No Place Like Home – Atlanta Magazine

Whether you’re in the market for a new house or looking to renovate or redecorate…

Whether you’re in the market for a new house or looking to renovate or redecorate your current abode, consult our guide to all things home. You’ll find plenty of design inspiration, gorgeous decor, and dream homes galore.

Charleston Inspired

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

Hillandale features all the advantages of living in a close-knit community. Priced from the $800s to 1 million plus, Hillandale is inspired by the streetscapes of Charleston, South Carolina. Residents arrive home to pebble-stone driveways, gracious front porches with historic gas lanterns, covered outdoor dining and living areas, and beautiful private gardens. Once inside, the homes at Hillandale are an entertainer’s dream with gracious indoor and outdoor living spaces. These exquisite homes are loaded with the latest in design features and provide the homeowners with minimal yard maintenance.

Hillandale boasts some of the best sunset views just minutes from Roswell’s charming historic district. With arts and culture on every corner, Roswell offers the perfect live, work, and play lifestyle. Nightlife abounds with festivals, art shows, and wine tastings in some of the best local restaurants all year round. For nature lovers, the Chattahoochee River Nature Center is a great getaway while still close to home. Along with spectacular walking trails, the nature center offers kayaking, biking, and a variety of seasonal events.

Hillandale is conveniently located minutes form historic downtown Roswell, a five-minute drive to shopping and dining in East Cobb, and minutes from major roadways for easy access to all North Fulton and East Cobb have to offer. The community is districted to the award-winning school system of Roswell North Elementary, Crabapple Middle School, and Roswell High School.

Fresh Finds

Direct Furniture Modern Home

Whether hunting for that perfect piece of furniture or shopping for an entire home, we have you covered at Direct Furniture Modern Home. We specialize in offering our clients the best in today’s modern home furnishings from more than 40 of the top manufacturers in the world. Brands we love include BDI, Blu Dot, Four Hands, Nuevo Living, Gus* Modern, Younger Furniture, Modloft, Moe’s Home Collection, Innovation Living, Umage, Diamond Sofa, and more.

“We want our customers to come in and feel right at home when shopping with us,” says partner Felipe Florez. “Warm, modern environments speak to the heart of our buying patterns,” adds Rob Gini, business partner.

With two metro Atlanta locations, in West Midtown and Norcross, you will find an ever-changing assortment of inventory—from contemporary to midcentury, transitional to modern. Known as a hybrid store, Direct Furniture Modern Home sells a high percentage of inventory directly off the selling floor while also offering custom ordering capacity for those in need of that specific special piece. “Our everyday promise to our customers is to always have an assortment of samples available for sale up to 50 percent off suggested manufacturer retail price,” says Gini.

Boutique Living

Graydon Buckhead

Graydon Buckhead is a boutique collection of 45 luxury residences nestled in a pinpoint-perfect location on Peachtree Road. Removed from the bustle of the city, stunning skyline views from the 22-story tower will be just one of the highlights of these residences. The Graydon offers spacious and open floor plans, with two to three bedrooms ranging from 2,000 to 3,500 square feet. Plus, there’s an exclusive penthouse residence with four bedrooms and more than 8,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Each residence is afforded breathtaking views and the finest-quality interior finishes and features curated by the renowned Susan B. Bozeman Designs. Chef-inspired kitchens flow into spacious dining and social areas. Floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces with unobstructed walls of glass dramatically extend your living space outdoors, creating the perfect setting for entertaining.

Here you’ll enjoy the best of the lock-and-leave lifestyle, highlighted by access-controlled entry to the main building and all amenities, as well as low-maintenance lifestyle with few household responsibilities. Here, the epitome of resort-style living is yours, with amenities including a lap pool and spa, indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, a private dining room with a complete catering kitchen, a dog park, a yoga lawn, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Two guest suites extend these luxuries to visiting friends and family.

Construction on this 22-story tower is moving quickly and the progress is hard to miss now that the Graydon is topped off. Schedule your private presentation to take advantage of the opportunity to customize your new home finishes while you still can.

Mountaintop Retreat


Located on Lookout Mountain in northwest Georgia, McLemore is a private, master-planned, mountaintop community featuring an 18-hole championship highlands course and a six-hole short course designed by internationally acclaimed architects Rees Jones and Bill Bergin.

Just two hours from Atlanta, Lookout Mountain is renowned for its fresh air, scenic beauty, and history, as well as its natural features, including waterfalls, streams, and mountain trails offering plenty of rock climbing, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

GOLF: Named “Best 18th Hole in America Since 2000” and referred to as “likely to become one of the most recognized holes in American golf” by Golf Digest, the Course at McLemore offers players of all levels a comfortable range of tee boxes and three distinct hole types: canyon, highland, and cliff-edge. McLemore’s six-hole short course is a relaxing complement to the 18-hole course, allowing guests and members the opportunity to warm up before a round or to simply hone their skills.

