was on nightly walk around their Druid Hills neighborhood in 2003 when David and Michele Wilson noticed a ‘for sale’ sign at 850 Oakdale Road. They had long admired the stately home, which was designed by revered Atlanta architect Neel Reid and built in 1915.
Whoever thinks ranch houses can’t be sexy has forgotten about California style during the tail end of Hollywood’s Golden Age. When Andy Heyman bought this 1940s-era ranch in 2011, it reminded him of Frank Sinatra’s chic Palm Springs hideaway.
This 1963 home was a magnet for civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Maynard Jackson, Andrew Young, and others.
One of Britt Bass Turner's creative passions is transforming the home she recently bought with her husband, Render. Previous owners had already knocked down walls and modernized the ranch house, allowing Britt and Ren to concentrate on the fun part.
Angela Blehm spent her childhood painting. So it’s no surprise that her adult life is full of beauty and imagination. The artist and her family live on a gently sloping lot overlooking Lake Lanier, but the tranquil setting belies the dramatic palette indoors.
Built c. 1785, this 47-acre property is registered as part of the National Historic Trail of Tears.
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.