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Tudor Treasure: Architect Frank Neely designs an Old English home in Buckhead

In 2008, architect Frank Neely’s clients called him with bad news. They’d decided not to go ahead with the renovation he’d drafted of the 1940s-era Buckhead home where they’d lived for more than 15 years. But three years later, the couple came calling again: They wanted him to create a completely new house—a grand English Tudor.

Builder design centers offer furnishing ideas for Atlanta-area homebuyers

If individual spec homes hint at economic recovery, then new builder design centers—a sign of large, growing communities—offer sure hope for the future. Last year Edward Andrews Homes and the Providence Group opened facilities in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, respectively.

8 reasons to love Avondale Estates

Founded in 1924 and named for the birthplace of William Shakespeare, this quiet neighborhood eight miles east of Atlanta has long been known for its Tudor-style architecture. Its neighbor, Decatur, may be larger, but the city is stepping into its own, with big ambitions for food, entertainment, and public schools.

A sneak peek at Buckhead’s new Restoration Hardware Gallery

If the cornerstone Hermès store is a sign that old Buckhead is back, the soon-to-open Restoration Hardware Gallery is a sign that new Buckhead is rising. The showroom, located in the former ESPN SportsZone space across from the Buckhead Atlanta development, is a towering, nearly 70,000-square-foot, six-story estate with a 40-foot-tall entry rotunda.

Q&A: Norman Askins reflects on his storied career and his first book

In many ways, Norman Davenport Askins inherited the mantle of classical architecture directly from Atlanta icons Philip Trammell Shutze and Neel Reid. As a boy in Birmingham, Askins fell in love with traditional style and was a “closet classicist” during his days at Georgia Tech, when modernism ruled the architecture school in the 1960s.

Our real estate picks for 3 different Buckhead buyers

Young professional 3180 Mathieson Drive / Unit No. 705 This two-bedroom condo at Mathieson Exchange Lofts suits buyers who covet lock-and-go lifestyles and the convenience of a concierge. The asking price includes Turkish marble countertops and...

Buckhead’s residential real estate bestsellers

The top residential sales since 2007

These Atlanta homes are made from old shipping containers

While traveling in Europe, Glen Donaldson saw houses crafted from old shipping containers and was intrigued. But back home in Atlanta—where rail lines carry more than a million boxcars a year—he couldn’t find anything similar. So Donaldson located an affordable lot in an area where zoning permitted modern houses, secured an architect, and designed his dream home.

Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens

Wonder what it’s like inside Savannah’s moss-draped historic homes, with their Ionic columns and gabled porticoes?

Buy Your Very Own Tiki Hut—No, Really

For most Atlanta homeowners, bamboo is an invasive nuisance about as welcome as kudzu. But not for Frank Simotics, aka the Tiki Rancher, who posts continual Craigslist ads offering to haul it away from local yards.

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