DINE: Resting over 1,400 feet above McLemore Cove and overlooking the nationally recognized 18th hole and elegant six-hole short course, the Creag restaurant offers fine dining in a mountaintop setting. Drawing inspiration from the Scottish heritage and rugged landscape of Lookout Mountain, Executive Chef Anthony Hooper’s menu offers elevated comfort food, including guest favorites like the Wagyu bavette, airline chicken breast, and the short rib Philly. The Creag also offers curated bourbons, whiskeys, craft cocktails, and an international wine list.

LIVE: Whether you want a place to live full time or to simply get away to on the weekends, the Residences at McLemore offers a relaxing setting for unwinding and recovering from a demanding 21st-century world. Each of the custom homes and home sites of McLemore is thoughtfully designed and enabled with a host of up-to-date utilities, including fiber-optic internet with speeds of up to one gigabit.

Bespoke Design

Old Castle Design Center

Twelve years ago, we recognized a market need for a bespoke design service specializing in kitchen and bathroom design and full renovations. With the aspiration of becoming the best design and renovation company in northern Atlanta, Old Castle Design Center was founded in Johns Creek in April 2008.

Since then, we achieved our vision by offering diverse, quality products for the home, excellent service from a knowledgeable design team, and a steady, loyal clientele. The successes we enjoyed in the Johns Creek area prompted us to relocate to an expanded, central location in the heart of Atlanta’s art and design district—Miami Circle in Buckhead.

The reimagined Old Castle Design Showroom is a 25,000-square-foot kitchen and bathroom gallery. We are your one-stop-shopping experience for home products. We continue to extend full-service kitchen and bathroom design to dedicated clients and those who are discovering our Buckhead showroom.

We are an exclusive dealer of Composite—fine and modern, Italian-made cabinetry. Pictured here is the elegant Maxima collection. For those who prefer traditional and transitional styles, we represent quality U.S.-made cabinets by Masterbrand: Omega, Décora, and Kemper.

Our appliance brands are the best, including La Cornue, Gaggenau, Miele, Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove, Thermador, Vent-A-Hood, Perlick, Bertazzoni, Fulgor Milano, and Bosch. Our plumbing brands—Gessi, Graff, Franke, and Toto—balance high design with quality. We also offer artistic, unique Dune and Versace tile collections.

We invite you to our showroom to explore beautiful products. Meet our talented designers who will make your dream kitchen and bathroom a reality.

Idyllic Enclave

Reynolds Lake Oconee

Home has never been more important, and finding the right home for the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of has never been easier at the club community of Reynolds Lake Oconee, just 85 miles east of Atlanta.

Since its founding in 1988, Reynolds has evolved in member amenities while its custom real-estate offerings have continued to expand. Whether it be a waterfront property along
the 350 miles of scenic Lake Oconee shoreline, a private getaway secluded among the Georgia pines, or a homesite overlooking one of the 117 holes of golf, the homes at Reynolds Lake Oconee offer the ideal location from which to live, work, and play.

A full outdoor recreational paradise, Reynolds offers members—nearly 4,000 from all parts of the country—the opportunity to settle into a life that feels less like a routine and more like a vacation every day.

Reynolds Lake Oconee features six championship golf courses and is home to the Kingdom at Reynolds Lake Oconee, one of two TaylorMade Kingdoms in the world. The community also includes access to The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee; the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds; an award-winning tennis center; six swimming pools; 21 miles of pedestrian trails; an expertly programmed wellness campus; and four full-service marinas to facilitate a variety of watersports. The 10 unique restaurants with fairway and lake views provide distinctive culinary options on site for every palate.

From the idyllic setting and amenities to the variety of real estate opportunities, Reynolds can provide the change of pace you’ve been looking for, through the ease of a weekend escape or a new place to call home.

Lakeside Luxury

Russell Lands

Russell Lands on Lake Martin is a community of distinctive lakefront neighborhoods set among Alabama’s most beautiful lake. The newest Russell Lands neighborhood, The Willows, features a collection of large, wooded, and secluded lots with ample shoreline and open-water views, making it a true haven set among Lake Martin’s more than 40,000 acres of pristine water and nearly 900 miles of shoreline.

Heralded as an Alabama treasure, Lake Martin is renowned for its water clarity and mature, forested shorelines. Russell Lands has been carefully creating lakefront memories for nearly 100 years. The beauty of Lake Martin, along with its amenities and homeownership opportunities, is unrivaled by any other lake in the Southeast.

Enjoy all the excellent amenities that come with owning property in The Willows, including easy access to Russell Crossroads, Catherine’s Market, SpringHouse, Kowaliga Restaurant, The Stables, and Russell Forest Trails. The prestigious member-only Willow Point Golf & Country Club is just a stone’s throw away.

Your perfect spot awaits. Come and walk the final waterfront homesites to be released in The Willows. A new collection of 11 spectacular homesites adorns the shores of a popular, quiet slough. These premier lots offer a range of beautiful sites perfect for building a dream-home getaway for you and your family. This mix of eastern- and western-facing properties provide epic views and a truly remarkable lake-living experience. This new offering must be seen to be believed.

Of the 64 waterfront lots released in The Willows, only a select few currently remain available. As the final release of waterfront homesites in this premier neighborhood, these lots won’t last long. We encourage you to contact one of our sales executives today to schedule a visit. See it for yourself and find your piece of the Lake Martin lifestyle.