Atlanta Luxury Real Estate: Insights From Realtor Debra Johnston

Debra Johnston

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What local amenities does this area have to offer (parks, community center, recreation programs)?

Atlanta has a number of parks, the two largest being Piedmont Park and Chastain Park. We also have the largest aquarium in the world right in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

 Can you describe the local school system, and what type of education children get here (private, public, charter - focus on sports, the arts, etc.)? 

Atlanta has excellent private schools including Westminster, Lovett, Pace Academy and many others. We also have strong public schools.

 What is the community culture like (i.e. private, gated, urban, diverse, etc)?

There are many communities in Atlanta each with their own personality. I specialize in the Buckhead market with neighborhoods including Tuxedo Park, Chastain, Garden Hills, Haynes Manor, Peachtree Hills and others. Midtown's Ansley Park neighborhood is very popular for those that want to be in town with access to the arts, amazing restaurants and shopping. Brookhaven is another beautiful community slightly east of Buckhead.

What is transportation like to the area's major surrounding cities, or within the city?

Transportation has been challenging for Atlanta. Living in town either in Buckhead, Midtown or downtown has the least amount of commuting issues. Living north or south of the city is very challenging if you are commuting into Atlanta every day.

Please note any Key Listings you have in your area:



421 Blackland road 

Presenting the Ferrari of luxury residences in Atlanta. Stone and cut-face limestone details represent the exterior of this custom, new Tuxedo Park residence on the best street in Buckhead. Gated and private this property was created by a team of the finest craftsman, designers and landscape architects.  The infrastructure has the most efficient geo thermal HVAC systems, Crestron computerized lighting, audio and security. The wellness center has a sauna and  with access to the pool, 2 tiered screening room with state of the art McIntosh equipment, wine cellar, bar, billiards room and fireplace.  Upstairs has 4 suite bedrooms, laundry, plus a 2 more bedrooms for guests with separate entrance.  Or for office space.  The infinity edge pool and infinity edge spa are almost 70 feet long and heated by the geo thermal system.  The master suite and bath is its own separate wing with custom designed and large his/her closets, heated marble floors, polished nickel faucet sets and a wood paneled sitting room and fireplace. Marble and stone surfaces throughout and interior finishes by William Stewart Designs.




3594 Tuxedo Court

Incredible estate in Tuxedo Park. Located on a quiet enclave of only 8 homes, this property has had a complete renovation in 2010. Architecturally designed to maximize natural lighting with huge doors that open to a loggia, outdoor kitchen, 2 pools with waterfalls and a grotto. Very private smart home with attached guest house, elevator, fully finished terrace with media, wine cellar and full kitchen, billiards and second loggia to lower pool. Master suite, sitting room and private patio to pool. High ceilings, large rooms, open floor plan.  Rolls Royce Ghost to Buyer's Agent if within 10% of asking price.



450 Blackland Road

Incredible quality, design and details resonate from this residence in Tuxedo Park. Custom designed by Boxwood Partners and William Stewart Designs, this property peacefully sits on a gently sloping lot and opens in the back to a private oasis complete with a pool house, infinity edge pool, custom koi pond that surrounds the screened porch with stone fireplace and an outdoor Viking kitchen- perfect for family and entertaining. The property features Crestron whole house automation, a wine cellar, media room and gym (or 4th bedrm), and beautifully integrated finishes.



4232 Regency Court

Incredible gated residence in Buckhead. Feels like new construction by interior design firm William Stewart Designs. Privacy, large heated pool, amazing finishes, new kitchens, white marble master bath with 2 over-sized custom closets. 4 car garage and ample parking. Over 14,000 square feet of living space! Gas Generator. A perfect 10.]




4790 Shallowford Road

A classic Bill Harrison designed Traditional Estate with some contemporary flair located on 3.2 manicured acres just minutes away from quaint Historic Downtown Roswell.

The main house has over 13,500 square feet with seven bedrooms and ten baths plus over 10,000 additional square feet of Resort/ Entertainment features which include a party Sky Lounge Pub with outdoor limestone balcony with fire pit, a large walnut floor ballroom or all purpose room with a full kitchen and guest apartment attached.

The entertainment area also features a million dollar exotic indoor/ semi-outdoor atrium type pool overlooking a private courtyard with multiple fire pits. The pool features a Walt Disney designed water fireplace, overflow pool and a Jacuzzi with glass tile, 15 foot fountain, special lighting, Texas limestone floors and balconies.

In addition, there is an indoor sport court for volleyball or shooting baskets, a 24-seat Fox style theater, seven car garage, sauna and steam room, hobby room and more.

The ambiance includes a dogwood lined walking/bike path with lamp posts, one of a kind "Celestine Chapel " crown molding throughout main house, seven gas fire places, and a separate building for an apartment, office or meeting room .

The quality throughout this house is unmatched and the reproduction price would easily exceed $10 million dollars.











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