Atlanta is home to its fair share of celebrities, many of whom turn to Compass’ Karen Reed while looking for the perfect property to call their own. Fit only for those who enjoy the finer things in life, Atlanta’s best hidden gems always land under Reed’s discerning care, such as these homes on the market.
Panoramic vistas, urban splendor and sleek finishes are the pillars upon which this modern abode rests. The narrow in-town lot presented unique challenges due to steep topography, which ultimately became a strength of the property by offering the chance to capture unfettered skyline views. “The main floor was placed over a walkout terrace level, affording panoramic vistas,” explains designer Lew Oliver. “Views were a constant consideration that molded the design to adapt to their importance.” The living area’s fireplace wall boasts an elegant curve, allowing the nearby stairs to appear larger and forming a stunning entrance into the living room. Interior designers Nick George and Bill Musso incorporated a true Georgian color palette of faded red, green, gray and oatmeal tones punctuated with pops of ochre and rich timber for a warm and soft yet contemporary aesthetic. The home’s natural stone exteriors nod to the historic neighborhood in which the property rests, and juxtapose the sleek interior spaces, creating welcome contrast in the metropolitan sanctuary. $1,244,000, 1023 Faith Ave. SE, Karen Reed, 404.668.6621, teamreedrealestate.com
With design akin to stepping off the streets of Atlanta and into a European farmhouse, this home celebrates the natural wood and stone finishes found throughout the beautifully aging architecture of France and Italy. “I wanted the quality of material and craftsmanship of the finishes to feel luxurious and for the natural beauty of the materials to convey its timelessness,” shares designer Morgan Boszilkov. “Fontevraud Abbey, in the Loire Valley, was especially inspirational.” To achieve the effortless grace of French architecture, Boszilkov brought in Rubio monocoat-stained Canadian white oak floors, handmade Moroccan-style tiles, limestone fireplaces and expansive marble countertops. In particular, the primary suite is an oasis seated in nature, as the sweeping windows inside the built-in sauna, shower, and jetted tub look out onto the forest for beautiful evenings watching the sunset through the trees. Thoughtful design details such as a hidden medicine cabinet in the side of the primary vanity and soaring vaulted ceilings in the kitchen make this home as livable as it is beautiful. $2,399,000, 336 Mado Lane, Chattahoochee Hills, Karen Reed, 404.668.6621, teamreedrealestate.com
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