About This Listing
Two bedrooms, two baths, a sunken living room with a concert grand piano, dining room, breakfast nook, dressing room, office, walk-in closets and kitchen stocked with high-quality cookware, two full-sized refrigerators, huge laundry room and pantry.
Two private bedrooms and private baths in a luxurious, mid-century modern house designed by an architect who emulated Frank Lloyd Wright -- walls of windows, huge hearth, sunken living room, sumptuous hardwoods nestled at the top of a hill overlooking Memorial Park in the wealthy community of Buckhead, yet just 8 minutes from downtown Atlanta.
Bedrooms fully furnished in antiques, Persian rugs, kitchen privileges. There is a king-sized bed in one and a queen-sized bed in the other, with two futons available.
Guests have access to their bathroom/bedroom, the living room, the kitchen, the dining room, the front and back patios, the park at the bottom of the driveway.
Interaction with Guests
Most interaction is over the phone or by e-mail, since I rarely return to Atlanta.
The house overlooks Memorial Park, which is the site of a near-constant parade of strollers and bikers. The circumference of the park is 1.7 miles and the street is a favorite among joggers.
A MARTA bus stop is a quarter-mile from the house.
Other Things to Note
Azaleas and rhododendron predominate, with several spectacular Japanese maples too.
No smoking in the house; please use coasters when placing glasses on the furniture.
The house was designed to nestle unobtrusively into the top of a hill overlooking a park and historic Peachtree Creek.
Everything from check-in to check-out went smoothly. Thomas even allowed for an early check-in. The house was just as described and perfect my short stay. I would also stay here for a lengthier amount of time if I needed to. The park in close proximity is nice for walks.
Thomas's house is pretty nice. I did not stay in it for long - mostly my parents hung out there, but on the balance, I'd go there again. The location is very nice and feels almost secluded despite being a couple minutes from the interstate. The layout is retro but spacious and comfortable. The only problem we had was that upon arrival, there was an unpleasant must hanging about from a dog. This was very disappointing to my dad, but Thomas worked with him, offered to refund the stay and helped air out the place. Not the perfect weekend, but still a very good option.
I'm sorry about the smell, though I'm not sure I can blame the dog.
On the day before Tommy's family arrived, plumbers had spent several hours repairing a leak in the pipe leading from the disposal in the kitchen sink to the crawl space beneath the house.
The problem is fixed now.
Thomas' house is in one of the safest and most beautiful neighborhoods in Atlanta. It is situated on a park which many people use to walk or run. The house isn't new and could use a little TLC but it is interesting due to being architecturally designed. It is comfortably furnished and well stocked with essentials. Thomas made himself available via telephone 'round the clock.
Tom was very responsive and easy to work with. House is in a great location for access to park and downtown.
Thomas was great, responded quickly to questions, and we loved the house! Plenty of room, clean, great light, and really close to Atlanta. An awesome first airbnb experience!
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About the Host, Thomas
I moved to Atlanta in 1990 to work for CNN and have enjoyed hosting guests in my Buckhead home since 2010.
Last year, I moved to New York to take a job at the United Nations, so am now able to enjoy the house and piano only during rare visits.
I love the quiet of the neighborhood and the house, which may be why I don't have a TV in the house. Please note, though, that I would be happy to get one installed if a guest were to ask.