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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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