Where Habersham Road and Cherokee road meet you will find this beautiful home, the epitome of Buckhead living. The original Neel Reid designed home was built in 1921, and displays the grace and charm that is so rare and sought-after. Behind the stately facade you will find a completely renovated home built for modern family living. The spectacular hilltop lot is nearly three acres and 1000 feet deep!

The renovation, completed in 2018, was designed by Amanda Orr and built by Jason Cole. Beautiful finishes and modern amenities were added while keeping the historic charm of the original home.

Also added during the renovation was a detached 2-car garage and a dreamy pool house. The pool house features a covered outdoor living area, half bath, and a kitchenette. The unfinished upper level of the garage can be connected to the pool house to create a full guest suite.

The home rests more than 180′ from Habersham road, creating a dramatic front yard with a winding drive. Land Plus designed the pool terrace, turf play yard, and the rest of the idyllic backyard features. Beyond the pool terrace and outdoor kitchen is a hilltop fire pit, the perfect place to watch the distant sunset from one of the highest elevations around. Past the fire pit is a fantastic tree house that overlooks the forest beyond. The 2.79 acre lot stretches some 1000 feet from the road to the back of the lot!

Main Level

The 2-story entry foyer is flanked by the living room and dining room, each with an attached sun-room, in a traditional symmetrical layout. The large dining room features detailed mill work and original French doors leading to the sun room. An attached butler’s pantry provides generous storage between the dining room and kitchen.

The living room has a gorgeous marble fireplace surrounded by an intricate mantle. Twin cased openings lead to a sun room with its own fireplace. An adjacent playroom has custom built-in storage, and access to the backyard and kitchen.

The bright, remodeled eat-in kitchen is built around a huge central island with built-in storage and seating for four. The breakfast area with built-in banquette provides additional seating. White cabinets surround the island, with stone counter tops and a farm sink. Additional features include a professional Wolf range, panel-front appliances, and stylish brass accents.  

Upper Level

The upper level contains three bedroom suites, including the primary bedroom. The primary suite features a oversized bedroom, walk-in closet with additional dressing room, and a large ensuite bath. The primary bath has double vanities, a soaking tub and separate shower, and distinctive tile finishes throughout. A convenient stackable laundry is located in the hall, which is in addition to the housekeepers washing and ironing room that is located on the terrace level.

The two additional bedrooms feature beautiful ensuite baths and large closets with custom storage.

Third level

The third floor features a guest bedroom and a full bath, plus access to two large storage areas.

Lower Level

The lower level is accessible from the kitchen and from an outside door from the backyard. This level houses the laundry room, a half bath, and multiple storage areas.

This home presents a rare opportunity in the coveted Peachtree Heights West neighborhood, inquire for additional information!

This Tuxedo Park home is a perfect blend of classic design and modern appointments on prestigious Valley Road. A replica of a Phillip Schutze design, the home was built by Robert Goodsell, and renovated/expanded by Mike Hammersmith within the last year.

Main Level

The main level is elegant and sophisticated, with steel framed windows and a bright airy feel throughout. Large formal living and dining rooms are perfect for entertaining. A private fireside study connects the living room to the family room and kitchen.

The kitchen features a large central island and exquisite finishes. An open breakfast room allows family and guests to stay connected while cooking, dining, or relaxing in the family room. The private home management office and spacious laundry room are easily accessible from the kitchen.

Second Level

Upstairs you will find oversized bedroom suites with plenty of space for your family, and a generous bonus room near the back stairs that makes a great play room or upstairs family room.

The primary suite features an over sized bedroom with a fireside sitting area. The elegant main bath has double vanities, separate tub and shower, and generous his/hers closets. A private beverage station completes the decadent main suite.

Third Level

The third floor features two more bedroom suites and nooks for exercise equipment or a home office. An elevator connects all three floors of living space as well as the storage area on the basement level.

Outdoor living

The level back yard features spaces for grilling, entertaining, and play, with manicured landscaping and a plunge pool. This special home may be purchased now, but the seller will require a lease-back through mid-October of this year.

Tuxedo Park

Tuxedo Park is the undisputed top-shelf neighborhood in Buckhead. The rich history of this area goes deeper than many residents may realize. This early Atlanta suburb was only woods and farmland at the beginning of the 20th century, but that quickly changed. Wealthy Atlantans began building homes along Paces Ferry around 1904, many used as summer or country estates with farm animals and extensive gardens. Tuxedo Park expanded North several blocks from there and has kept its refined Southern elegance ever since.

The Tuxedo Park Civic Association holds social events, hires private security officers, and generally keeps the neighborhood connected despite the mostly gated and secluded estates. With its historic mansions and picturesque landscaping, Tuxedo Park is aptly named for this sophisticated neighborhood of magnificent residences. Some of the finest estates in Buckhead are located in the prestigious Tuxedo Park neighborhood.

Although the city of Atlanta has grown to surround this once-remote area, the neighborhood still maintains an aura of seclusion and escape. The manicured grounds and varied architecture of the homes give the neighborhood a formal air befitting its name.

Atlanta Police Department Deputy Chief Andrew Senzer, the outgoing commander of Buckhead’s Zone 2 precinct. Credit: APD

Buckhead’s Atlanta Police Department precinct is seeing a changing of the guard as its current commander has received a promotion to deputy chief.

Andrew Senzer, who has led the Zone 2 precinct since November 2019 with the rank of major, will head APD’s Strategy and Special Projects Division, he announced at an April 7 meeting of the Buckhead Public Safety Task Force.

Major Ailen Mitchell, who has served as Senzer’s assistant since 2020, will be the new Zone 2 commander, Deputy Chief Timothy Peek said in the meeting.

The transition will happen on April 14, according to APD. The current head of the Strategy and Special Projects Division, Deputy Chief Darin Schierbaum, is being promoted to the vacant position of assistant chief of police.

Senzer was Buckhead’s police commander through the historic COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying crime spike, including the May 2020 rioting and looting in local business areas that spun out of Black Lives Matter protests about the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd.

He also led through the beginning of the Buckhead cityhood movement that based itself on crime concerns. While crime spiked, Senzer took a zero-tolerance approach and Buckhead continues to have the city’s lowest crime rate.

“It really has been an honor to serve as the commander of Zone 2,” Senzer said in the task force meeting. “In my 26 years [in policing], this has probably been the most challenging assignment I’ve had.”

Atlanta Police Department Major Ailen Mitchell, the new Zone 2 commander. Credit: APD

He said his new role will be “a little behind the scenes” but that he will “not be a stranger” in Buckhead.

Peek said APD is “ecstatic” about Senzer taking on the deputy chief role.

Mitchell, according to his APD biography, has been with the department since 2006. He previously commanded the SWAT team and, like Senzer, once served on the Red Dog unit, an anti-drug squad disbanded in 2011 after controversial incidents like an illegal raid on the Atlanta Eagle gay bar. Among his other work was the Gang Unit and the Auto Theft Task Force.

Mitchell became Zone 2’s Criminal Investigations Unit commander in 2018 and its assistant commander in 2020.

Zone 2 is headquartered at 3120 Maple Drive in Buckhead Village.

Update: This story has been updated with information from APD about the transition.