530 Lakeshore

House Envy: This one-of-a-kind home in Lake Claire is surrounded by nature

Cherie Restler says one of her favorite comments that she’s heard about her unique Lake Claire house was from a delivery man who said he felt like he was in Game of Thrones. After all, it’s not every day you approach a house via iron-spike-lined footbridge and knock on a windowless steel door.
Roswell house envy

House Envy: Own a piece of Roswell history with this antebellum farmhouse

The antebellum home—which now sits on a half-acre lot—retains many of its original features. The two front rooms are drenched with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling triple-hung windows, which once provided access to the deep front porch. Most of the original, wide-plank heart pine floors are intact throughout the 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom main house, which also boasts 4 fireplaces.

House Envy: This Chattahoochee Hills estate comes with a lake, horse barn, and riding arena

The European-style home near Serenbe invites owners to embrace their natural surroundings.

It’s going to take more than $45 million* to help Vine City

When it comes to building stuff, Atlanta’s got a great history of public-private partnership. Civic leaders come up with an idea, City Hall irons out the political wrinkles, and then Coke, Delta, the Home Depot, and other hometown companies contribute funding. It’s how Atlanta won the Braves and the Olympics. On the other hand, our track record of taking care of people in the process of building things—large venues in particular—is lousy.

The best place to live in Georgia is . . . Canton?

While the folks at the real estate blog Movoto.com think Atlanta excels in nerdiness and redneckery, they’ve concocted a new list where, oddly enough, the city doesn’t place at all. Movoto’s “10 Best Places in Georgia” roster doesn’t include the state’s capital.  That’s right; Atlanta evidently doesn’t rate. The most peachy keen of Georgia’s places to live is none other than (drum roll, please) Canton.

Movoto’s explanation: a data-and-statistics-based formula used to identify real estate Utopias by ranking total amenities, crime, tax rates, employment, commute time, and weather (uh, humid). The rankings don’t include access to mass transit, but do include a multifaceted “quality of life” tabulation that assesses the cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income, and student-to-teacher ratio in public schools.

Movoto’s List of the Best Places in Georgia
Ponce City Market

Atlanta’s micro apartments are in high demand

Atlantans love big houses, so wouldn’t the thought of living in 600 square feet (or less) induce claustrophobia? Hardly, say the managers of upscale new apartment communities from Buckhead to Inman Park, where micro rentals are in high demand at premium prices.
Tiny Townhomes

Atlanta is hungry for fancy townhouses

These aren’t your grandma’s townhouses. Real estate agents say Atlanta is hungry for semidetached homes with envelope-pushing modern design. Case in point: The Boulevard at Lenox, a gated, 10-unit complex on Lenox Road near I-85 that was 70 percent sold six months before its expected completion in June.
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.
Flipping Virgins

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.
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House Envy: Live in a charming restored bungalow by the BeltLine in West End

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.

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