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There’s a good chance this 4,425 square-foot beauty will sell faster than we can write this week’s column but it has to be seen.
Spotlighted as the cover residence of the new issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath modern farmhouse is as custom as it gets — no detail overlooked. Why? It’s the personal home of Jack Thomasson, the founder of Coastal Living magazine and the mastermind behind the first 20 HGTV Dream Homes, and if you can believe this all started with a 700 square-foot cottage on farmland in Roswell.
From the moment you first see the exterior of this home, located near historic Canton Street, you know it is a special place. The u-shaped structure, with incredible views and access to the outdoors, surrounds the private living quarters, communal space, and outdoor entertaining area. Once you’ve walked through the front door, it’s nothing but “wow” at every turn starting from the beautiful antique, wide-plank, reclaimed, chestnut flooring from a North Carolina barn and if you enter from the four-car garage, there isn’t a single step inside the sprawling floorplan.
The owner’s suite features a stunning bedroom with vaulted ceilings, a custom metal-clad fireplace, triple-sliding doors that have pool access. Unique interior barn doors open to the spectacular bathroom which contains a huge walk-in shower, vaulted ceilings, and skylights to bring in the natural ambiance. The other two en-suite bedrooms, in the main house, are perfect guest/kids rooms or even a work-from-home office.
The attached guest quarters has beautiful vaulted ceilings, a wet bar, a living space, and a bathroom with double vanity and a walk-in shower.
The heart of the home consists of a great room with 26-foot vaulted ceilings of stained white oak and is bookended with a large brick fireplace on one and a custom chef’s kitchen on the other. Featuring top-brand appliances, double islands with a sink and prep sink, this home is perfect for intimate or large gatherings. Did we share it has two dishwashers?
Off the grand kitchen are triple sliding doors that open to the modern, rectangular, saltwater swimming pool encompassed by the home on three sides. Add on to that the adjacent wet-bar with wine and beverage refrigeration, sink, icemaker, and additional dishwasher as well as the pass-thru accordion windows that open to the pool area and who needs to leave for vacation when you can just hire a bartender!
And if that’s not enough, the beautifully landscaped grounds are also home to additional outdoor entertaining areas featuring a grilling station, fire pit, and bocce court to name a few.
This is truly a one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece, no doubt it will move fast.
Listed through Marty Johnson Harry Norman, REALTORS®, the house is located at 10470 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075.