Atlanta Symphony 2014 Directors’ Showhouse and Gardens

The 44th annual Decorators’ Show House and Gardens by the Atlanta Symphony Associates will begin on Saturday, April 26th and continue through Sunday, May 18th. This year’s home is Buckhead’s “Pink Palace,” known for its previous pink color and pink dogwood trees, located at 541 W. Paces Ferry Road. Each day of the event has various hours, and there are also special events throughout the showcase.

The Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House and Gardens is an event that gives guests a special look into one of Atlanta’s grandest estates. The 2014 home is an Italian Baroque-styles masterpiece, designed for lavish entertaining. The home has served twice before as the symphony’s show house (1979 and 2003) and has been the location for many Atlanta charity functions and other grand affairs.  During a prior renovation, this 1920’s home has been equipped with a geo-thermal heating and cooling system, now making it a “green” home.
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161 Chastain Manor Drive, Norcross, GA 30071

DSC_3895Offered at $325,000

4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath brick beauty in Chastain Manor. Walk to shops and restaurants in charming Historic Norcross! Just minutes from great shopping at The Forum.

As you enter, you will find an elegant two story foyer. On the left, office/study with slate floor and French doors which can also be used as a playroom. On the right, separate dining room and living room. The open floor plan features chef’s kitchen with granite countertops which opens to light-filled breakfast room and family room with fireplace, bookcases and Continue Reading »

2014 Atlanta Steets Alive in the Historic West End!

On Sunday, April 20th, Atlanta Streets Alive is closing streets to cars and opening them to the public from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore Atlanta’s Historic West End in a safer, healthier, more livable way! The 2.7 mile path will close off the West End beginning at the West End Marta Station, crossing Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, and circling back around through the beautiful Atlanta Beltline path and trail.

Check out this amazing transformation as the people of Atlanta come together and convert this section of busy motorway into a car-free community space in an effort to make Atlanta a happier, healthier, and more sustainable city.

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Atlanta Steeplechase 2014

Atlanta SteeplechaseThe 49th annual Atlanta Steeplechase is scheduled for Saturday, April 19th, 2014. The event will take place at the beautiful Kingston Downs, located on 435 acres between Rome and Cartersville, Georgia. Gates will open at 9am and the all-day event will last until about 6:30 pm.

Touted as Atlanta’s best lawn party, the Atlanta Steeplechase is an incredible day of horse racing, tailgating, picnicking and family fun. A picturesque bowl-shaped valley provides spectator’s with views of the entire track, nestled in a bend of the Etowah River. Not limited to horse racing, this all-day event will feature live music, an air show, a petting zoo, pony rides, shopping and of course horse racing! Continue Reading »

1696 Little Joe Court, Decatur, GA 30033

DSC_3782 (Copy)Offered at $850,000

A rare find! Custom built in 2010, this exquisite brick and stone ranch home with finished basement is loaded with quality construction and custom features throughout. No expense was spared! Located in top ranked Lakeside High School district on large lush .60 acre cul-de-sac  lot.

As you enter, you will see the front porch with stacked stone, pine ceiling and 12′ cedar columns, perfect for relaxing with friends and family. The front of the home features three sets of French doors, flooding the interior of the home with light. Continue Reading »

992 Regal Hills Lane, Mableton, GA 30126

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Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath Craftsman-style home with charming front porch in Providence, John Wieland’s premier swim/tennis neighborhood. A perfect 10! 

As you enter, on the right you will find, a living room, which could be used as office/study, on the left, formal dining room with wainscoting, perfect for entertaining.  Spacious kitchen is a chef’s delight with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, huge island with breakfast bar, unique to this home. Continue Reading »

546 Tensas Trace, Alpharetta, GA 30004

front exteriorI24A0682_3_4 (Copy)Offered at $450,000

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath Craftsman-style home in Crabapple Crossing, loaded with charm! As you enter, on the right you will find spacious dining room with wainscoting, perfect for entertaining! This open floorplan features chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, huge breakfast bar, butler’s pantry, wet bar, walk-in pantry, stainless steel appliances which include double ovens, gas cooktop, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen opens to light-filled breakfast room and large family room with stacked stone fireplace and dual built-in bookcase. Sought-after master on main with spa bath which includes dual sinks, separate shower and jetted tub. Continue Reading »

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza 2014

Sandy Springs ArtsapaloozaThe third annual Sandy Springs Artsapalooza will take place Saturday, April 12th from 10am-6pm and Sunday, April 13th from 11am-6pm. The festival will be held across the street from the beautiful Arlington Cemetery in Sandy Springs, a vibrant, upscale, and family friendly community just north of Buckhead.

Artsapalooza is one of the premiere art festival attractions in the affluent Sandy Springs area and draws a large purchasing crowd each year to the beautiful tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs. Equal parts art show, music festival and street party, Sandy Springs Artsapalooza is the perfect way to kick of spring festival season in Atlanta! Continue Reading »

Atlanta Spring Beer and Food Festivals

Spring Beer FestivalHogs and Hops

The 3rd annual Hogs and Hops festival will take place Saturday, April 5th from 2-6pm at the Masquerade Music Park located at 695 North Ave, Atlanta, GA 30308. This festival is put on by Atlanta Beer Festivals, the people in charge of many of our city’s favorite beer festivals, and their goal is to provide a great beer selection with live music, tasty food options and fun attractions.

If you are a fan of good BBQ and tasty brews then this festival is for you. Everybody is a winner when you combine a beer festival with a food festival! Enjoy a wide selection of some of Atlanta’s best BBQ including Moe’s Original BBQ, Smoke Ring and Sweet Auburn BBQ to name a few. Also present will be some local breweries along with other popular national breweries.

General admission tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door. Tickets include all the beer samples you want, 5 food sample tickets and 2 desert tickets. Additional food tickets can be purchased as well. Visit the website for more information. http://www.hogsandhopsatlanta.com/beer/ Continue Reading »

Spring Festival on Ponce

festival on ponceThe 3rd Annual Spring Festival on Ponce will be held at the historic Olmsted Linear Park, located at 1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307. Event hours are Saturday, April 5th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, April 6th from 11am to 6pm.

This family friendly, free festival will feature over 150 local and regional artists with the beautiful backdrop of historic Olmstead Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, live acoustic entertainment, local food and beverage including “gourmet” food trucks and a children’s area. Take in the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Frank Olmstead Sr. Continue Reading »

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