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House Envy: Survive a nuclear blast in this $17.5-million underground shelter

The only privately owned nuclear-proof bunker in the world is in Georgia, and it can be yours for $17.5 million.

The world’s tiniest Walmart opens in Atlanta

Walmart made retail history today by opening its smallest store ever. While a tiny Walmart—the store near Georgia Tech's campus is around 2,500 square feet—seems like an oxymoron, don’t let the size fool you.
McLemore Lookout Mountain

McLemore’s unique natural setting atop Lookout Mountain isn’t just for golfers

Scenic Land Company purchased Northwest Georgia’s former Canyon Ridge Golf Club in 2018 and rechristened it McLemore. Now, its master plan calls for several hundred homes to be built in some half dozen neighborhoods, with settings ranging from forests and canyons to golf course views.
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House Envy: This Garden Hills gem was designed by the late Brian Bethea Smith

This luxurious 7,000 square-foot home built in 2008 has all the charm of a historic Tudor cottage.

You can buy a town for $2.45 million

Frank Mills’s home at 246 Main Street in the town of Toomsboro, forty miles east of Macon in Wilkinson County, is not for sale. This would not be particularly noteworthy if not for the fact that practically the entire town around this eighty-nine-year-old man is.
Hapeville

10 of metro Atlanta’s most vibrant city centers—that aren’t Atlanta

Atlanta’s suburbs are getting more urban. Metro residents crave proximity to walkable city centers and are flocking to reinvigorated, historic towns like Alpharetta and Hapeville—or newly invented places like Trilith and Serenbe. Here are 10 communities with newly vibrant downtowns.
Sinclair Farm

House Envy: Golfer Davis Love, III, is selling his pastoral St. Simons Island retreat

Golfer Davis Love, III, is selling his five-acre estate and horse barn on St. Simons Island.
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Ashton Woods brings an ambitious 600-home community to Sandy Springs

The development will have two residential phases connected by a future mixed-use section next door to the new Mercedes-Benz headquarters.

Test Drive: Spending the weekend in a 135 square foot SCADpad

Some people flip through Architectural Digest or Dwell with dreams of classic mansions or custom homes filled with designer furnishings. My domestic fantasies run smaller: a daily scroll through Tiny House Blog and obsessive scrutiny of every small space featured on Apartment Therapy. Some people take pilgrimages to furniture showrooms in North Carolina. I like to wander through Ikea displays: “Living in 273 square feet!”
Mandarin Oriental penthouse

House Envy: Living the high life—Mandarin Oriental’s penthouse is Atlanta’s priciest

Atlanta's priciest penthouse—a two-level, unfinished unit above the Mandarin Oriental—offers a concierge, housekeeping service, personal drivers, a private elevator, and spectacular views.

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