Swan House architect’s Atlanta mansion hits Georgia market

The home itself has five bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths. When you cross the threshold into the foyer, you are greeted by a curved staircase and a clear view into the formal garden behind the house.

On one side of the home, you’ll find the dining room — where a crystal chandelier glistens — and the nearby kitchen where a sizable island makes for a great breakfast bar.

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“The sunlit kitchen has been renovated with Calacatta gold marble countertops, a custom zinc and nickel range hood, a new central island, and porcelain subway tile, two ovens, two dishwashers, and graphic, black-and-white hand-painted wood floors by artist Raymond Goins,” the listing said. “The kitchen overlooks the breakfast room and large, sun-filled family room featuring a fireplace, vaulted ceilings with wood beams, and extensive, built-in bookshelves.”

Flanking the other side of the home, the sun room features a warm clash of white cream and natural wood colors. The nearby marbled-floor bathroom takes you back to the 1920s for a vintage experience. In the bedroom, a trio of draped windows allow you to be greeted by the natural lighting of your gardens each morning.

Credit: VSI Group

Credit: VSI Group

Flanking the other side of the home, the sun room features a warm clash of white cream and natural wood colors. The nearby marbled-floor bathroom takes you back to the 1920s for a vintage experience. In the bedroom, a trio of draped windows allow you to be greeted by the natural lighting of your gardens each morning.

Credit: VSI Group

Credit: VSI Group

On the other side of the home, a formal living room is joined by a paneled study and a sun room featuring a warm palette of white, cream and natural wood. The nearby marbled-floor bathroom takes you back to the 1920s for a vintage experience. Finally, in the first-floor main bedroom, a trio of draped windows allow you to be greeted by the natural lighting of your gardens each morning.

“Completing the main level is the owner’s suite with a private sunroom, his/her closets, and a gorgeous 1920s-styled bathroom with a book-matched marble floor, a custom glass shower door, his/her vanities, and a highly polished freestanding Waterworks tub nestled into a niche framed by a fluted wall,” the listing said.

Flanking the other side of the home, the sun room features a warm clash of white cream and natural wood colors. The nearby marbled-floor bathroom takes you back to the 1920s for a vintage experience. In the bedroom, a trio of draped windows allow you to be greeted by the natural lighting of your gardens each morning.

Credit: VSI Group

Flanking the other side of the home, the sun room features a warm clash of white cream and natural wood colors. The nearby marbled-floor bathroom takes you back to the 1920s for a vintage experience. In the bedroom, a trio of draped windows allow you to be greeted by the natural lighting of your gardens each morning.

Credit: VSI Group

Flanking the other side of the home, the sun room features a warm clash of white cream and natural wood colors. The nearby marbled-floor bathroom takes you back to the 1920s for a vintage experience. In the bedroom, a trio of draped windows allow you to be greeted by the natural lighting of your gardens each morning.

Credit: VSI Group

Credit: VSI Group

After ascending the spiral staircase, you will find four more bedrooms, three full bathrooms, storage closets and a third floor playroom with plenty of beautiful vantage points for your front and back gardens.

The home’s legendary designer, Philip T. Shutze of Columbus, Georgia, was responsible for the Swan House. Built nearly 100 years ago, it has long been considered one of the most iconic homes in all of Atlanta. The 1928 estate was featured as President Snow’s home in the Hunger Games movie franchise and now rests as part of the Atlanta History Center’s campus.

