LaVista Park Tour of Homes 2019

Homes 2019

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm

Come take a tour of 4 homes located in one of metro Atlanta’s unique hidden gems. LaVista Park is a unique mix of traditional brick ranches, Mid-Century Modern, Modern, Contemporary and other home styles. Set on tree lined streets, this urban oasis offers an escape from the hectic metro environment while providing easy access to all metro Atlanta has to offer. Thanks to our generous sponsors: Jackson Bass Homes and Goodrowe/Doyle Real Estate Collective.

1285-citadel-drivePhoto by Fredrik Brauer


This 2014 total renovation of a 1951 brick ranch, which was typical of LaVista Park’s beginnings, builds both within and out from the original foundation footprint and roof structure. Architect Robert M. Cain paid tribute to the original ranch style while bringing the house into the 21st century with geothermal heating and cooling, energy-recovery ventilation, and maximum site permeability for ground absorption of rainwater. The original oak flooring was reused, but the home was updated with quartz counter-tops, a steel roof, and a quartz ethanol-burning fireplace. Sited on a 2/3-acre lot, the house backs up to old-growth forest, with the downslope extensively hardscaped and planted by Lyle Collins of Southern Trillium. To take advantage of the woodland view, the southern exposure of the house is entirely glazed, and the east and west walls, which are near adjacent homes, are finished in true stucco or translucent glass block for privacy. Built as a home for aging in place by the long-time (1984) owners, the house is on one level, with wide doorways, a roll-in shower, and bright but energy-efficient lighting.

1453-brook-valley-lanePhoto by Hedy Caplan


A contemporary home built in 2017 by James McDowell of Unique Homes Atlanta. Walk into the open floor plan that is designed with entertainment in mind. The main floor is anchored by the beautiful well-equipped chef’s kitchen and its oversized island. It overlooks the great room with its eye-catching fireplace wall and is surrounded by windows that let in plenty of natural light. Walk into the screened in porch with its own fireplace which also opens out to the back deck. Across the way is the “Velvet Lounge” and dining room with its dramatic gallery wall and custom light fixtures that set the mood for elegant entertaining.

A mid-level bedroom/media room leads up to the second floor with office, guest bedroom, and the large master suite which has its own second floor deck, stunning spa bath, and walk in closet which features custom cabinetry and shelving. The lower level/basement, has its own en-suite bedroom and large game room in the works.

1002-citadel-drivePhoto by Hedy Caplan


An art lover’s paradise, this home is decorated to highlight the owner’s collection. A mix of mid-century modern and traditional furniture set against bold colors and custom wallpaper serve as the backdrop for abstract expressionist artwork including a variety of early and mid-20th century American and French pieces. 1002 Citadel was recently featured in an eight-page spread in Modern Luxury Atlanta Interiors where both the aesthetic value and ease of living in this well thought space are highlighted. Soaring 16-foot ceilings in the main living area ensure the minimalistic kitchen and great room feel comfortable yet generously sized. The masculine but cocoon like master suite includes a morning kitchen, Japanese bidet toilet, and a shower large enough to hold a small family. The recent creation of a year-round outdoor living and recreation areas complete with Palm Springs accents finishes the space, enabling seamless indoor/outdoor living. This home was completed in 2017 by Bryan Craig Homes in collaboration with architect Eric Rawlings. Interior Design by Kate Hayes Design.

1126-beech-haven-roadPhoto by Hedy Caplan


This striking Mid-Century Modern was built by Epic Development in 2010. The gallery entrance leads to the main level that contains the master suite, library, main living area and 2 guest bedrooms, each with a private bath. The open Floor plan living room and chef’s kitchen and master suite open on to a 450 square foot screened-in porch with its own fireplace. Unique features of this home include curved accent walls, wall insets art displays, and built-in bookcases. The current owners purchased the home in 2017 and embarked on expanded landscaping efforts in the front and back yards, adding water features, stone retaining walls and new plantings, and wood trim on the interior. The owners have used the woodworking shop in the third bay of the garage to do many of the interior and exterior wood finishes themselves.

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