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Clever finishes give this woodsy Underwood Hills house instant character

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.
A house aficionado crafts his favorite one yet, with elements past, present, and future

A house aficionado crafts his favorite one yet in Roswell, with elements past, present, and future

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.
This city house makes the most of its idyllic lake setting

This city house makes the most of its idyllic Silver Lake setting

Some homes are worth playing the long game. “We had told a realtor friend that our dream was to find a house to renovate on Silver Lake, and nothing had really come available for over 10 years,” says Michelle Clery, who is a longtime Atlanta resident, along with her husband, Bob Roddewig. “He called us a year later about a home going up for sale the next day, so we jumped in the car to take a look right away.”
Can we still afford Atlanta?

It is really, really hard to buy your first house in Atlanta right now

In the current Atlanta real estate market, the idea of paying list price, taking two weeks for a due diligence period, or even having a night or two to sleep on one of the biggest financial decisions of your life now seems quaint. It's even harder for first-time buyers.
Jayme Armour

A designer’s East Lake cottage deftly combines her love of nature, color, and pattern

After first pondering a move to the country, interior designer Jayme Armour ended up buying a house a few miles from downtown Atlanta, but it turns out the two ideas weren’t that far apart. The 1950s cottage she discovered in East Lake came with a large, lush lot—including a banana palm tree in the back—and a leafy neighborhood.
Elizabeth Ingram and Alton Brown lake house

Inside Elizabeth Ingram and Alton Brown’s Alabama lake house

An intentionally minimalist lake house allows this high-profile couple to hang out in one big room—with a gorgeous view all around.
The surprising rewards of downsizing

The surprising rewards of downsizing

Whether you call it downsizing, rightsizing, aging-in-place, or  just retiring, more Baby Boomers are creating homes that will make life easier in future years. “What we’re seeing is people making a conscious decision before it’s too late to get their stuff in order,” says designer Beverly Baribault. “It’s the difference between having to do it and choosing to do it.”
Designer Andrew Howard's sophisticated South Florida style and a thoughtful art collection create perfect harmony

Designer Andrew Howard brings colorful, sophisticated South Florida style to this Buckhead home

Layered paints, wallcoverings, fabrics, and art give this five-year-old Buckhead home a colorful, decorative persona.
McLemore Lookout Mountain

McLemore’s unique natural setting atop Lookout Mountain isn’t just for golfers

Scenic Land Company purchased Northwest Georgia’s former Canyon Ridge Golf Club in 2018 and rechristened it McLemore. Now, its master plan calls for several hundred homes to be built in some half dozen neighborhoods, with settings ranging from forests and canyons to golf course views.

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