Modern Take on the Toccoa

Perched on the banks of a wide stretch of the Toccoa River outside Blue Ridge sits an uncommon vacation home with nary an exposed log beam, chunky rough hewn armchair or moose-themed anything. River Dwelling is a stunning modern tribute to all that makes a mountain house sing: unobstructed views of the river, dappled sunlight streaming in through expansive windows,…

Teamwork and Community Make This Business Strong

For over 12 years, Rhonda Shell has worked with Keller Williams Realty in the greater Atlanta area. Built over the past two years, her team--Rhonda Shell Real Estate--is based right here in Alpharetta. She takes pride in her predominantly referral-based business, which is a true reflection of the trust and long-term relationships that she has established over the years with clients.…

A Dream (Kitchen) Come True

When Johns Creek resident Retta Clark walked into Sewell Appliance in Sandy Springs, she had no idea she would win a gorgeous new 36” Wolf range cooktop. She was one of many Lifestyle Publications readers who entered the giveaway just by stopping in to discuss kitchen renovation plans.

Backyard Bling

Owning a home is one thing, but when there is the possibility to make the backyard a personal paradise, look no further than Chris Sears and his company, Sears, Smith and Associates, Inc. Sears, 44, is a Georgia Registered Landscape Architect and company president who developed his expertise thanks to his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the State University…

High Tech View

From your thermostat to your lights, transforming your house into a smart home is simple. Today’s technology makes it easy to remember your preferences and, in some cases, anticipate your needs and wants. Why shouldn’t your window coverings be the same way?

Seminoles and Sunshine

On a recent sunny Saturday, Kyle, an 11-year-old Alpharetta boy, received the surprise of his short life! The ultimate Florida State Seminole’s football fan, Kyle had his bedroom totally renovated by the non-profit, Sunshine on a Ranney Day, to resemble the FSU locker room. Kyle was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is gradually losing muscle strength throughout his body.…

Ready. Set. Renovate.

For anyone looking to upgrade their humble (or not so humble) abode, there are many things that can be done when it comes to home renovations. Adding some luxury touches in the bathroom, kitchen or the exterior of the house can bring significant return on investment.

The Windward Appeal

Brad Kovacik had a charmed childhood, though (like most of us) he didn’t realize it until he was looking for a home and community for his young family. He and his wife Sarah wanted to establish roots before their oldest daughter, Avery started kindergarten, with plans to remain planted until their kids graduate high school. Brad had grown up in…

A Charming Address

The bright white farmhouse on Oakview Court in Windward is a beacon on the perfect summer Alpharetta day. Nestled among mature pines and hardwoods on nearly one and a half acres on the Big Creek Greenway, the red shuttered farmhouse is the picture of tranquility and tradition.

Going Green

Garbed in running shoes, fashionable jeans, and a track jacket branded with her company logo, the always industrious Laura Green—the owner of Green Basements and Remodeling—is conversing in both Spanish and English with a cleaning crew at her newly purchased home nestled in the cul-de-sac of a community in Woodstock, GA. With more than 7,000-square-feet of space to perfect for…