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As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Olamide Alabi might get paged at 2 a.m. and then come home hours later exhausted, so her Buckhead condo needed to be a sanctuary that works as hard as she does: Guest quarters are separated from her bedroom so visitors are not disturbed, the efficient kitchen is ready for entertaining when she’s not on call—and, most importantly, the open floorplan and incredible views of the city keep her going strong.
The house that served as the location for the Creel House on Stranger Things made headlines when it went on the market this fall. But as departing owners say goodbye, they chatted with us about their history with the 1880s Second Empire–style mansion—and how it landed on the smash-hit Netflix thriller.
Marketed as a “captivating . . . architectural masterpiece” and “historic work of art,” the Eason home is one of many in the area priced well north of $1 million, but none are quite like this. It's niche to the nines, modeled after cottages in England’s Cotswolds region, as evidenced by the stained glass, beefy fireplaces, sculptures, built-in bookcases, and an olde-worlde-style front door that wouldn’t be out of place on a Hobbit House.
Midcentury design and architecture remains in demand in decor and real estate. We scoped out three glam options at three price points, from an accessible ranch in Decatur to a Palm Springs–like dream retreat in Ansley Park.
Atlanta Braves star Tom Glavine and his family loved their Alys Beach vacation home so much that they moved there full-time
After a Fourth of July weekend in 2019, Tom and Chris Glavine were on their deck at Alys Beach, enjoying a last view of the Gulf before heading back to Atlanta, and he said, "Why are we leaving here, exactly?" The family of seven soon started pondering how to make life on 30A a year-round thing. In 2020, they switched to full-time coastal life.
Rather than starting from scratch with a custom house, the contemporary-loving owners of this traditional Brookhaven home opted for a modern makeover.
“It looks like every other house on the street from outside,” says the interior designer. “But when you walk in, it’s not. Defining the spaces as individual and special, while still being connected, was a wonderful challenge.”
“I get a lot of inspiration from commercial projects,” says interior designer Carole Carter Malloy. “I’m drawn to masculine textures like brick, steel, glass, and wood.” So, when she was finishing her raw-space apartment on the 15th floor of the St. Regis in 2018, she kept coming back to places like Ponce City Market, Barcelona Wine Bar, and Sid and Ann Mashburn’s stores.
When your client is 6’2” and a professional real-estate developer, you’re going to supersize some things. Along the way, Matt Teague’s ’90s-era Underwood Hills house was transformed into a modern industrial space with a “warm Southern twist,” says interior designer Gina Sims.
As the founder of Coastal Living magazine and the mastermind behind the first 20 HGTV Dream Homes, Jack Thomasson has helped form the tastes and wants of homeowners for decades. For his own house in Roswell, he made it personal. “Of every dream house I’ve done, I’m most proud of this,” Jack says.