November Newsletter – 2017

This month through pure coincidence, Dawn was doing some reflecting and found herself focusing on Appreciation. With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner it made perfect sense that she share her thoughts about how being appreciative has helped and continues to help direct her life, personal and business-wise.
appreciationTo read Dawn’s blog post, click here:  Looking Ahead to 2018…plus a little of yesterday and TODAY
At Environs, we value you, your time & your business and look forward to being able to stay in touch with each of you! Have a Great Day.
— The Environs Team
Thanksgiving In Atlanta
No reason to Google “where to eat thanksgiving Atlanta” – we gotcha covered: We did some research and made some calls and came up with a list of open places on the big day.  Get the list and plan turkey day now!
Want to build an appetite first?  Head on down to the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K to get some running in first!
Atlanta’s Framework for the Future
Join some of Atlanta’s key players when it comes to city planning in Atlanta as the December 6 Forum.

“Years of work, conversations, community input, and planning has resulted in comprehensive strategies … These strategies will serve as an important path forward for the city and the region.”

Learn more and register to attend at the ARH website.

O4W: One of the 25 Hottest Neighborhoods
Old Fourth Ward has now been recognized as on of the 25 Hottest Neighborhoods in AMERICA (by Hot Spot Rentals). The rankings take into account various factors, including walkability, cost of living, etc., and clearly just the sheer coolness of our faved neighborhood!

O4W is Number 9 on the list. You can see how they came up with the score.

Atlanta’s Tallest Public Art nears Completion
The 39-story building (Icon Tower) has an 86-foot tall x 65-foot wide mural on its facade. The geometric abstract piece is set to change the whole landscape and is considered by those involved in the project as the “gateway to Atlanta’s arts district and Piedmont Park”

See more photos and learn more at the Atlanta Curbed website

Photo credit: Atlanta Curbed
1711 Barnesdale Way
Mid-Century Modern Home in Sherwood Forest!

Incredible mid-century modern home nestled in the quiet Atlanta neighborhood of Sherwood Forest.
This special property was beautifully restored to it’s former glory by the current (and second) owner. Originally custom built by the Downing family with an enclosed pool in mind, the plans went through several stages before this floor plan was finalized.
With very few square walls, the house centers around the courtyard pool that has an opaque roof supported by aluminum beams to prevent rusting.
Another unique architectural feature is the stairless interior, although the bedrooms are a half-story above the entry level. An AJC article in 1952, just after the home’s completion, describes the unique ramp feature and the varying reasons that each of the 6 family members enjoyed it.
4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3,257 sq.ft on an almost 20,000 sq.ft lot.  Check out this property with a lot more information, photos and virtual tour at the website:
home improvement news
A Kitchen Renovation: Complete!
You may remember last month, Dawn was undergoing a renovation of her own kitchen. She told us about the process and how it was interesting to be in her clients’ shoes for once (I forgot, remind me).
Well now the kitchen is complete.
Dabble with Antiques and Quirky Art
Around your Home

One of our favorite afternoon trips (ok sometimes its all day!) is to head to Scott’s Antique Market: 2nd weekend of every month, all year long.
And to help you decide what to buy and where to place it, we found this cool little “how to” that helps you to decorate with Antiques.
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