House Envy: Modern architecture and backyard amenities elevate this Blue Ridge home
Dubbed “The Peaks House,” this newly constructed home offers a refined approach to mountain living, says Lucy Small, the builder, designer, and listing agent through Engel & Volkers Atlanta and North Georgia Mountains. High ceilings and an abundance of windows are a large part of the appeal, as well as unexpected materials.
Atlanta’s tallest new building since the ’90s aims for 2018 takeoff
In Midtown, No.2 Opus Place will be Atlanta’s tallest residential tower and the highest structure built in the city since 1992. About 20 percent of its 189 condos have “sold”—under contract, that is, with earnest money down.
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.
HGTV’s Flipping Virgins is now casting in Atlanta
HGTV host and Atlanta Magazine’s HOME columnist Egypt Sherrod is looking for first-time real estate investors to cast in the next season of Flipping Virgins.
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.
Vacation Home Community Snapshot: the Ridge on Lake Martin
About 150 miles from Atlanta, family-owned Russell Lands includes 14 neighborhoods clustered around the southwest corner of Lake Martin—a 41,000-acre reservoir awarded state “Treasured Lake” status because of its exceptional water quality. The community is about 40 miles from both Auburn and Montgomery.
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.
It is really, really hard to buy your first house in Atlanta right now
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.
House Envy: This Cabbagetown condo offers an iconic piece of Atlanta’s history and unrivaled views of the city—if you build up into its 71-foot tower
It might seem overly ambitious to list a Cabbagetown loft with a galley kitchen and a single bedroom at $785,000—more than any other condo in the neighborhood has ever landed. But hear owner Brandon Sutton out.
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.