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By Wendy Bowman & Lauren Finney | Photo: Muffley Home & Associates photo courtesy of Muffley Home & Associates | The Sutton Buckhead photo courtesy of preserve properties | The Charles photo courtesy of The Loudermilk Properties | Hanover Buckhead Village courtesy of Hanover Properties | BeltLine Beauty photo by Jordan Nelson | Wow Property photo courtesy of Travis Reed & Associates | 485 Old Post Road photo courtesy of Algin Realty | Dowling at the Park photo courtesy of Ansley Atlanta Real Estate | 40 west 12th Photo by Chris Nelms | July 23, 2018
Atlanta’s real estate market is about as hot as it can get. Here’s where to consider if you’re buying, selling or just browsing.
Shanna Bradley has made a name for herself in the Atlanta market the old-fashioned way: She works hard daily for her clients and gives the personal attention and expertise they want.
Only a little more than a year after joining Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, Shanna Bradley has already become one of the firm’s leading brokers, recognized as the top individual agent companywide in 2017 for sales volume and number of units sold. Her tools of the trade? Getting to know her clients on a personal level, so she can better understand their short- and long-term goals, and using her sales skills and background to solve any problems that might arise. “When I wake up every morning and get to do what I love, it doesn’t feel like work,” says Bradley, who began her real estate career in 2009. “I’m able to pursue my passion and get recognized for my achievements. I also get to work with friends and people I would have never met otherwise. My clients count on me to advise them on decisions relating to a significant investment in their lives. How great is that? It is my dream career.” When she’s not selling homes, the Buckhead resident and graduate of the University of Georgia devotes her time to charitable causes such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, as well as to working out (every weekday at 5am) and enjoying life with her husband, Bill, and their three children—Katie, William and Charlie.
Style meets substance in this Spring Lake home, right near the BeltLine’s Northside Trail and the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center. Here’s what makes it so special. 569 Overbrook Drive NW, $1,099,000, listed by Kirsten Conover for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection, ourhomeatlanta.com
Lavish surroundings and first-class amenities are the name of the game at this trio of high-rise residential offerings coming soon.
THE SUTTON BUCKHEAD
Developed by Preserve Properties, The Sutton Buckhead is highlighted by an expansive outdoor amenity deck on the sixth floor, complete with a heated saltwater pool, cabanas and a fire pit. Residents of the one- to three-bedroom homes, which go up to $1.5 million, also will be privy to perks such as a fitness center and concierge service.
The Loudermilk Companies hit a home run with The Charles, where residents will experience a seamless integration of the luxe Buckhead lifestyle, from a fitness and yoga center cantilevered 80 feet above Peachtree Road to living spaces rife with folding glass doors and chef-caliber kitchens. All this and more can be had, with prices starting at $1.5 million. Awe-inspiring views are yours for the taking.
HANOVER BUCKHEAD VILLAGE
Where 21st-floor penthouses will go up to $12,000 per month, Hanover Buckhead Village comes with a sixth-floor pool flanked with cabanas, a fire pit, a screening room, and easy access to West Village and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Ground-floor plans include an outpost of Iberian Pig, as well as Tiff’s Treats.
From the impressive entrance hall to the formal living and dining rooms, this six-bedroom home at 750 Moores Mill Road NW blends classical design with contemporary styling, complete with a nanny suite atop the garage. But the real star of the show is the exterior, says agent Travis Reed of Harry Norman, Realtors, who is listing the property for $1.299 million.
MOVING ON OUT
Discover Madison, where the living is easy.
Second-home buyers are seeking out the historic and picturesque town of Madison, not only for its walkability and the Historic District, but also for its slower pace of life. “The overall lifestyle change that occurs when you enter the quaint town of Madison is therapeutic and refreshing,” says Rhonda Smith of Algin Realty. One of Smith’s highlighted listings includes the Joshua Hill House, a restored 1835 Greek Revival at 485 Old Post Road on the market for $2.95 million, complete with original hardwood flooring, gardens, potting shed, custom pool, guest cottage, two-car garage and even its own pecan grove. “If you are looking for a town full of history, charm, sidewalks and front-porch swings, this will suit you perfectly.”
MAKING A MARK IN MIDTOWN
The 14th Street corridor welcomes newcomer Dowling at the Park.
When it comes to the highly desired amenity of walkability, Kim King Associates’ new five-story Dowling at the Park in Midtown has covered all of its bases, with residents able to leave their car at home and easily traverse to Piedmont Park, the revamped Colony Square and more. “I think it’s a game-changer, and being walkable to all of that is amazing,” says David Tufts, president of Ansley Developer Services, a division of Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, which has tapped Abby King to handle sales for the property’s eight luxury flats (from $1.65 million). Tufts says, “There is everything from high-end workout facilities to some of the best fine dining in Atlanta.”
The definition of luxury is changing.
“When a buyer is deciding on a home priced at more than $1 million, they’re concerned about the lifestyle and experience,” says Christa Huffstickler, CEO of Engel & Völkers Atlanta. “It’s about convenience and low-maintenance living, with interesting yet practical amenities.” Her team recommends amenities and enhancements to the developers with whom they work. “The hallmarks of luxury today make your life easier, whether it’s a fitness-on-demand service or rooftop terrace for entertaining like we have planned for 40 West 12th in Midtown.” Increasingly, a condo’s location within a mixed-use setting can add to its luxury status. “40 West 12th is a proposed high-rise, mixed-use destination in a great walkable Midtown location, and the condos are even more exciting because of the access to retail and the hotel’s luxury amenities for owners,” Huffstickler says. “If you can walk a block to Whole Foods Market or the hottest restaurants, you’re going to be willing to spend more because you get that enhanced luxury, urban lifestyle.”