While it comes to no surprise that much of Buckhead is brimming with mansions and luxury homes, many of the grandest estates are hidden from street view and tucked away in some of the many forests of Atlanta. This on-the-market $8.8m Buckhead sanctuary situated on 10 acres of wooded forest along West Paces Ferry is a gleaming example of such an estate.
Bought in 2005 by Neville Isdell, the former Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola, this 4-bed, 4.5-bath home designed by well-known Atlanta architect Henri Jova — known for his work on the Carter Center and Atlanta City Hall — is entirely encompassed by wildlife. From the tree-lined driveway to the floor-to-ceiling windows which invite in natural light and frame the home among the trees, this 6,600+ square foot retreat exudes luxury at every turn.
The home opens to a welcoming foyer of natural materials such as the terra-cotta and hardwood floor, flowing into a front hall with walls filled with art and a spacious living room with a stately fireplace opposite a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the woods and patio with fountain fixtures. The main-floor master suite is beautifully appointed with well-planned closets and a private porch in the trees.
The main floor connects to the terrace level by a floating staircase, which has three more bedrooms and en-suite baths, including a large private guest room and a library.
Recently renovated by Atlanta architect Ken Lynch, the gourmet chef’s kitchen is any cook’s dream, with its recent redesign even winning an award in 2016 from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine. The kitchen also opens to a glass-encircled breakfast area, an informal seating area with a fireplace, another large sitting room, and a wraparound deck with an outdoor fireplace.
Also designed by Atlanta’s Ken Lynch along with Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria, one of the home’s main attractions is the newly added Pavilion, a stand-alone entertainment venue that can host up to 100 people, which features a two-tiered, infinity-edge pool, dual spa-like bathrooms, large entertaining spaces, a putting green, an expansive catering kitchen with a massive seating room and skylights, a meditation area, and much more. Listed by Beckie Amos with Harry Norman, REALTORS®, this home is located at 1925 W Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.