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.
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.
At Atlanta Motorsports Park, a growing Dawsonville complex, the pandemic hasn’t dented appetites for trackside homes, billed as the ultimate trophy cases for car fanatics.
This Morningside Tudor was carefully renovated by Norman Askins to include modern luxuries.
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.
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.
House Envy: This Mediterranean-style house in Druid Hills was designed by one of Georgia’s first female architects
The Historic Druid Hills house is one of several Atlanta homes designed by one of Georgia’s first female architects, Leila Ross Wilburn. During Deana Kingsbury's ownership, the house was extensively renovated to suit a 21st-century family, but its history wasn’t forgotten in the process.
If you’ve been dreaming of a mountain retreat, then the house in Chickamauga, two hours north of Atlanta, might be exactly what you’re looking for.