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House Envy: Modern architecture and backyard amenities elevate this Blue Ridge home

House Envy: Modern architecture and backyard amenities elevate this Blue Ridge home

Dubbed “The Peaks House,” this newly constructed home offers a refined approach to mountain living, says Lucy Small, the builder, designer, and listing agent through Engel & Volkers Atlanta and North Georgia Mountains. High ceilings and an abundance of windows are a large part of the appeal, as well as unexpected materials.

How interior designer Emily Dunn put together this Serenbe sanctuary

The ecofriendly neighborhood in Chattahoochee Hills provides a pastoral escape from the city. Here's how interior designer Emily Dunn put together this European-inspired, 1,900-square-foot townhouse.
Atlanta Braves star Tom Glavine and his family loved their Alys Beach vacation home so much that they moved to the Panhandle full-time

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.
mountaintop retreat at Blackberry Farm

An Atlanta-based architect and furniture designer team up to create a floating glass mountaintop retreat

The key rule in creating this ridgetop guest house at Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm residences: Don’t impede the view. Architect Keith Summerour collaborated with furniture designer Skylar Morgan to create the wood, metal, and glass abode.
The Nest at Brannon Ridge Reserve

In North Georgia, a mini modern mountain home community like no other takes shape

At The Nest at Brannon Ridge Reserve, Paige Thornton and Kim Bucciero envisioned a tucked-away respite with design and home efficiency on par with almost anything in Atlanta.
Palm Springs vacation home

Inside this Atlanta designer’s Palm Springs paradise

Atlanta interior designer Bill Stewart's Palm Springs home has the midcentury-modern glamour that draws visitors to the town, and, in fact, Bill is used to a constant parade of people taking pictures in his front yard.
Lake Lanier at sunrise

Want a Georgia lake house? Here’s what you need to know.

It’s Labor Day weekend, and Atlantans are hitting the lake. Looking to get in on the action? Here’s what you need to know to get a lake retreat of your own—or even to live there full time (yes, it's possible).
The Cloister Ocean Residences

Vacation Home Community Snapshot: The Cloister Ocean Residences

These oceanfront residences may just be Sea Island’s sweetest deal. Not only do they offer the convenience and (relative) affordability of shared ownership, but they also include year-round membership in the Sea Island Club for only a quarter of the annual dues—and no initiation fee.

This tranquil Gulf-front home is a sophisticated backdrop for life unplugged

At Alys Beach, every design decision begins with the view. Both floorplans and furniture selections aim to maximize the vista beyond the windows. Whitewashed architecture, understated landscaping, and a turquoise ocean have become the hallmarks of this upscale Florida Panhandle community.
Ridge at Lake Martin

Vacation Home Community Snapshot: the Ridge on Lake Martin

About 150 miles from Atlanta, family-owned Russell Lands includes 14 neighborhoods clustered around the southwest corner of Lake Martin—a 41,000-acre reservoir awarded state “Treasured Lake” status because of its exceptional water quality. The community is about 40 miles from both Auburn and Montgomery.

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