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Sovereign Featured in Lonny Magazine!

June 15, 2010
 When the Sovereign Buckhead decided it was time to revamp their model home they knew just who to call: designer Lee Kleinhelter.  As the owner of Atlanta’s home-goods store Pieces, as well as a resident owner at the Sovereign, she was eager to put her clever direction into making the condo model radiate  with clean lines and “not too modern and not too traditional” touches. 
 
Kleinhelter breathed new life into the condo by ripping out the dull-blue carpet and centered her attention on creating depth through textures, accentuating the walls, and energizing the space with a flavorful shade of orange inspired by Hermes.  Each Sovereign condo features strong angles and uniquel nooks and she was successful in making it look anything but an average staged model.  She created a home that fuses the modern and the vintage and together permeates the warmth that every buyer craves.  “I want this home to make you feel great, chic, and super happy” she says, and it seems by the response Sovereign is receiving, she has done just that.

 

The Sovereign Buckhead

The Sovereign Buckhead

Sovereign Model

The Sovereign Model Condo

Staging a house to sell isn’t always easy, but Kleinhelter gives these two bits of advice:

  • The first step in preparing to sell is to move everything out.  Once the house is clutter-free, paint everything the same color to visually expand the space. 
  • Lastly, when moving the furniture back, carefully edit and leave only the essentials.  Less is more.  Leave personal mementos in storage, otherwise potential buyers may feel like they are intruding on someone else’s space.

To read the rest of the article:  Lonny Magazine June/July 2010

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Premier New Construction: 421 Blackland Road is complete!

June 10, 2010

Exquisite Custom Tuxedo Park Estate

  

Tuxedo Park Living at 421 Blackland Road

Tuxedo Park Living at 421 Blackland Road

Stone and cut-face limestone details represent the exterior of this 16,000 square foot residence on the best street in Buckhead’s Tuxedo Park.  Gated and private, this custom residence is architecturally designed with the latest and freshest finishes unique to any other property in Atlanta.  Craftsmen, designers and landscape architects have spent over two years creating this magnificent estate.  The infrastructure has the most energy-efficient geothermal HVAC systems, Crestron computerized lighting, audio and security.  The landscape by Landplus and Associates created a private outdoor retreat utilizing mature trees and plantings.  Boxwood Partners and William Stewart Designs managed the construction and overall design of the project.

Stunning 70' infinity edge pool and integrated spa

Stunning 70' infinity edge pool and integrated spa

 

Pool at dusk

Pool at dusk

Recipient of the 2010 Southeastern Designer of the Year award for Best Kitchens, by Design Galleria

Recipient of the 2010 Southeastern Designer of the Year award for Best Kitchens, by Design Galleria

The kitchen by Design Galleria, is surrounded by the open breakfast room and family room. The breakfast room features a patio that overlooks the front courtyard.  Reminiscent of New York City’s Grand Central Station and our local restaurant landmark, The Lobster Bar, the kitchen boasts a tile barrel ceiling and has state-of-the-art appliances. A separate Miele coffee bar room is set up to prepare a perfect cup of expresso.   There is  a walk-in pantry, mud room, elevator and laundry room all located near the kitchen for convenience.

 

Outdoor Viking Kitchen at dusk

Outdoor Viking Kitchen at dusk

The warm and inviting two story living family room opens to the pool and is next to the kitchen, perfect for casual family gatherings and relaxing nights by the limestone fireplace.

The warm and inviting two story living family room opens to the pool and is next to the kitchen, perfect for casual family gatherings and relaxing nights by the limestone fireplace.

 

 

Terrace Kitchen and Bar

Terrace Kitchen and Bar

 

Wine Cellar with stone finishes

Wine Cellar with stone finishes

 

Two tiered Screening Room with German leather seating, mahogany walls and state of the art equipment by Macintosh

Two tiered Screening Room with German leather seating, mahogany walls and state of the art equipment by Macintosh

 

Also located on the terrace level is an exercise room, spa bath with sauna, family room and guest suite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This home features seven bedrooms,  nine full and four half baths.   

Visit www.421blackland.com
 

Offered for $12,500,000  

Debra Johnston, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty agent,  can be reached at 404.312.1959 or 404.835.9600.   

Debra Johnston, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Debra Johnston, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

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The 2010 Modern Atlanta Home Tour is here!

