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When Andrea and Jerry Freeman found an empty lot in Roswell overlooking the Chattahoochee River, they got their opportunity to give suburban living their own twist. The goal: build a modern but warm sanctuary embracing the wooded surroundings.
In July, Lonnie Mimms opened the Computer Museum of America, a 40,000-square-foot tribute to hundreds of thousands of technological throwbacks dating to the mid-1800s, in Roswell, the heart of North Fulton’s Tech Hub.
Venezuelan Carlos Carrasquero dreamed of owning his own bookstore, and in May, he opened BiblioCactus Librería in a strip mall on Grimes Bridge Road in Roswell.
El venezolano Carlos Carrasquero soñaba con tener su propia librería, y en mayo, abrió BiblioCactus Librería en un centro comercial por Grimes Bridge Road en Roswell.
“We loved building the Decatur community. It’s bittersweet leaving,” owner Jenny Levison says. “It’s the right decision, and all of our staff has been relocated to our other stores, so no one is losing their job.”
Emily Sistrunk’s style hasn’t changed in 20 years. It has always been bold, eclectic, and a mix of high and low fashion. The stylist-turned-studio owner got her start working for music producer Dallas Austin. Now she's known as a go-to stylist for commercial advertising who opened her own studio, Pixhouse, six years ago.
The antebellum home—which now sits on a half-acre lot—retains many of its original features. The two front rooms are drenched with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling triple-hung windows, which once provided access to the deep front porch. Most of the original, wide-plank heart pine floors are intact throughout the 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom main house, which also boasts 4 fireplaces.
We spoke to famous Atlanta chefs—Asha Gomez, formerly of Cardamom Hill and Spice to Table, Justin Anthony of True Story Brands, and Ford Fry of the Optimist, Superica, St. Cecilia, and more—about their favorite room in the house: the kitchen.