Where—and how—Atlantans want to live now

The pandemic changed everything. We've never thought more about how and where we want to live—and how we can make room for everyone. What are the options now in metro Atlanta?
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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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.
Sea Island home

House Envy: This private island near Sea Island includes a custom-built resort

Privately owned Little Hawkins Island comes with a main residence, two guest cottages, and its very own club.
St. Regis Hotel

Sales surging for condos at the St. Regis and other luxury hotels

The Mandarin Oriental closed $20 million in sales last year, while the Ritz-Carlton sold 129 units in two and a half years. The St. Regis has chalked “historic” sales, and 1065 Midtown, the apartments above the Loews Atlanta Hotel, are selling almost as fast as they’re converted into condos.

SCADpads transform parking spaces into micro houses

Right now, SCAD Atlanta students and faculty are sleeping in the parking lot of the Atlanta campus’s main building. No, it’s not a dorm crisis or a protest, but an experiment in small living spaces.

House Envy: This Chattahoochee Hills estate comes with a lake, horse barn, and riding arena

The European-style home near Serenbe invites owners to embrace their natural surroundings.

These Atlanta homes are made from old shipping containers

While traveling in Europe, Glen Donaldson saw houses crafted from old shipping containers and was intrigued. But back home in Atlanta—where rail lines carry more than a million boxcars a year—he couldn’t find anything similar. So Donaldson located an affordable lot in an area where zoning permitted modern houses, secured an architect, and designed his dream home.
Sterling Hall

House Envy: Sterling Hall is like a smart home version of a European Castle

This Normandy-style estate combines grand architecture with resort-level amenities.
211 Blackland Dr

House Envy: High-end antique dealers add European authenticity to this Buckhead home

This European-style estate, designed by noted architect Norman Askins, was a labor of love by homeowners and veteran antique dealers Jim and Jacqueline Adams.

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