When Rick Baggenstoss spied the Craftsman-style bungalow on Holderness Street in Atlanta’s historic West End, he claims it was love at first sight. Although the abode, built in 1911, was long vacant and in disrepair, the real estate developer immediately saw its potential. “The house had great bones, lots of charm, and an ideal location within walking distance of area shops, restaurants, and the BeltLine,” he said.
Atlanta sometimes is called “the city in the trees,” and certainly as you fly into Hartsfield-Jackson this time of year, a green canopy appears to cover the city. But deplane and explore at ground level and you’ll soon realize things aren’t quite so verdant. For the third year in a row we have earned a low score on a national assessment of city parks. But—in large part due to the Atlanta BeltLine—Atlanta’s gaining green space and serving more residents.
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!”
The new 1065 Midtown condos above the Loews Atlanta Hotel offer luxury finishes, stellar views, and hotel amenities.
A historic log cabin, a 1960s ranch home, and a South Carolina hunting lodge merged to form this unique abode near the Chattahoochee River.
Bigger than condos and easier to maintain than single-family houses, townhomes have emerged as hotly sought-after entrées into neighborhoods from Avondale Estates to Reynoldstown to Brookhaven.
This stately home designed by Stan Dixon enjoys a prime location in Peachtree Park. The home, with its charming brick and stone exterior, reflects both Normandy and Tudor styles and is filled with character and attention to detail inside and out.
I've read a lot of stories over the past year pointing out that, in several U.S. cities, it is now cheaper to buy a home than it is rent one. Because these sort of statistics are usually generated using city-wide averages, I assumed the "buying is cheaper than renting" condition was true only if you have good enough credit to obtain a mortgage at the lowest rates.