June 3, 2010
Liotta Residence; Architect, Dencity; Designer, Habachy Designs- 2010 Modern Atlanta Home Tour

Liotta Residence; Architect, Dencity; Designer, Habachy Designs- 2010 Modern Atlanta Home Tour

2010 MODERN ATLANTA HOME TOUR
Saturday & Sunday, 5-6 June 2010
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are only $35.00 for both Saturday & Sunday and includes our well-designed MA10 DESIGN IS HUMAN publication/program/guidebook. 

Click here for tickets 

Since 2007, Modern Atlanta Home Tour has inspired, entertained, and educated thousands of fans and an admiring public in love with contemporary architecture and design. The highly-sought tour is also a shining example of Atlanta unleashing its creative powers for a new language of bold urbanism to the rest of the nation. Modern Atlanta Home Tour examines the full vernacular of modern residential design currently seen in Atlanta, from the cutting-edge with the use of new sustainable materials and digital technology, all the way back to the post-modern era when architecture was inspired by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles & Ray Eames. You will also witness how thoughtful architects are bringing their passion for contemporary excellence into the interiors of more traditional homes with some amazing results, and fine examples of conversion-projects where both exterior and interior are updated to the relevant concerns and needs of today. There is plenty to be excited about for 2010 and our knowledgeable staff of MA volunteers are at your disposal. 

Harris/Carroll Residence; Architect, TaC Studios-2010 Modern Atlanta Home Tour

Harris/Carroll Residence; Architect, TaC Studios-2010 Modern Atlanta Home Tour

The tour is a “call to action”, celebrating modern urban culture and each year attracts thousands of like-minded visitors from all over the Southeast, appreciative of the benefits of contemporary living at its finest and in search of powerful ideas that will help better define their own personal space and lifestyle. Each home selected for this year’s tour has its own unique stories and victories related to contemporary architecture & design, interiors, sustainability, technology, and most importantly, humanity. 

Doud/Connor Residence; Architect, Robert Greene (Apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright); Designer, Habachy Designs - 2010 Modern Atlanta Home Tour

Doud/Connor Residence; Architect, Robert Greene (Apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright); Designer, Habachy Designs - 2010 Modern Atlanta Home Tour

For 2010, we are excited to feature beautiful contemporary homes and interiors designed by Altlanta’s leading contemporary studios including Dencity, bldgs, TaC Studios, Lightroom, Gil Montoya Architecture, Bach Architecture, Square Feet Studio, Dima Zaitsev Studio, and Johnna Barrett Architecture, just to name a few. Come see the latest trends in contemporary architecture and design in Atlanta on this self-guided tour of modern homes. 

If you are in the market  for a home with a modern flair, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International agent Debra Johnston  specializes in mid-century and post modern design properties.
 

Click here for 2010 MA tour map
For More Information on 2010 Modern Atlanta Home Tour:
elayne@modern-atlanta.org

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THIS JUST IN: Tina Hunsicker of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty has been selected as the exclusive listing agent for Jane Fonda’s ATL condo

May 4, 2010

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the addition of Jane Fonda’s penthouse loft  located in the Poncey Highlands area to our selection of listings.   

850 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Copenhill Lofts, Atlanta, GA  30306

850 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Copenhill Lofts, Atlanta, GA 30306

 The top floor loft is four units combined with over 5,000 sq feet.  The 3 bedroom 3 bath home comes with four parking spaces and is listed for $4,500,000.  Jane speaks fondly of her home: “I built myself a loft that I truly thought would be my home till I died. I love it so.”

   

 Jane describes her entry hall ” To me it is a womb with a narrow birth channel and then you enter the wide open sunny loft to be born again.”

Jane loves the view that her top floor loft gives.  “When the sun rises the buildings turn pink.  The sunset is spectacular too.” The loft is located close to Atlanta nouveau restaurant “Urban Two Licks”

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Of her master bedroom, she says “there’s a mirror under that oval canopy with wooden tassels. I’m the only person I know with a glass fireplace! The light from the fire bounces off it and reflects and is gorgeous.”

Jane announced yesterday on her blog that after 19 years of living in Atlanta, a city she loves, she is moving to Los Angeles to be more available to producers and to persue her acting career with more vigor.  She will be in several movies this year, with more in the works.  With increased movie making comes more premieres and fundraising events with G-CAPP (Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention). 

