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Sunday, January 19, 2020   /   by Stacy Wilson

Tips from Our Resident Designer... Five Basement Trends for 2020

Five Basement Trends for 2020

Trend #1. Open Concept Still in Vogue

Open concept has been a big part of current home design. Traditionally, rooms have been closed off from each other–divided by walls. But an open concept layout tears down those walls to create barrier-free spaces that allow you to pass freely from one area to another.

An open concept basement design takes advantage of the naturally expansive nature of the basement to create an updated modern style that promotes community. You can have multi-purpose spaces in the basement, but they all open up to each other; from the game room to the bar area, from the family sitting area to the theatre room and so on.

For small basements, the open concept design maximizes the limited amount of real estate without having to take away square footage for walls. With this design, the perception of additional light and space you have more freedom to mix and match styles to creating your own personal ...

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Sunday, January 19, 2020   /   by Stacy Wilson

Historic Living... Bungalows

Warren St in Kirkwood


The Plane, The Plane! I am probably dating myself, but before real estate, (nearly 18 years ago) if you said the word Bungalow, I would assume that Toto would be guiding me to my hut on Fantasy Island. I have come a long way from one of my favorite childhood TV shows and to one of the most coveted historic home styles. Many buyers still do not know it by name, yet they have no trouble explaining they want one of those homes with the big front porch.


McLendon Ave in Lake Claire


According to Dictionary.com:

bungalow [buhng-guh-loh]


a cottage of one story

in India, a one storied thatched or tiled house usually surrounded by a veranda

in the USA, a derivation of the Indian style house type, popular especially during the first quarter of the 20th century,usually having one and a half stories, a widely bracketed gable roof, and a multi-windowed dormer and f ...

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Monday, December 23, 2019   /   by Stacy Wilson

Historic Living... Rich's Department Store

In asking long term Atlanta residents what their most cherished holiday memories are, one name kept coming up- Rich's. Rich's Department Store was one of the longest running businesses in Downtown Atlanta. The first store was opened in 1867 as M.Rich & Company. It was started by a Hungarian-Jewish immigrant. Mauritius Reich changed his name to Morris Rich to assimilate into the southern United States. The store sold dry goods. In the late 1800's stores were specialized in what they sold. The idea of one store selling a wide range of items in one location was a new and radical idea. By 1906, the store was incorporated as M. Rich & Bros and became a true department store.


photo courtesy Picryl Public Domain

Pictured above is the first department store built in 1906 at 52-56 Whitehall Street. The building still stands today as 82 Peachtree St, just south of the 5 Points MARTA station.  The store continued to expand and in 1924 they moved into their ...

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