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Featured Home: Newly Renovated Home in East Cobb (Bonnie Johnston)

August 24, 2010
2035 Wenlok Trail

2035 Wenlok Trail

The home at 2035 Wenlok Trail is ready to be moved into.  It has a versatile open floor plan and additional living space in the finished basement.  The community of Stocktons Chase has a swim tennis club that will have you out meeting your new neighbors in no time!

Living Room

Living Room

The main level has a connecting living and dining room that the current owners have expanded into a double living area.  The rooms are very open, wide and spacious. There is a raised stone hearth with wood mantle in the back half of the combined rooms.  The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops and black appliances.  The adjacent breakfast room has a vaulted ceiling and large bay window that looks onto a spectacular back deck. 

Study Nook

Study Nook

Stairs to the second floor rise out of the breakfast nook.  A surprising extra is a work area tucked neatly under the stairs with built-in desk and shelving.  What a wonderful use of space!  Keep your daily life running smoothly with everything right at your fingertips, but not set out in the middle of the room like many kitchen desks!

The four bedrooms are all on the second floor.  The master suite has a tray ceiling and a private bath.  Separate sinks provide plenty of room for your morning routines.  A single step leads to a whirlpool tub that is separate from the master shower.  The room has neutral tile and will work with any décor.

Backyard

Backyard

As mentioned earlier, the outdoor deck is wonderful.  It is large and covers the majority of the back first level of the home.  It is also wide, allowing for seating and dining areas.  Step down off the deck onto stone pavers in a fenced backyard with well-established landscaping.

Lots of opportunities inside and out to turn this home into your own!

Offered at $290,000

2035 Wenlok Trail
Marietta, GA 30066

Four Bedrooms, Two Full and One Half Baths

Please click here for more photos of the home

Bonnie Johnston, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Bonnie Johnston, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Bonnie Johnston
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Direct: 404.784.2991
Office: 404.835.9600

Nancy House, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Nancy House, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Nancy House
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Direct: 770.310.3445
Office: 404.835.9600

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Featured Home: Stately Brick Home with Elegant Design (Betsy Akers)

August 23, 2010
Welome to 3633 Tuxedo Road

Welome to 3633 Tuxedo Road

Built in 1990 by Bill Baker this stately brick home boasts an elegant designed and extraordinary craftsmanship. Nestled nicely on 1.32 acres in prestigious Tuxedo Park, you’ll find all that you could ever want inside and out.

Elegant Living Room

Elegant Living Room

Lush lawns, majestic mature trees and shrubs greet you upon your arrival home. A double entry door and beautiful columns flanked by French doors welcome you in. The grand foyer features gleaming hardwood floors, flows nicely into a stunning living room offering a columned entry, fireplace with custom mantle and exquisite chandler lighting. A wall of French doors leading to the patio allow for ample natural light to fill this space, rendering a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere.

A spacious dining room with hardwoods, crown molding, custom door casings and fireplace with mantle proves perfect for any dinning occasion large or small.  The family room showcases a light and bright space with fireplace, tiled floors, rustic wooded beamed ceiling, built in shelves and cabinets great for your entertainment components and dual sets of French doors. Gathering here with family and friends will be a must.

Gourmet Kitchen

Gourmet Kitchen

A renovated kitchen opens from the family room and is separated by a lovely breakfast bar. The kitchen hosts marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances, work station, cooktop island with stainless hood and walk-in pantry. The same tile that graces the great room flows seamlessly into the kitchen. This area is sure to be the entertaining hub of the home with its open and airy layout. The breakfast area will take your breath away with its three walls of windows overlooking the yard. Sit here and enjoy breakfast with the family or relax while drinking your morning coffee.

Romantic Master Suite

Romantic Master Suite

When the day is done, a master suite fit for a king or queen waits on the main level. Here style and elegance combine with neutral wall tones, crown molding and excellent lighting. Relish in direct outdoor access through French doors and a sumptuous spa like master bath with double vanity and soothing soaking tub.

This home also offers an indoor sport court, exercise room, media room, Ping-Pong room that opens to the pool and wine cellar all for your enjoyment. The main texture is an indoor sports court.

