West End Free Movie In The Park

Saturday, June 4th 2011

7:30PM

West End Park corner of Lawton Street and Lucile Ave SW will feature the movie “SHREK” and offer free popcorn!

Sponsored by Council Member Cleta Winslow (District 4) and Council Member Michael Bond (Post 1 at large)

New West End Cafe

Cafe O

842 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd (across from the Mall West End)

http://www.Cafe0.webs.com

404-758-1575

**This Cafe is just what we needed in the West End! Great food, good prices and welcoming people! My favorite was the Fish Tacos. You can’t beat the price; 3 (normal size tacos) for $5!** Tell Suna and Heather, “Nia” referred you!

1455 Lucile Ave SW Atlanta 30310

I’ve been watching the transformation of this beautiful home for a few weeks. It’s hard to believe this is also a  home I put a bid on- and was disappointed to lose. I KNEW this would be a great deal for anyone looking in-town  near the Beltline, and hoped I would have the opportunity to be apart of making someones dream come true.

From the time you step foot on the stairs to the grand entry, you know you’re in for a treat.  The spacious front porch is ready to be filled with welcoming plants and to fall in line with neighboring homes.  You are greeted by a solid wood door which opens to gleaming hardwoods.  Straight ahead behind a French door is a hall leading to Master suite, secondary bedrooms and baths. To your left is a bright  secondary room- most in our community are using this room as an office space or guest room (when needed)- some, are using this room as a “den”-(not wanting to take any attention away from their fireplace or built-in bookcase in the main livingroom.) Mines is a “catch-all” room…but it did begin as an office. To your right are beautiful picture windows facing both the front of the home and above the built-in bookcase, the side of the home.  A large masonry fireplace stands demanding “center-stage” attention in-between two built-in’s. Imagine and hear the crackle of pine come winter.   A second set of French doors open into a very spacious dining room- large enough to seat 12 or host a number of people for cocktails!  The dining-room continues with gleaming hardwoods, picture moulding, ceiling fan, and built-ins for additional storage.   My favorite is the butlers swing door opening to a Butlers Pantry and Kitchen. Who will send time in the kitchen of such a lovely home??– Well, I would- being that I have THREE kids…and what a kitchen?  Lovely granite counters, ample wood cabinets and walk-in pantry ensures cooking for my rowdy crowd is a breeze..

A spacious laundry/mud room is right off the back deck and kitchen. The deck is the width of the home and is enclosed within a private backyard.  I’m a bit jealous of the neighbors garden-but I’m sure the new owners of 1455 Lucile will NOT be like me, and this home will have a garden to admire too.

Heading back into the house through the kitchen, cutting through the dining room into the hall you can turn right and head back to the “Master suite”.  A great retreat!!  There are two walls of windows to receive great morning sun(this will help you wake up and make the most of your day), TWO closets- one walk-in (must be HERS) 🙂  a little sitting/dressing area and an enormous bathroom (the size of my sons nursery space). The master bath has double vanities and a beautiful claw foot soaking tub! I would never leave my room…. But, when you do- you can head downstairs to the daylight finished basement. The daylight basement has TWO additional rooms, plus a full bath. Make one a guest suite and the other an exercise or media space.  I would certainly make use of an exercise room on concert floors because my treadmill is killing my hardwoods.

This home is worth an in-person tour, see for yourself how this could be the next best move you make!

Tour this amazing 3bed/3.5 bath brick corner Bungalow (with bonus rooms on a basement) in Westview (www.westviewatlanta.com) FMLS# 4226542 list price  $160K

 

Southwest Atlanta Beltline 5K

As part of their series of 5K runs, the Beltline will also host a 5K in Southwest Atlanta on July 16.  They are currently looking for musicians to serve as entertainers along the race course.  If you know of any bands, especially from the Southwest Atlanta area who are interested, please have them contact  (agabriel1908@yahoo.com).  In the meantime, check-out the race course:

http://beltline.org/GetInvolved/AtlantaBeltLineRunningSeries/tabid/4047/Default.aspx

Pampered Pooch Parade

We had another successful event this year in West End/ West Fest…our Dog Parade brought out the most pampered pooches in town.  We we lead by drummer and our troup leader (Asher McBee)to the Art Festival on Gordon White Park on RDA. The weather was perfect and we even had an extra treat of Bikers along the Beltline.

 Be sure to add this event to your calendar  for next year! We have our parade the first weekend in May.

Ashview Heights-have it all, for under 100K!

Last week  I had the pleasure of a walking tour in Ashview Heights. I stumbled on some really great deals – along with a few horrendous code violations, but even in the midst of them I was able to see what so many of you are missing out on.

I decided my next investment would be into this community. With homes going for as little as 6K, I can’t go wrong! Not to mention the newly re-established neighborhood association diligently working hard to put this community back on the map- Ashview Heights is my next “win-win” location.

Here’s a home with great potential:

Beckwith Street, new construction 4bed/ 3bath list price $85K

Bechwith StreetBeckwithLivingroom