Fonda promises to return to Atlanta often, as she has many important reasons: her family is here (daughter, soon-to-be son-in-law, and two grandchildren),  her two non-profit organizations are here: The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and The Jane Fonda Center at the Emory School of Medicine where the focus is on adolescent reproductive health and sexuality, and she will remain the chair of  G-CAPP.

 For more information about the listing, contact Tina Hunsicker at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. 404-931-3944 or 404-237-5000.

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Featured Home: Modern residence in Loring Heights (Debra Johnston)

March 4, 2010

1488 Pine Street

Modern design in Loring Heights can be found at 1488 Pine Street. This is a neighborhood that is being reenergized and has a great convenient in-town location; two blocks from Atlantic Station and some of the best restaurants in town.

1488 Pine Street

The home’s architectural design is best observed in the attention paid to clean lines in all elements of and finishes. This is evident in uncased doorways to streamlined cabinetry to an open staircase. The commercial grade windows are large paned expanses that often cover entire walls. They take advantage of the sunlight that the property receives adding a joyful sense of lightness to the space.

Kitchen/breakfast area

The home is open with an adjoining dining, kitchen and living area on the first floor. A bar separates the kitchen from the living room and has seating for five. These connecting rooms are great for hosting an impromptu event. Guests can meander through the rooms and venture out onto the level backyard for outdoor cocktails. Outside they can admire the spectacular architecture of your home or the city skyline view.

Backyard

The brick home was built in 2006 and makes fantastic use of contemporary finishes. Scored concrete and warm tone hardwoods are utilized on the floors. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including a refrigerator that is flush with the cabinetry. Marble white and grey countertops complete the space. The countertops and same stained cabinet design are consistent throughout the home. The continuity provides a calm flow to the house.

Three bedrooms are located on the second floor. It is a nice separation for entertaining. The master bedroom and patio on the third level has skyline views and is spacious. The master closets are designed with extra capacity and the adjoining bath has a split vanity and a separate tub and shower.

This home not only has a great layout for living, but is also eco-friendly with passive solar and highly efficient insulation. Three levels of beautiful living space that also includes and it also includes an elevator shaft.

Offered at $800,000

1488 Pine Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Four Bedrooms, Three Full and One Half Baths

Please click here for more photos of this modern home.

Debra Johnston, REALTOR

Debra Johnston
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Mobile: 404.312.1959
Office: 404.835.9600

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New Modern Architecture Homes for Sale (Debra Johnston)

March 2, 2010
 

  

Debra Johnston, REALTOR

 

Submitted by Debra Johnston 

This week two new modern homes are available for sale that were designed by well known Atlanta architects, Henri Jova and Benjamin Hirsch. The Jova property is located in a quiet neighborhood about six blocks from Piedmont Park. This is a unique property to midtown in that the residence sits on two city lots and is gated. At almost 5000 square feet, this property was completely renovated in 2008 and has  

Kitchen

 

hardwood and stone floors throughout. The windows are designed to maximize natural lighting. Henri’s signature trim detail is evident throughout and has high ceilings in almost every room. The newly renovated bathrooms boast saturnia marble and have built in closets in each. Additionally, there is a  

Living room

 

catering kitchen tucked between the living room and den, perfect for entertaining. To see more photos, visit http://www.861mentelle.com/.  

The second modern home is a residence designed by Atlanta architect, Benjamin Hirsch (http://www.benjaminhirsch.com/) and is located in Buckhead off of Mount Paran. This residence was originally designed for a car collector and has a concealed garage area that can accommodate over 25 autos. The space is equipped  

Living room

 

with complete audio systems and a bar. Doors open to grounds that overlook the tennis court. The residence itself has a two story living room, fireplace and a bar. The private master wing has a huge master bath, private patio and overlooks the pool. There are four additional bedrooms and a very large lounging area that overlooks the living room.  

Concealed garage

 

This Miami modern designed home will be featured in the Modern Atlanta (MA) home tour in June. To see more photos, visit http://www.3mistyridge.com/  

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Sotheby’s Sells Giacometti for Record $104.3 Million

February 8, 2010

 

Walking Man 1

 

From the wsj.com (February 3, 2010)

A 1960 Alberto Giacometti sculpture sold for £65 million ($104.3 million) at Sotheby’s, setting a record price for a work of art at auction and signaling a potential resurgence in the art market.

In a tense contest at the company’s London salesroom, bidding on the spindly bronze “Walking Man I” began at £12 million and quickly escalated, with roughly 10 bidders vying for the sculpture. The winner bid over the telephone and chose to remain anonymous.

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