2017 Homes

Greenwoood1 – 686 Greenwood Avenue
The B. Mifflin Hood Brick Company building served as its office headquarters and a showroom for tradesmen from 1921 to 1947. The first portion of the building was built in 1909, and an addition was constructed to the east of the original building in 1921. In the 1930s, a small rear addition was added to the property. The building features large industrial stainless steel windows, lovely brick floor tile patterns, a giant skylight and 12 ft high plaster ceilings. B. Mifflin Hood, the original owner, was an important voice in the Progressive Era movement as he did not use convict labor and fought to overturn the convict labor system. This building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. The owners have recently converted the space into a loft-style home and an art gallery.

 

930 Drewry2 – 930 Drewry Street
This 1916 Craftsman Bungalow was lovingly restored in 2007. Original elements have been preserved to include hardwood floors, 5 fireplaces, beveled glass pocket doors, built in mahogany cabinetry with leaded glass doors, 12 foot coffered ceilings, a dining room with a massive fireplace and wainscoting. The upstairs master bedroom was a sleeping porch at one time, but has been converted to a modern master with walk out balcony and modern bath suite. The current owner’s father was an engineer, craftsman and career navy pilot commander shot down on D-Day. His oil paintings, hand crafted furniture and ship replicas are proudly displayed throughout the house to further enhance the sense of history in this 100 year old jewel.
Sponsored by: Replenish by NomadMD

 

1019 Adair3 – 1019 Adair Avenue
This 1920s English Country Style home underwent a complete renovation in 2008 to convert it from multiple apartments into a single family home. Further renovations in 2016 included creating a new open floor plan that is more modern and functional, but still retains its timeless appeal. Unique touches include original fireplaces, vintage sinks and chandeliers, cast iron bathtubs, original wood flooring in the third floor attic, a large quartzite kitchen island, and two(!) secret doors. The home contains artwork by Atlanta artists as well as a large commissioned piece by celebrated up-and-coming painter Aiden Kringen. The front and back yard gardens, both enclosed by petrified locust wood, are truly eye catching.
Sponsored by: Harry Norman

 

946 North Highland4 – 946 N Highland Avenue
Lush landscaping in a picket fenced front yard welcomes visitors to this cottage style bungalow. Built in 1918, this VaHi favorite has retained its charming character through several thoughtful renovations. The beveled glass windows and doors remain, as well as coffered ceilings, parquet and original heart pine floors, and four fireplaces. The upstairs master suite is a peaceful retreat. The current owner enclosed an existing side porch and removed a bedroom to create a beautiful kitchen and keeping room opening onto a deck, perfect for entertaining. The kitchen is entirely custom, with a cobalt blue Viking range, pietra cardosa countertops, a metal range hood, and a bar countertop crafted from a redwood tree stump. The renovations are consistent with the original period, including shaker cabinets and push button light switches.
Sponsored by: Julie Sadlier, RE/MAX Metro Atlanta Cityside

 

1116 North Highland5 – 1116 N Highland Avenue
This American Foursquare house was built in 1916. The subsequent addition of a two story front porch transformed the house into more of an eclectic, yet classical style. In the mid 1990’s, the current owners bought the house and converted it from a duplex to a single family residence. A 2016 renovation completed by Phoenix Renovations enclosed a deck at the rear of the house to allow for an expansive new kitchen and dining area on the first level of the house and a master bedroom and bath on the second. Re-framing and slightly raising the ridge of the roof captured additional space to provide a playroom, guest bedroom and full bath. The original fireplaces, mantles, and existing first floor windows were retained. A new carriage house was built in a style compatible with the house.
Sponsored by: Phoenix Renovations

 

920 Highland Terrace6 – 920 Highland Terrace
The family had lived in the house for 10 years before renovating this 1918 Craftsman Bungalow in 2017, bringing modern conveniences and eco-friendly standards to its historical roots. They thoroughly enjoyed working with interior designer Stephanie Andrews from Balance Design to create a home filled with beautiful architectural details and lots of natural light, focusing on opening up the floor plan, adding square footage, and having an indoor-outdoor living space. The enclosed sunroom was restored to the original front porch, and a cabin like screened in porch was added to the back to expand the feel of the great room and has turned into the family’s favorite space. Both the front porch and the upstairs bedroom provide spectacular views of downtown Atlanta while the master suite offers treetop views with expansive windows creating of blend of city and serene living.
Sponsored by: Balance Design

 

1221 Monroe Drive7 – 1221 Monroe Drive
There have been major renovations on the outside and inside of this 1925 Cape Dutch house over the last several years. The owner retained the classic style of the house while modernizing it for today’s entertaining. On the outside, they started from front to back with landscaping. The most striking change was the painting of the house white to match traditional Cape Dutch style. The beautiful garden patio was completed this past summer. A personal selection of 45-50 paintings can be found throughout the house and showcases artists from New Orleans and other southern states such as David Harouni, Gigi Mills and Joseph Bradley as well as Cape Town artists such as Kurt Pio.
Sponsored by: Sarah Mercer Chatel, Keller Williams Peachtree Rd.

 

629 Cresthill8 – 629 Cresthill Avenue
This long neglected 1916 bungalow was purchased and totally renovated by a family of four that lived just a few doors away. They loved living on Cresthill Avenue but needed a home that met their growing needs. The work included a complete renovation of the existing one story house and a rear and second floor addition. Architect Pam Bullock, from PSB Studio ARCHITECTURE, created a new design that repeats the vocabulary of the original to enlarge the home while leaving the original structure legible. A favorite family space is the kitchen/ keeping room that opens onto the back porch and deck.
Sponsored by: PSB Studio ARCHITECTURE