2015 Homes Were:

840 Clemont1 – 840 Clemont Drive
Built in 1929, this quintessential and beautifully renovated bungalow maintains a lot of its original character by showcasing all of the original windows, doors and doorway hardware downstairs. The current owners used the services of Phoenix Renovations Group to renovate the entire home and added a second story without altering the original footprint of the home. This home was recently featured in the Marvel movie, “Antman,” and in the film was the home where Paul Rudd’s (the main Antman character) daughter and ex-wife lived. The movie crew restored the home back to how the homeowners had it and gave back to the neighborhood by hosting popcorn in the park, donating to Inman Middle School and improving the alleyway behind the home.
Sponsored by: Phoenix Renovations Group


668 Cresthill2 – 668 Cresthill
The oldest home on the tour, this charming bungalow was built in 1922 as a two-bedroom/1-bath family home. It is located on one of only two remaining brick paved streets in the neighborhood. Renovations have occurred in stages over the years, with the first being in 1997 to add centralized air, one upstairs bedroom and a downstairs family room with a fireplace off of the kitchen. In 2003, a master bedroom and bath were added upstairs and a new kitchen was completed in 2009. Art from the homeowners’ friends and family is displayed throughout the home. The dining room houses a portrait of one of the owner’s grandmother. Wonderful gardens adorn the exterior of the home and add to the overall cottage charm. The current owners still find toys in the garden from the family of the original owners.
Sponsored by: Julie Sadlier, RE/MAX Metro Atlanta Cityside


854 Highland Ter3 – 854 Highland Terrace
This home was featured on the Virginia Highland Tour of Homes in 2004 after the previous owners renovated it. The current owners hired the previous owner, David Fowler, as their architect for the most recent renovation, and once again worked with Karen Hott Interiors. This included expanding the width and ceiling height of the kitchen, opening up the entrance from the dining room, converting a former screened in porch into an open concept living area with a new fireplace, building a new screened in porch on the backend atop a new single car garage–all completed by Red Level Renovations. The former 1st floor family room has been converted into an office and the former office into a guest room. The old accessory garage was torn down to regain wonderful backyard space. The décor is eclectic, and the owners have collected art for many years from galleries in the U.S. and abroad.
Sponsored by: Karen Hott Interiors


935 Highland Terrace4 – 935 Highland Terrace
A breath of fresh air, this 2006 Harrison Designed Craftsman home boasts three living levels. Sophisticated design throughout, this 5-bedroom/4.5 bath home enjoys a large gourmet kitchen that opens to a fireside keeping room, breakfast area and home office. The terrace level was completed in 2012 and offers a recreation room/living space w/ cabinetry and wet bar, fifth bedroom and full bath. The homeowners are planning to enclose the back deck and hope to have this completed by the home tour. This home is adorned with beautiful wallpaper and fabrics as well as wonderful artwork by local artist, Bob Ichter, an artist from Seaside, FL, Justin Gaffrey, as well as various art pieces purchased from Virginia Highland’s own Summerfest over the years.
Sponsored by: Coldwell Banker


1148 N Highland5 – 1148 N. Highland Avenue
This contemporary masterpiece was built in 2014 and is a modern version of Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie style construction. 186 tons of stone were quarried in Asheville, North Carolina and hand cut on site by teams of masons. Use of stone and wood add an organic element and warmth that are sometimes missing in modern architecture. All doors and windows are Douglas fir with aluminum exterior and were custom made in Manitoba, Canada. Cypress wood surrounds the front door, and the floors are made from locally sourced, forest-free walnut. An 18’ glass wall opens completely to bring the outside in. This home was recently featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, has been featured on a modern home tour, and the cabinetry has won national awards.
Sponsored by: Regions Bank


1038 Maryland6 – 1038 Maryland Avenue
Although this home was built in 1925, it has been renovated so many times that the owners do not know if there are any original elements left except for the actual footprint of the original bungalow home. At one time, this home was a duplex. The current homeowners wanted more active space instead of more bedrooms, so their renovations completed by Renewal Design Build were motivated by the spirit of entertaining while keeping the feel of the neighborhood. They opened the house from the front to the back and changed the orientation of the kitchen, dining room and sitting areas. The front porch screens were removed, and the front door was relocated to accommodate the staircase the new 2nd floor. The homeowners have a considerable amount of art, including some that incorporates a “marine biology theme,” as one of the owners is a marine ecologist.
Sponsored by: Renewal Design Build


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History Tour

The authors of Images of America: Virginia-Highland have planned a special History Tour for the 2015 Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes. Virginia-Highland is on the National Register of Historic Places and filled with great architecture and stories. Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn about its development and those who made it such a treasure.