Gorgeous Backyard with In-Ground Pool

Gorgeous Backyard with In-Ground Pool

Out back a sparkling in ground pool and spa surrounded by cherry blossom trees and wooded backdrop sets a captivating scene. The covered patio overlooks the pool and provides plenty of entertaining space.

Don’t miss your opportunity to call this exquisite home yours. Call today to schedule your private viewing!

Offered at $4,450,000

3633 Tuxedo Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

Five Bedrooms, Eight Full Baths and Two Half Baths
Please click here for more photos of this incredible estate 

 
 
 

Betsy Akers, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Betsy Akers, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Betsy Akers
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Direct: 404.372.8144
Office: 404.835.9600

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Showcase 2010 offers learning and networking opportunities for Real Estate Professionals

August 20, 2010

The Southeastern residential Real Estate Trade Show “Showcase 2010” is coming to Atlanta on August 25th to the Cobb Galleria.

Showcase 2010 is a unique opportunity for learning and networking with thousands of real estate professionals. It will feature various residential  vendors such as home warranty services, closing attorneys, builders and much more.  There will be exciting door prizes, informative seminars and demonstrations. 

Don’t miss out on this unique event!

Just a sampling of who will be there:

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson who knows the real estate industry as a former REALTOR® & Broker will be speaking. Senator Isakson began his business career in 1967 when he opened the first Cobb County office of a small, family owned real estate business, Northside Realty. When the mortgage & financial crisis hit in 2008, Johnny drew on his decades of real estate experience to offer solutions to reduce the inventory of foreclosed homes and to promote recovery of the nation’s housing market.

Georgia Natural Gas has arranged for celebrity chef Marvin Woods to cook up a storm for attendees!

Showcase 2010 is a unique opportunity for networking with thousands of Real Estate Professionals, learning and fun!

Click here to visit the Showcase 2010 website to find out more.

Wednesday August 25
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cobb Galleria Centre
Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity

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Spacious living in the heart of Decatur (Mary Jo Spence)

August 20, 2010

2470 Vivian Circle

2470 Vivian Circle

How would you like to live in a house that is immaculate and spacious enough for you to delight in being home, but close enough that you could walk to city centre of Decatur to enjoy the renowned shopping, night life and art galleries?  All this and more is found at 2470 Vivian Circle, nestled in a charming gated community.

Dining Room

Dining Room

Upon entering the French door entry, the home features a foyer that is a greeting space for guests and provides privacy for the main living areas.  The two front rooms of the house, the Dining room and the Living room, are flanked by majestic and bright floor to ceiling arched windows that fill the house with sunlight.  The Dining room, sized to entertain twelve or more guests, features grand windows wainscot to distinguish the room with a formal touch.  The Living room is cheerful and versatile which could lend itself to a wonderful home office or additional media space.

Living Room

Living Room

The Den area has gleaming hardwood floors, cozy stack stone fireplace with gas logs, overhead ceiling fan and a door leading to the outside deck.  The Kitchen features stainless steel appliances and clean contemporary lines and as a bonus, overlooks the family living area so entertaining is made more enjoyable as the host doesn’t have to miss a bit of the conversation when preparing for guests.  Food preparation is made simple with an island featuring a sink and fresh Corian countertops. Just off the kitchen there is a bright separate breakfast area that also leads to a full laundry room. 

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

You won’t feel a bit cramped in this home- the wide stairwell has a mid-stairwell landing between the main and upper floor affording space for a conversation nook!  The upstairs Master is a true in-town retreat, larger than most, and features a dramatic trey ceiling and two large walk-in closets- one located in the bath area.  The bath features a double vanity and a separate spa soaking tub.  The secondary bedrooms on the upper level all feature hardwood floors, trey ceilings and full closets. 

On the terrace level, there are two additional bedrooms.  At present, one is being used as an office and the other an exercise room, but both have full closets and share a full hall bath.  These rooms would work well as a roommate floor plan.

The outside deck has a screen for privacy.  From the deck, you can access the yard and the two full separate garage bays.  As a welcomed addition, the driveway can accommodate extra cars-a sought after feature for in-town living!

