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.

Modal Citizen: Amanda Rhein, MARTA’s transit-oriented development maven

If you’ve paid attention to news out of MARTA the past several weeks, you’ve no doubt heard the phrase “transit-oriented development.” That’s urban-planner speak for the development of land surrounding transit stations. Lindbergh City Center, with its mix of residences and retail, is a prime example. MARTA has lately secured developers for massive mixed-use projects at the [King Memorial][1] and [Avondale][2] stations and solicited proposals for [Edgewood/Candler Park][3]. Seven other stations have made the [working short list][4] for similar projects.
Chamblee real estate

Where to buy now in metro Atlanta

We asked Realtors to recommend their favorite areas—from intown blocks packed with high-rises to (way) OTP suburbs—for every buyer and budget.

Test Drive: Spending the weekend in a 135 square foot SCADpad

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!”

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 modern farmhouse lands in historic Grant Park

When local developer Michael Woods, principal in Broadview Properties, first noticed the dilapidated 1950s-era ranch-style home at 532 Mead Street in Grant Park, he knew immediately that he wanted to buy the property and build a house that would complement the neighborhood.
2922 Andrews Drive

House Envy: This classic Neel Reid estate comes with a guest house, pool, and plenty of history

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this gem was respectfully updated by noted architect Norman Askins.
Miley Bright

House Envy: Avondale Estates farmhouse has ties to Candlers, Waffle House founders

During its 116-year life, Decatur’s Miley Bright Farmhouse has been many things: a gentleman’s city retreat, working farm and dairy, dilapidated boarding house, private home, and most recently, bed and breakfast.
Pinewood Forrest

Could Pinewood Forrest be the next Serenbe?

Make no mistake—the team behind Pinewood Forrest, a 234-acre, mixed-use development currently under construction, understands the power of having what will soon be the largest U.S. movie studio outside of Los Angeles directly across the street.
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.

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