2019 Homes

1 – 925 Drewry Street
Craftsman charm meets modern luxury in this Virginia-Highland 2013 built home. With a unique blend of character and modern amenities, the home’s classic architecture is accented by high-end finishes throughout the three levels of finished space. The main floor features a home office, guest room and bathroom, as well as a kitchen which overlooks the great room and features custom cabinetry, white granite countertops and classic Carrera marble backsplash. The large butler’s pantry, spacious sized dining room and screened-in, all season porch with a brick fireplace and TV complete a main floor perfect for entertaining. The basement is a perfect retreat or play space for children. Three additional bedrooms, three bathrooms and laundry room make up the third floor.
Sponsored by: Harry Norman Realtors – Mary Hallenberg
2 – 1085 St. Charles Place
This Atkins Park craftsman bungalow was built in 1920 and still maintains part of the original footprint as well as an original working fireplace, oak floors and classic historical charm throughout. Additions made to the back of the house include a master suite with a domed ceiling as well as a large, modern kitchen featuring a stone fireplace that mimics the entry columns to the Atkins Park neighborhood and overlooks an intimate stoned courtyard. The current owners purchased the house in 2017 and worked with Bellwether Design and Interiors to embrace the house’s character with a mix of traditional and modern furnishings.
Sponsored by: Bellwether Design and Interiors
3 – 762 St. Charles Ave
In 2010, the current homeowners purchased this 1920 Craftsman bungalow and began immediately to restore it from a duplex back to a single family home. Original features that remain are the heartwood pine floors, coffered ceilings, hallway phone-box and pocket doors which were found buried in the walls and restored to their natural beauty. The spacious front porch is the heart of this home.  The downstairs renovation created open living, dining and kitchen areas as well as converting two downstairs bedrooms into a master suite. The upstairs duplex unit was converted into additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and game-room. A recent project in 2019 added a detached two-car garage which features a gym and expansive roof-top deck with sweeping midtown and downtown views.
Sponsored by: Piedmont Mortgage
4 – 752 St. Charles Ave
This charming 1912 bungalow is located high on top of a hill, just one block from the Beltline. Purchased in 2012, the homeowners completed a major renovation in 2019, working with both Level Team and PSB Studio Architecture. The renovation was carefully planned, designed and executed to maintain the home’s character. The original heart of pine floors and woodwork remain on the first floor, as well as the original brick from the fireplace that was repurposed onto a wall under the stairs. On the first floor, two walls were removed in the kitchen/master bedroom area to expand the existing kitchen. On the second floor, three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms were added. The master suite features a double-sided fireplace. An outdoor fireplace and kitchen completed the renovation.
Sponsored by: Level Team Contracting
5 – 686A Greenwood Ave
Virginia-Highland is an amazing neighborhood to live and visit – its history is just as interesting. Find out more about the neighborhood you’ve already fallen in love with at Brickworks Gallery during the Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes. Historic photos and memorabilia will be on display and local historians will be available to answer questions.
6 – 698 Cresthill Ave
This traditional 1924 Craftsman bungalow sits under a canopy of pecan trees on one of Atlanta’s few remaining brick lined streets. The front room has the original glass French doors which offered privacy should it be used as a bedroom or additional sitting room. The house has its original frosted pebbled glass bathroom window which offered additional privacy to the side alley. The original coal chute remains as well, indicating the house was centrally heated by a coal fired furnace utilizing gravity rather than forced-air heating. Renovations took place in the mid-2000s to expand the footprint and add a second story. The original heart pine floors remain, along with the oak floors that were more expensive therefore placed in the formal living and dining rooms.
7 – 686 Elkmont Ave
Built in 1994, this home was purchased in 2013 from its original owners.  The new owners altered the footprint of the main floor by removing a wall and relocating the kitchen to the dining room. Light from the south facing formal living room now pours into the kitchen and dining room and has become one of the most used rooms in the home. French doors leading from both the family and dining rooms open to a deck made for entertaining. Hand painted concrete tiles are featured in both the kitchen and master bath, reflecting the refined bohemian style of the homeowners. A private deck off the master suite overlooks lush greenery and Clear Creek. The lower level leads to a two car garage and has been transformed into a media room and guest suite.
Sponsored by: Atlanta INtown
8 – 969 Glen Arden
Built in the 1920s, this in-town American farmhouse is steps away from North Highland shops and restaurants. Stunning sliding glass doors open to a large screened porch that beckons guests to relax and sit a while. The current owners bought the previously renovated home in 2012 and jumped into a large update in 2018 by Phoenix Renovations that added a new second floor with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The main level maintains the original brick exterior, pine floors, fireplace and plaster walls. The kitchen concrete counter-tops were poured in the home’s cellar in the early 2000s by a previous owner and installed with the help of several neighbors. Barn door accents and rustic wood beams give the home a modern farmhouse feel.
Sponsored by: Phoenix Renovations
9- 1117 N Virginia Ave
After living in the home for three years, the decision for the homeowners to renovate, not move, was easy; few lots in VaHi are as well placed and cultivated as this one, with an open back yard surrounded by century old trees. A 2016 gut renovation of the 1930’s Tudor resulted in a 5 bed/4.5 bath home with plenty of shared living space. While the original bones remain with the front rooms and hardwood floors, the goal of the renovation was to open the space, better utilize every corner of the house without drastically expanding the footprint and balance the soul of the house with modern, historical, earthy and light finishes. Artwork and objet d’art throughout the home have been curated during the homeowners’ travels and add a global, yet familiar feel.
Sponsored by : Ansley Atlanta – Ashley Bynum & Molly Carter Gaines