Luxury Real Estate News

Debra Johnston Hosts Exclusive Event for a Stunning $7.95 Million Estate in North Buckhead

October 25, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties is honored to announce the exclusive broker event held on October 25, 2018, hosted by Luxury Collection Specialist Debra Johnston, the #5 Ranked Realtor in Atlanta, Georgia.

Perhaps the most spectacular estate property available in Atlanta. This rare 8.4 acre property in North Buckhead borders State Land and the E Palisades walking trails. It is tranquil and very private. The residence overlooks the property, the lake, and waterfalls. The spectacular design is open with high ceilings and walk out to the pool and grounds. The home automation and security is the latest in Control 4 technology complete with whole house generator. Walk out from most rooms in the house to a gorgeous new pool and entertaining pavilion with outdoor kitchen. A golf cart ride to the lakeside guest cottage reveals walking trails and waterfalls encompassing the lake. Contact Debra Johnston at 1.404.312.1959 |

Debra Johnston obtains Rare Listing Designed by Robert M Green, Apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright

June 29, 2018

Debra Johnston, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties' #1 associate in the Buckhead Office has obtained a rare mid-century modern masterpiece designed by Robert M. Green, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. The home, recently renovated with contemporary finishes stays true to the architect's signature style. This home sits on 2+ acres in Buckhead and is on the market for $2,725,000. Contact Debra Johnston at 1.404.312.1959 |

Exquisite listing marketed by Glennda Baker & Associates, Inc. featured in the AJC as Cobb's Most Expensive Home on the Market

February 7, 2018

The symmetrical home at 4340 Paper Mill Road has the highest asking price, according to Zillow, of any home in Cobb County these days. All eight bedrooms, 10 full and two half bathrooms inside the three finished floors that sit on 2.2 acres are selling for $5.5 million.

"And I'm giving it away at that price," realtor Glennda Baker told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Click here for more information about this home.


Atlanta ranks at #7 as a Top City for Interior Design.

January 26, 2018

Today, with Pinterest wishes, Instagram dreams, and no shortage of apps and online decorating services like Hutch, Modsy, and Homepolish to help design the perfect space, interior design has broader appeal and is more accessible than ever.


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Three of our exquisite listings have been featured on Curbed.

January 25, 2018

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4570 Blackland Drive | Marietta, Georgia 30067

January 22, 2018

Mediterranean masterpiece on almost 2 acres in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in a cul-de-sac East Cobb. Features include hardwoods throughout, Master on Main with custom suite with fireplace and a separate sitting room. Chef's Kitchen with double Sub-Zero refrigerators, double Thermador ovens & stove. Full finished terrace level and 4 car garage.Walton School District! Listed by Megan Ariel of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties; 404.771.5222. Click here for more information.



Trends on Tap For New Developments

January 15, 2018

Health and wellness in new developments is a trend that shows no sign of abating in 2018.

Consumer demand for wellness-lifestyle real estate and communities is on the rise globally, according to the Global Wellness Institute, a Miami-based nonprofit educational foundation. In 2017, the Institute pegged the wellness-lifestyle real estate and communities market at $119 billion, growing at a rate of 9% a year, and estimated it to jump to $153 billion by 2020.

A recent survey by the American Lives market research firm of American households with annual incomes over $75,000 found that 25% are already "very interested" in living in a wellness community.

"All of that health and wellness and holistic demand has definitely come back," said Frances Katzen, a new development agent at Douglas Elliman in New York. "We are finding more and more that people are impressed about the idea of living with trees and tranquility as an escape from the urban grind." Click here to read more.



Global Luxury Real Estate to Feel Tax Impact

January 12, 2018

Concerns over tax changes and government regulation will buffet luxury housing markets around the world, as punitive stamp duties in places like London and Sydney and the biggest overhaul to the U.S. tax code in decades play out in 2018.

For foreign investors, second-home buyers and flexible workers, it will be a race to dodge new taxes. In the U.S., buyers of multi-million dollar homes will feel the squeeze as Congress looks to limit a tax deduction for property taxes and interest on mortgages. A plan to remove tax deductions for state and local income tax may cause a minor shuffle as wealthy self-employed workers, empty nesters and others look to ditch high-tax states like New York and Connecticut for homes in places like Florida, experts say...Read More


The Top 8 Home Design Trends in 2018

January 10, 2018

It's 2018. And, as another year changes, so do the home design and decor trends, naturally.