Listing by Sam Bayne, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

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It’s now prime nesting time for Georgia’s songbirds, most of which are incubating eggs or tending babies. Several year-round birds — bluebirds, cardinals, Carolina chickadees and others — are raising their second brood of the year.","_id":"Y7A6KO4D6NGFHL3LOWSXQTMO34","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653354883499,"type":"text","content":"Rearing a clutch of babies is an arduous task for songbird parents, but, in my mind, the growth and development of baby birds is one of spring’s greatest natural wonders. From hatching to learning to fly, several different development stages are crucial for baby birds to become successful adults.","_id":"EPR74SF2OFF43HCRXHHSG36UIM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653354883500,"type":"text","content":"In general, ornithologists describe five to seven stages that a baby bird goes through during development. 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George Floyd, who was seen on a video struggling to breath while being detained by Minneapolis Police Officers. Breonna Taylor, who was shot during an exchange of gunfire with Louisville Metro Police Officers. Ahmaud Aubrey, a Georgia man who was shot and killed day a father and son. 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No less an authority than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says people frequently confuse the two holidays.","_id":"Z6PAAK2XE5H5LALTOVRWOQCNGA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747067,"type":"text","content":"Make no mistake about it: Both are incredibly important holidays, with their common focus on Americans who’ve served in the military. The key distinction: Memorial Day “is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle,” the VA says.","_id":"G6T32BXZBRADJFYHHKGNUMPEAM","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"3LVLY43WWBEVRLLFVCGTKQEHMU","type":"interstitial_link","content":"Memorial Day events in metro Atlanta this weekend and beyond","url":"https://www.ajc.com/things-to-do/memorial-day-events-in-metro-atlanta-this-weekend-and-beyond/GZCDIMC3RVBKFMFNETT7GZSSWQ/","_id":"3FIRHPQGVZGOPMYGGFNM4ACN7Q","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747068,"class":["p"],"type":"text","content":"While Veterans Day also honors the dead, it is “the day set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military — in wartime or peacetime.”","_id":"7VUD5AHUKVHCBBKUYQ2ARLDBHM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747069,"type":"text","content":"Here’s a guide to each holiday:","level":2,"_id":"DX2L3ECCRZCYJHD2ZFKCUW6RKM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653660044898,"type":"header","content":"Memorial Day","_id":"AGCKRROPVVEQFAH7WJUUNGWJOM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747071,"class":["p"],"type":"text","content":"When it is: The last Monday in May. This year, it falls on May 30. In 2023, Memorial Day will be on May 29.","_id":"N7X22NOX5VDKVJCOEX7PHSUIKY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747072,"class":["p"],"type":"text","content":"Its original name: Decoration Day. Initially, it honored only those soldiers who’d died during the Civil War. In 1868, a veteran of the Union Army, Gen. John A. Logan, decided to formalize a growing tradition of towns decorating veterans’ graves with flowers by organizing a nationwide day of remembrance on May 30 (Logan also served in Congress from Illinois and in 1884, unsuccessfully ran for vice president on the Republican ticket). During World War I, the holiday’s focus expanded to honoring those lost during all U.S. wars.","_id":"BWH2OYEG5FE2VNAYUYFEOLZTZM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747073,"class":["p"],"type":"text","content":"When it became official: In 1968, Congress officially established Memorial Day (as it had gradually come to be known) as a federal holiday that always takes place on the last Monday in May.","_id":"3BMUSQ3NMNFZTMG6CRKQ5GR5ZA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747074,"class":["p"],"type":"text","content":"Its unofficial designation: Memorial Day is still a solemn day of remembrance everywhere from Arlington National Cemetery to metro Atlanta, where ceremonies and events will take place on Monday. On a lighter note, though, many people view the arrival of the three-day weekend each year as the start of summer (In fact, this year, the summer solstice arrives at 5:13 a.m. EDT on June 21).","_id":"LYMPCEUZ6VHYNO2C2RSL3KUF74","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747075,"class":["p"],"type":"text","content":"One more thing to know: In 2000, Congress established the National Moment of Remembrance. It asks all Americans to pause at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day each year to remember the dead.","_id":"MIKFT2KUXFCCLOXI33UQK2IDZU","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"CVLZNV7TSNGJPEX327ILGJ4ZQU","type":"interstitial_link","content":"Jazz Fest, Memorial Day and more: 15 things to do this Memorial Day weekend","url":"https://www.ajc.com/things-to-do/jazz-fest-memorial-day-and-more-15-things-to-do-this-weekend-in-metro-atlanta/YDC6FJXYTFBH7BK77WFYJLXFWA/","level":2,"_id":"KV3575EW2BF3RB6KX7XGXZHQ4A","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747078,"type":"header","content":"Veterans Day","_id":"2ONF4TUQVRBEZAELJNN2XPRFZM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747079,"class":["p"],"type":"text","content":"When it is: Nov. 11 every year.","_id":"DCUBN3G3AJG4TFKADD6EULCR3E","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747080,"class":["p"],"type":"text","content":"Its original name: Armistice Day. The “armistice,” or agreement signed between the Allies and Germany that ended World War I, called for the cessation of all hostilities to take effect at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. One year later, on Nov. 11, 1919, the first Armistice Day was celebrated in the U.S.","_id":"IEWLSNUMLVD43GIGCUQLBEJNOI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747081,"class":["p"],"type":"text","content":"When it became official: In 1938, a congressional act established Armistice Day as an annual legal holiday. In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks first proposed the idea of expanding the holiday to one honoring veterans of all U.S. wars. In 1954, the holiday legally became known as Veterans Day (In 1982, President Ronald Reagan presented Alabama resident Weeks with the Presidential Citizenship Medal in recognition of his efforts in creating Veterans Day).","_id":"V7ELV7IDOJHDFMNRC2GKGO7DPA","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"2BEE2IAD7BBXTOGW6WNDVYK6QE","type":"interstitial_link","content":"Check out these must-see military attractions in Georgia","url":"https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/check-out-these-must-see-military-attractions-georgia/mXITrVDNnAMIzqV0Evb02K/","_id":"YAXAP6MML5DEVMO3RAP7SBFMHI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747082,"type":"text","content":" Its temporary relocation: In 1968, the same congressional act that established Memorial Day moved Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October every year. That law took effect in 1971; just four years later, in 1975, President Gerald Ford — citing the original date’s “historic and patriotic significance” — signed a bill redesignating Nov. 11 as Veterans Day every year.","_id":"JIWMH2XBBVCFPMH7R2M25HJIBU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1636645747084,"class":["p"],"type":"text","content":"One more thing to know: Despite much confusion over the spelling, it’s Veterans Day, plural, and without any apostrophes. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which explains on its website: “Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe but does include an “s” at the end of ‘veterans’ because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.”","_id":"N62ONX4765BGTBPEM2ILDNIUWY","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"NSXY7L2TARAZ7E2QDFJVRWIFRM","type":"interstitial_link","content":"Veterans in Georgia: Statistics for every Georgia county","url":"https://www.ajc.com/news/the-cost-of-service-how-much-is-spent-on-georgia-veterans/N5EQCVWDO5EBJI6LP3TNEBTOXY/"],"display_date":"2022-05-25T19:16:35.114Z","headlines":"basic":"Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day: Do you know the difference between the holidays?","first_publish_date":"2019-05-14T13:42:23Z","taxonomy":{"sections":["path":"/life","parent":"default":"https://www.ajc.com/","_website":"ajc","parent_id":"https://www.ajc.com/","name":"Life","description":"Atlanta living and lifestyle news, Atlanta travel, health, faith, celebrities and pop culture news and features from the AJC. 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We won’t know that if we are just monitoring behind their backs,” Weinstein said.","_id":"LQ6RF2CGUVAJFHVRTLZWEQLGVY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653389904155,"type":"text","content":"For more than a decade, Project Zero has studied teens and screens. After talking to more than 3,500 teens across the country, Weinstein and fellow researcher Carrie James found that adults have a lot to understand about how young people really experience social media.","_id":"6QHTBO7FNBERPALYLN7BYRRHI4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653389904156,"type":"text","content":"We tell kids to get off the phone, tablet, computer, or social media platform when they run into trouble, but it isn’t that simple.","_id":"NWEANVTS6RB7ZBN3RAGV3S35VA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653389904157,"type":"text","content":"Teens know the problems they may experience online do not end on social media. They often spill over into real life.","_id":"4VERF2B3I5AEPFUAMOPLTEGHZQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653389904158,"type":"text","content":"“Many of us can remember the social dynamics of the middle school lunchroom,” Weinstein said. “This middle school lunchroom is on the screen in front of you all the time with all the social analytics always accessible.”","_id":"M4N7CW2YA5AX5K4H2AYHL7MCPE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653389904159,"type":"text","content":"Social media is designed to hold our attention — infinite scrolling, notifications — but contrary to adult beliefs, some teens don’t want to be on social media all the time and are trying to take control of their social media habits.","_id":"RVLKXRH73BCOVGNAPF4UAGA5LI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653389904160,"type":"text","content":"“We were blown away by the ways that some teens were finding control even in a context where it was routinely being undercut,” Weinstein said. Teens reported setting parental controls for themselves or physically distancing themselves from their phones. Others said they intentionally curate their feeds with content that is affirming and inspirational.","_id":"2XIIUHO2IJF7DDVEDHPGN5J6RU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653389904161,"type":"text","content":"Another adult assumption is that technology negatively impacts a child’s capacity for empathy. But it is often a deep sense of empathy for one another and the desire to have good friends that contributes to many of the struggles kids are facing as they try to build healthy social media habits, Weinstein said.","_id":"UXTAW7JPKBEHVIMIH65BWGT2PM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653389904162,"type":"text","content":"“The desire to be a good friend gets pitted against the desire for self-care,” Weinstein said. “How hard must that be?”","_id":"446KQLBAJFAVLECUUCI6NMTD5E","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653389904163,"type":"text","content":"Part of the responsibility for finding answers to these questions lies with tech companies. “How do we ensure that companies are prioritizing youth well-being over profit consistently at the outset during the design process but also in an ongoing way?” Weinstein said.","_id":"XKFCM4UOJNHMTCSYMRVWBKKHXY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653401932185,"type":"text","content":"Weinstein gave the example of Venmo, the peer-to-peer payment app that can become a minefield of angst if a teen sees a transaction between friends at the same venue on the same day and realizes they were not invited. Or consider the frustration of a young person whose parents restrict access to certain social media platforms that a coach uses to communicate with a sports team.","_id":"ZMXTAIATQFFFJMJ3J6BBWSEGRA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653401932186,"type":"text","content":"These are problems most adults would not even grasp without input from kids and they can’t be addressed by propping up parental controls.","_id":"UI2AD6OHTZC6XK7BJ6WKGDQTGQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1653401932187,"type":"text","content":"Social media presents some very real concerns for young people. Focusing on what adults believe are the issues instead of the actual problems kids are facing won’t solve them.","_id":"4CEPMNHT3ZBBHOOFBCWCWE3EZM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":"WDT3E2WE5FGI5M6TY2PNRJCVL4","type":"text","content":"Read more on the Real Life blog (www.ajc.com/opinion/real-life-blog/) and find Nedra on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AJCRealLifeColumn) and Twitter (@nrhoneajc) or email her at [email protected]."],"display_date":"2022-05-25T10:00:00Z","headlines":"basic":"OPINION: More parental controls don’t solve social media woes","first_publish_date":"2022-05-25T10:00:02.763Z","taxonomy":{"sections":["path":"/life","parent":"default":"https://www.ajc.com/","_website":"ajc","parent_id":"https://www.ajc.com/","name":"Life","description":"Atlanta living and lifestyle news, Atlanta travel, health, faith, celebrities and pop culture news and features from the AJC. 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