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At $1.15M, unbelievably detailed Victorian in Grant Park declared among Atlanta’s finest

A facade like few others in Atlanta at 620 Boulevard SE. | Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta Picturesque Fischer House occupies a corner near the neighborhood’s main park—and a place in the city’s architectural history Fans of Atlanta’s storied residential architecture in places like Inman Park and West End have likely crossed Interstate 20, headed south on Boulevard, looked to a corner on the left, caught sight of gingerbread trim work and one dramatic Victorian turret, and swooned. That would be the Fischer House, a Grant Park neighborhood landmark built…

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Cobb County’s tallest proposed tower gets a new, more refined look

The latest design of the elevator test tower. | Gensler Elevator giant thyssenkrupp plans to test new lift technology at the high-rise near SunTrust Park Elevator giant thyssenkrupp’s proposed testing tower is expected to be something of an exclamation point in fast-urbanizing Cobb County. Slated to ascend some 420 feet, the Fortune 500 company’s high-rise—part of its new under-construction North American headquarters—would be the tallest building in the suburban county. And this week, officials from global architecture firm Gensler confirmed to Curbed Atlanta the tower, which would lord over the…

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Downtown’s latest hotel debuts, overlooking Georgia Aquarium

The Marietta Street lodge replaces parking lots and a two-story midcentury building. | Images courtesy of Songy Highroads/Hyatt Hotels Corporation “Atlanta is booming, and this hotel’s location puts it smack in the middle of some of the city’s crown-jewel attractions” The recent groundswell of lodging options in downtown’s Luckie-Marietta District continues next door to America’s largest fish tank. Hyatt Place Centennial Park has officially opened with 175 rooms at 300 Luckie Street, following about a year of construction, reps with developer Songy Highroads and Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced this week.…

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Buckhead will soon be loaded with pop-up parks for annual PARK(ing) Day

One vision for a reimagined Buckhead parking space. | HGOR, via Livable Buckhead Forty parking spaces at Lenox Square, like others downtown this week, are slated to be repurposed One week after downtown Atlanta celebrates National PARK(ing) Day, Buckhead leaders intend to host a larger parking space-repurposing extravaganza of their own. On September 20, Central Atlanta Progress is expected to activate a handful of street parking spots downtown as pedestrian-friendly attractions, such as pop-up dining and gaming areas. Then, on September 27, Buckhead’s iteration of the event will aim to…

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What $350K buys around Atlanta right now

Space is limited at this price, but location is more varied, depending on property type For this installment of Curbed Comparisons, we examine what $350,000—give or take $3,000—buys around Atlanta at the moment. At this price point, condos reign supreme from downtown to Buckhead, while single-family homes can be found in a horseshoe of communities surrounding downtown. What all of these options share is a limit on space, by Atlanta standards; the largest property in this group tops out at 1,649 square feet. Even so, each one could be a…

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The Beltline Lantern Parade turns 10 on Saturday: Everything you need to know

The glowing procession marches between O4W and Inman Park. | Curbed Atlanta Before heading out for 2019’s procession, be prepared to navigate this very popular—and quite magical—annual tradition For many Atlantans, it’s the most magical night of the year, and 2019 marks the even-more-special 10th anniversary. The forecast, for now, calls for clear skies and temps in the low 80s by nightfall Saturday, when the annual Art on the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade steps off, expecting to drawn 70,000 (or more) onlookers, tailgaters, glowing ghosts, marching musicians, comical creations on…

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Artistic Inman Park bungalow from 1906 leans mod, spartan, and gorgeous at $1.4M

Surprisingly airy spaces inside 403 N. Highland Avenue begin just off the entry. | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty The home of a noted Atlanta artist and photographer, this “true gem” has graced magazine covers When it comes to interior design, surprises are found here behind tall rows of privet hedges along Inman Park’s main commercial drag, North Highland Avenue. That’s where this 1906 bungalow, expanded and heavily modified over the years, is surrounded by iron gates and gardens with palms and Italian cypresses described in the listing, collectively,…

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Renderings: Adair Park bike shop overlooking Beltline could see $2.5M revamp

The vision for the bike shop’s revitalized hangar-like structures. | Square Feet Studio, via Bearings Bike Shop The project would grow the footprint of an organization focused on youth empowerment An unassuming basement bike shop in Adair Park could soon expand its footprint and bolster programming options alongside the Beltline’s Westside Trail. Since 2010, Bearings Bike Shop has been operating out of a basement at 982 Murphy Avenue, beneath old warehouse space along the MARTA line that runs between West End and Oakland City Stations. Now, the organization, which provides…

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Downtown’s former United Way building sells, set for $45M boost as offices

The 1960s building today, with Hurt Park across the street. | Colliers International Atlanta 100 Edgewood tower called “iconic” once appeared destined to become Georgia State dorms A deal floated for years to reposition downtown’s former United Way building as something else has come to fruition. For nearly three years, Colliers International Atlanta has been marketing the Robert W. Woodruff Volunteer Service Center Building at 100 Edgewood Avenue—initially as potential dorms to capitalize on the boom of intown, off-campus student housing. The 18-story building has served as offices since it…

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1960s apartments on Ponce primed for renovations, new rooftop deck

Planned upgrades at a familiar Ponce building. | Hudson Development Expect views not unlike those at the Hotel Clermont, says the developer Near Freedom Park in Virginia-Highland, a decades-old apartment building is gearing up for a revamp that’s meant to emphasize its Miami Modern architecture. At 892 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Hudson Development plans to overhaul a unique four-floor, 27-unit complex that’s grown long in the tooth. When Hudson Development bought the building a few months ago, it had been recently cleared of the four or five occupants—and maybe some…

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