House Envy: Nature lovers’ paradise in the city

Every day feels like a vacation in this secluded $1.5-million home on the Chattahoochee.
Courtesy of Beacham & Company

Anyone who thinks they have to choose between a laid-back life on the river and access to a lively American city has not yet visited 3012 Rivermeade Drive. This secluded oasis—adjacent to both the Chattahoochee River and a small neighborhood lake—feels relaxing and remote but is just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta.

Listing agent Ginger Scott says, “I just had one of the biggest open houses here I have ever had. People cannot believe this is in Atlanta. It feels like you’re on vacation.” Walk straight through the private backyard to launch your canoe or floating tube straight into the gently flowing waters of the Chattahoochee. Veer to the left, past the gunite pool and across the flat lawn, to take a dip in the still waters of a local lake. If you’re feeling energetic, wander over to the nearby Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area for a hike.

Built in 1972, the four-bedroom, six-bathroom home has never been on the market before last week. The original owners enjoyed it for more than 40 years and most recently remodeled the 4,825-square-foot home in 2010.

The inviting gourmet kitchen features warm finishes, double ovens, and granite countertops. Oversized windows in the spacious fireside family room, as well as throughout the main level of the house, provide views of the leafy, green backyard and river. This 1.4-acre slice of tranquility is currently for sale for $1,549,000. Contact Ginger Scott ( or 404-406-1811) of Beacham & Company for more information.