The home at 3741 Haddon Hall Road is a classic Kingswood ranch that has been completely renovated with a new layout and design by Harrison Design. A stately brick facade with beautiful dormer windows on the second floor offers the quintessential Kingswood style. Deep within the interior of the Kingswood neighborhood, the lot offers a quiet setting, massive front and rear lawns, and a serene setting in the back. Nancy Creek runs along the back of the 1.2 acre lot, and there are multiple outdoor living spaces to enjoy the land. There is a covered patio outside the breakfast room, a separate patio with an outdoor fireplace, and an additional sitting area framed by a beautiful pergola. Hidden around the side of the home is a fun vintage greenhouse that can keep your vegetable garden and orchids going year round!  

Main Level 

The inside of the home has been completely renovated, and provides all of the style and space the modern family is looking for. Notice the stylish steel windows and new wide-plank white oak floors throughout.

Beyond the iron and glass entry, the entry foyer is flanked by a private home office, and the formal living room. The office features double doors and a large built-in desk with book shelves. An en-suite full bath includes an ADA compliant roll-in shower, making this space a 6th bedroom suite when needed. The formal living room is bright and open, with fireplace and access to the dining room beyond. Large windows flood the corner dining room with natural light, and cased openings allow an easy flow from the living room or the kitchen.

The kitchen and family room have the open concept your family will love. Stone counter tops and back splash adorn custom white cabinets. A large central island provides counter seating for four, and the professional Monogram gas range will thrill the chef in your household. The walk-in pantry and separate coffee/ drink station add functionality and storage. The breakfast area provides room for casual dining, as well as access to the outdoor living/ dining spaces. A great mud room between the kitchen and the carport has built-in storage and a half bath.

Your family will certainly spend a lot of time in the family room. It is a warm and inviting room, with all of the modern style you would expect. A marble fireplace is flanked by built-in storage, and the ship-lap walls are topped by a beamed ceiling.

Owners’ Suite 

There is a convenient powder room along the hall to the main floor owners’ suite. The oversized bedroom has a wall of windows overlooking the backyard. In the master bath you will find a spa-like soaking tub, double vanities, and a large steam shower. The closet/ dressing room is a show-stopper! This converted bedroom has tons of built-in storage, including a built-in vanity and makeup table, and space for a stackable washer and dryer.

Upper  Level

The upper level was designed and built from scratch with modern family living in mind. There is a large open playroom at the top of the stairs, with access to the spacious laundry room and four bedroom suites. Each suite has a full en-suite bath, and a walk-in closet with built-in storage. The bedrooms vary in size, and feature details like the dormer windows along the front of the home. One of the bedrooms has an attached playroom in addition to the spacious sleeping area.

Terrace Level 

Downstairs, the terrace level has been renovated with the same care and detail as the two upper floors. The main room has a built-in wet bar for entertaining. The room is prewired for home entertainment,  and plenty big enough for a game table if you prefer. An adjacent play room/ craft room has access to the green house. The fully functional green house is a dream-come-true for the home gardener, and it is accessible from the terrace level or an outside entrance.Another large finished room on the lower level makes a great home gym, with a full bath for convenience. The other half of the terrace level provides over 1,000 square feet of opportunity, perfect for storage or other needs.

Kingswood Neighborhood

Kingswood is centrally located in Buckhead between Tuxedo Park, Mt Paran/ Northside, and West Paces Ferry/ Northside. While the neighborhood is easily accessible from West Paces Ferry Road, it is an enclosed neighborhood with no through traffic. There are multiple cul de sacs in this uniquely peaceful Buckhead neighborhood. Neighborhood walkers and children alike enjoy the quiet streets away from the main thoroughfares nearby.

Pace Academy is just across the street, and Kingswood is a short drive to many of Atlanta’s best private schools. The address is also within the award-winning Jackson Elementary school district. An active voluntary neighborhood association oversees off-duty police patrols, as well as organized neighborhood social events.

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.