Whether you're looking to overhaul your home entirely, or just give it a few fresh updates, here's a guide to the hottest looks, courtesy of the design pros. Major inspiration ahead. To read more on this article, click here.


Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2018

January 4, 2018

RIP the white kitchen? Make way for metals you want to look unpolished? We polled over 100 designers for predictions on what's trending and ending in 2018. Here's the consensus. From the Wall Street Journal. Click here for the entire article.





Happy New Year!

January 2, 2018




Luxury Property Show in Shanghai

December 28, 2017

For the second, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices had a booth at the annual Luxury Property Show (LPS) in Shanghai. This year we had 24 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network members, along with Peter Turtzo, SVP of International Operations for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Rosalie Warner, vice president of Network Services at HSF Affiliates, in attendance.

The show is a three-day, invitation-only event, attended by more than 6,000 wealthy Chinese buyers, buyers' agents and investors.


Popular Kitchen Designs of 2017

December 20, 2017

End-of-island storage, dual barn doors and in-drawer charging stations are among the stars of this year's top kitchens. The trend toward kitchens featuring colored cabinets and islands is gaining steam, but the appreciation for the classic white-and-wood look is hardly on fumes. The most popular kitchens cover a mix of traditional, contemporary and rustic styles, but no matter the look, smart storage solutions and functional layouts were definite crowd pleasers. Click here to read more of this article featured on


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Prestige Magazine

December 19, 2017

From timely editorial to spectacular property listings, enjoy perusing the pages of Prestige- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' Luxury Collection & Resort Properties International magazine. Click here to view the Fall 2017 Edition.


Holiday Entertaining Ideas

December 18, 2017

"Tis the time of year when friends and family gather to celebrate with food, drinks, and seasonal festivities. Good food and drink, plenty of preparation, and of course, gorgeous décor make the season bright. Whether your gathering is for two people or twenty, your home classic or contemporary, embracing the holly-jolliness of the season is simple in the right setting. Read on for tips on how to welcome guests during the most wonderful time of the year. Click here for more info.



Luxury Collection Featured Property of the Day
135 Fox Hollow Trail, Milton, Georgia

December 11, 2017

135 Fox Hollow Trail

Beautiful 4-sides brick and stone traditional home on very private 1.8+ acre lot at high elevation in Milton. Open floor plan with master bedroom on main floor. Hardwoods on main floor, gracious entry with marble tile, iron front doors, paneled study, 6 fireplaces, stained kitchen cabinets with granite counters and high end appliances including built-in steamer and fryer. Screened porch leads to outdoor kitchen area and pool/spa. Finished terrace level with second kitchen, media room, office/bedroom, living room and billiards area, including whole house audio/speakers. Listed by the Butler-Swayne Team 678-296-1774. To view more photos, click here.




2018 Pantone Color of the Year, Ultra Violet

December 7, 2017

It's an interior design moment we wait for all year, the Pantone Color of the Year. This is the defining hue that takes its cues from the year behind us, and attempts to set the tone for the year ahead. To read more, click here. Photo Credit David Christensen. 2017 Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Showhouse.




The Luxury Collection Presents Wescott, by Patrick Malloy Communities

December 6, 2017


Your dream home will be ready Spring 2018! Presenting Wescott the Luxury Collection by Patrick Malloy Communities. Located in the highly sought-after Forsyth County. Wescott is the definition of style, elegance and sophistication in new home communities. Stop by and see the model home Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. Sunday's 1 to 5 pm or schedule an appointment. 770.254.5358



Buckhead Park North - Model Now Open!

December 5, 2017


Discover Atlanta metropolitan living at its best in this premier Buckhead address on historic Peachtree. Just 17 luxury townhomes in a premier gated setting, Buckhead Park North is a select new living opportunity where you'll enjoy easy access to everywhere you want to be, right in the epicenter of Buckhead's shopping, dining, entertainment and business centers along Peachtree. Schedule a tour today! 678.755.4874



Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse

December 4, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year to get in the holiday spirit and give back, all while being blown away by this magnificent showhouse! Located on the Northwest side of Buckhead | 2 Acres | Harrison Design | Open until December 10 | List $5,300,000. A Berkshire Hathaway Luxury Collection property exclusively marketed by Debra Johnston CLICK HERE for tickets/more information.