Offered at $425,000 

Five bedrooms, three full and one half baths.

Click here to view more pictures of this home.

2470 Vivian Circle
Decatur, GA 30030

Mary Jo Spence, North Atlanta Office, REALTOR®

Mary Jo Spence, North Atlanta Office, REALTOR®

Mary Jo Spence
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Cell:678.232.1641
Office:770.422.7300

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Atlanta Best Bet: What’s going on in Atlanta this weekend

August 19, 2010

Folk Fest 2010

Friday, Aug 20 5:00p to 10:00p
at North Atlanta Trade Center, Norcross, GA

The 17th Annual Folk Fest is The World’s Greatest Folk Art Show and Sale featuring the best in Self-Taught Art, Southern Folk Pottery, Outsider Art and Antique and Anonymous Folk Art. 100 Galleries from all across the country fill the giant 85,000 square foot facility at the North Atlanta Trade Center.  http://www.slotinfolkart.com/

City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival

Friday, Aug 20 5:00p to 11:00p

The event features a non-sanctioned Backyard BBQ, Anything Butt & Peach Dessert Contest, as well as a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned Professional Contest, which is recognized as a Georgia State Championship Barbeque Cookoff. Over $14,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to contest winners.  http://www.facebook.com/PigsAndPeaches

 

BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival

Saturday, Aug 21 4:00p to 10:00p
at Harmony Park, Decatur, GA

Live music, BBQ and special children’s area.

Price: 21 and over $10, 11 to 20: $5, under 10 free
Age Suitability: All Ages
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Sotheby’s agent, Angel Ramos, named a finalist for Best Dressed Real Man

August 19, 2010

Open this month’s edition of Esquire Magazine and you will find one classy Realtor being recognized for his style. As one of five finalists for the magazine’s “Best Dressed Real man of America,” Ramos is featured for his eclectic elegance.

Angel Ramos played Division 1 baseball in the minor leagues and knows firsthand the unique needs of today’s sports stars and entertainment professionals. Ramos works with the Bayne Group at Atlanta Fine Homes as the Head of Sports and Entertainment. In July, Ramos moved to Miami, Florida with his wife and young son to join One Sotheby’s International. Ramos’ key to success in working with sports stars and entertainers is his ability to manage demanding schedules and streamline the entire real estate process, whether it’s exclusively marketing his client’s property or matching them with the right luxury home, condominium or investment. Ramos strives to always keep his client’s best interest at heart.

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Featured Home: Wonderful Townhome in Midtown (Amy Santrock)

August 18, 2010

Undoubtedly you have seen the building on 10th Street between State and Tumlin Streets.  The location is an ideal one, within walking distance to Georgia Tech, Atlantic Station and so much else that Midtown has to offer.  You most likely have no idea the quality and beauty that you will find inside the building that was built in 2003.

Kitchen

Kitchen

A corner unit has become available and it is nothing short of fabulous.  Three levels with a drive under garage below the main floor.  Impeccably decorated and appointed with upgraded finishes.  Gorgeous color accents throughout showcase this well-planned layout.  On the main level you have a large family room with fireplace and built-in cabinetry on one end.  The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, modern cabinetry and a bar area.  The bar almost appears to be floating, supported on one end by a half column.  The design and geometrical lines keep the area open and unencumbered.

Living Room

Living Room

Beautiful hardwoods provide continuity throughout the majority of the home, while color is used to accentuate room division on the main level.  The two full baths both have tile flooring.  The half bath has a stunning tiled wall behind the clear glass sink basin.  Soft contemporary  touches like this can be found throughout.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Also, you get to enjoy three levels of outdoor living. There are two balconies and a magnificent rooftop terrace!  See sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline as you have a casual dinner party or just sit down for a moment of calm as you take in one of the many reasons you love Atlanta.

Offered at $315,000

401 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Two Bedrooms, Two Full and One Half Baths

Please click here for more photos of this townhome

Amy Santrock, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Amy Santrock, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Amy Santrock
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Direct: 404.427.6301
Office: 404.835.9600

Carman Pope, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Carman Pope, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Carmen Pope
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Direct: 404.625.4134
Office: 404.835.9600