Atlanta is full of hot real estate, but few are as high profile (or pricy) as this recent Buckhead listing.
New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin has listed her Buckhead home for $8.995 million. Giffin is the novelist behind Something Borrowed , which began as a beloved romantic novel and evolved into a 2011 rom-com starring Kate Hudson and John Krasinski. She also has written Something Blue, The Lies That Bind, The One and Only, and Love The One You’re With, among other bestselling novels. Giffin has lived at the property for almost a decade.
The historic home was built in the 1920s in a Georgian Revival style, designed by architect Philip Trammel Shutze. Throughout its hundred year history in Atlanta, the home has been updated a few times, while still honoring the historical elements of the property. Its front facade and back porch were updated by architecture firm Spitzmiller and Norris. The revitalization of the interiors was done by architect Stan Dixon, and designers Amy Morris and Beth Webb.
Amongst the new renovations includes a gorgeous new kitchen. Calacatta gold marble countertops line the new central island, while the subway tile backsplash and zinc and nickel range hood tie in the colors of the room. Additionally, there are two ovens and two dishwashers sat atop graphic, black and white hand-painted wood floors by artist Raymond Goins.
A grand bedroom suite is positioned on the main level, as well, and it is quite a selling point, featuring: a private sunroom, his and hers closets, a perfectly restored 1920s-style bathroom with marble flooring, his and hers vanities, a custom glass shower door and a freestanding tub.
The property’s upper level has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a considerable amount of closet space. The final level has a massive play room or office space, with sightlines to both the front yard and backyard.
A property this large is assumed to have stunning amenities and this one is no different. Hailed as “an entertainer’s paradise” by listing agency Sotheby’s International Realty, there is a gorgeous bluestone slate patio, two grills, a barn and a smooth grassy patch.
Perhaps the most exciting part is the large pool and roughly 1,800 square foot pool house. It can be used as a guest house when company is over, a private office space, or simply a place to house pool-related accessories. To top it all off, the house has six garages, perfect for storing your luxury vehicle collection.
Photography by: Sotheby's International Realty