Westside Atlanta’s 70-acre Quarry Yards, Forsyth County forthcoming mini-city Halcyon, Serenbe's health-and-wellness–focused “hamlet” called Mado—these metro Atlanta developments are focusing on the outdoors.
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’s Labor Day weekend, and Atlantans are hitting the lake. Looking to get in on the action? Here’s what you need to know to get a lake retreat of your own—or even to live there full time (yes, it's possible).
It’s no secret that midcentury-modern furniture is back in vogue. But now, the era’s ranch-style and split-level homes are selling better than ever, according to Vanessa Reilly of Atlanta boutique real estate firm DOMO Realty. Although midcentury modern homes can be found throughout Atlanta, she notes that the majority are close to I-285, with the highest concentrations in the neighborhoods of Amberwood, Collier Heights, Northcrest, and Northwoods.
Thousands of apartments have sprouted up across Atlanta since the recession. The city’s supply of condos, meanwhile, slowed to a relative trickle, tamped down by lender apprehension, millennial preferences to rent, and other factors. But it seems that’s slowly beginning to change.
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.
Is it a resort or a residence? Hard to tell with amenities like an enormous infinity-edge pool with poolside bar, lighted tennis courts atop a multi-level garage, and 17 acres of gardens and riverfront property.
House Envy: Country music superstar Alan Jackson and wife Denise are selling their Lake Burton retreat
Situated on 1.2 wooded acres at the end of a private road, the Jacksons’ rustic yet refined abode features a spacious farmhouse-style kitchen, a private screened porch with a fireplace, and a two-story boathouse.