Katherine Frazier Earns Internationally Recognized Designation for Performance in Luxury Real Estate

November 30, 2017

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Katherine Frazier with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices|Georgia Properties in Roswell recently earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing's Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS) designation in recognition of experience, knowledge, and expertise in high-end residential properties. Katherine joins an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed The Institute's training and have a proven performance in the upper-tier market.


At $900K, Inman Park townhome closes $25K above ask in just six days

November 17, 2017

In-demand location on Beltline coupled with "fabulous modern" interior results in benchmark sale.

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Join Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine this winter for our 9th annual Home for the Holidays Showhouse benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

November 16, 2017

The 2017 Holiday Home is a Berkshire Hathaway Luxury Collection property, exclusively marketed by Debra Johnston. Photo by David Christensen.

Twenty of Atlanta's top interior designers will transform a newly built Buckhead estate designed by respected Atlanta architecture firm Harrison Design and built by Sheehan Built Homes.

Evoking a stately English country home thanks to its private, two-acre lot carved out of wooded N. Atlanta hills, the 5-bedroom, 8,800-square foot Showhouse features custom-made brick and locally sourced and aged granite for the exterior and integrates structured, classical design with more modern, casual living space.

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West of Midtown, $1M Atlanta modern looks fresh despite turn-of-the-century origins

November 15, 2017

Keisha Trower Listing Image

Anyone who thinks tall, straight, geometrically daring houses are a wholly recent craze in Atlanta hasn't paid a visit to Atone Street in Berkeley Park.

There, in a section of town separated by Atlantic Station from Midtown, stands a cluster of Y2K-era contemporary homes that echo residential trends of today in places such as Old Fourth Ward.

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4340 Paper Mill Exclusive Preview

October 13, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Luxury Collection and Luxury Collection specialist, Glennda Baker & Associates, Inc., present this exclusive preview of the magnificent two acre estate located in the corridor of the Atlanta Country Club. For more listing information click here.

Congratulations to Karen Rodriguez!

October 11, 2017

Some women fear the fire, some women simply become it. Congratulations to Karen Rodriguez, VP CityHaus Co-Founder. Read all about the big news!

"Best In Print" Marketing Award

October 6, 2017's 22nd Annual Fall Conference took place last week in Toronto, Canada. We are proud to announce that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties luxury division was the only Georgia real estate company to win an award! Lori Lane, VP New Homes and Luxury Division, is pictured accepting the Best In Print Marketing Award. Read all about it!

Home for the Holidays Showhouse

October 3, 2017

"Home for the Holidays Showhouse," to Open with Gala Preview Party on November 15 and for Tours from November 16 to December 10

English Manor Estate, Designed by Bill Harrison and Exclusively Offered by Debra Johnston of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Located at 1800 Garraux Road

ATLANTA/BUCKHEAD - The always anticipated "Home for the Holidays Showhouse," benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, will open on Thursday, November 16, in a magnificent stately English Manor house, designed by Bill Harrison of Harrison Design and offered exclusively for sale by Debra Johnston, the #1 agent in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Buckhead office. Acclaimed designer John Oetgen will be saluted as Honorary Chairman of the Showhouse. The Showhouse is sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine.

Debra Johnston explained that, "Twenty of Atlanta's most accomplished interior designers are creating the interior rooms in sumptuous styles, accented by holiday décor. This transitional residence has 12 foot ceilings, a spectacular sculptural central stair with dome ceiling to bring in natural light and rooms with gorgeous doors that completely slide open to views of the private pool and grounds, on 2 acres at 1800 Garraux Road and is being constructed by Sheehan Built Homes."

The Showhouse, dazzling with holiday lights and elegant decorations, will open with a gala preview party on Wednesday, November 15, from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. Guests will tour the house, meet the designers and savor cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds from the $175 per person tickets benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and are available by visiting


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties has over 1,600 associates and 22 offices across the Greater Metro Atlanta area. Led by president and CEO, Dan Forsman, the organization offers a full suite of luxury real estate services and is the consistent leader in growth for luxury closings in Metro Atlanta. The Luxury Collection marketing campaign was the first ever recipient of the prestigious 2017 MAX Award (Marketing for Excellence Award) by Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties is an independently operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and a franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.® Equal Housing Opportunity. Visit