Exquisite beauty and modern amenities are united in this elegant estate in an affluent neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. Traditional European architecture harmonizes with a contemporary feel to create the masterpiece that is Bella Northside. This William T. Baker designed home has been showcased in New Classicists: American Architecture the 2015 Atlanta Symphony Decorator Show House and Gardens. Considered to be the belle of the ball, the estate’s halls and grounds are sought by photographers and filmmakers alike. But even these artists have not explored all the exquisite details that await you.
Welcome home to elegance and luxury at their finest. As soon as you step through the arched double doors, the magnificent 26-foot domed ceiling of the grand foyer’s two-story rotunda will leave you speechless. Marvel at the Doric columns, sparkling chandelier, and marble tile in this incredible space. Abundant light and a grand staircase will invite you further in and make you feel right at home.
Formal living and dining are a dream at Bella Northside. Admire the Versailles-inspired marble fireplace and extensive crown moulding that accents 16-foot ceilings in the grand salon. A built-in dry bar makes this grand salon perfect for entertaining, and light shines through arched, floor-to-ceiling windows onto gorgeous hardwood floors. Stepping through the French doors brings you to the spacious veranda and views of the gardens and pool deck.
The formal dining room also opens onto the veranda. Twelve or more guests can dine together beneath the cut glass chandelier, while arched nooks for the display of sculpture and other artwork add refinement to any meal.
The spacious French country-style kitchen is a work of art all on its own. Exposed wood beams and recessed lighting punctuate the paneled ceiling. Dual islands and a built-in desk make both meal planning and preparation effortless. Top-of-the-line appliances like the Dacor 6-burner gas stove, dual Dacor wall ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and two Dacor dishwashers make this chefs kitchen both modern and convenient.
Just around the corner, the pantry, butler’s pantry, and powder room make catering large events easy, while the bright breakfast nook and comfortable family living room make a quiet evening in just as pleasurable. A state-of-the-art, custom-built wine cellar offers perfect climate-controlled storage and tasting space for your favorite vintages.
The entertainment space continues on the terrace level. A billiards and game room invites you in with beautiful stone flooring and abundant lighting, while double doors lead out to a covered patio. A recreation room with a fireplace and wet bar offer further space for relaxing, and an exercise room with sports flooring encourages healthy living.
In addition to incredible entertaining opportunities, Bella Northside also offers all the amenities you need for the ultimate in comfort and luxury. A Crestron whole house system offers programmable lighting, audio, thermostats, and security at the touch of a button, while six-inch interior walls and a cement slab between floors provide quiet insulation so you can enjoy serene moments anywhere.
The library and study is both private and stunning, making it the perfect place to conduct business, find inspiration, or simply enjoy a good book. Hardwood floors beneath hand-painted Chinoiserie-style French wallpaper provide the perfect accent to lacquer finish cabinetry and shelves, while an elegant marble fireplace offers both warmth and comfort.
The first floor master suite is a dream. Trey-vaulted, 16-foot ceilings with opulent crown moulding are simply beautiful, while a marble fireplace offers both warmth and refinement. His and her bathrooms are a luxurious retreat with steam showers and a Kohler VibrAcoustic Hydro Tub. Both partners can enjoy a walk-in closet with abundant storage and a packing island, and her bathroom features a double vanity and water closet with bidet.
A first floor guest suite is perfect for overnights for family and friends, and is accessible from the grand foyer. On the terrace level, an au pair or in-law suite offers its own kitchenette, separate sitting room, walk-in closet, and private entrance.
Meanwhile, the entire second floor of Bella Northside is dedicated to private, family living and is accessible via two staircases and an elevator. The gallery features second story views of the grand foyer below through the rotunda, as well as abundant space for an office or second family room. Custom built cabinetry provides abundant space for a media area or art display. The second floor is completed with three bedrooms that offer their own walk-in closets and private en-suite bathrooms with granite and marble vanities.
One step outside the nine-foot wood and leaded glass double front doors and you’ll be transported to the English countryside. Admire the soaring chimneys atop the sloped roofs of your European masterpiece. Stroll around the grounds of Bella Northside to experience formal gardens or step outside the kitchen into the cuttings garden to add fresh flavors to your culinary creations. The manicured grounds are surrounded by lush, mature trees that provide complete privacy and a serenity that only comes from being surrounded by nature.
Enjoy a full 2 acres outdoors from the romantic balustrades of the private veranda overlooking the gardens and raised pool deck. Take a swim in the sprawling Pebble Tec heated saline pool; it’s perfect for both soaking and lap swimming; lounge beneath the ceiling fans of the covered patio, or host a garden party on the terraced, level grounds.
To the front of the property, an impressive stone paved motor court provides abundant parking, as does the three-car garage and long finished concrete driveway with space for six to ten additional cars. A callbox at the street front gate provides privacy and security for your most exclusive events.
Located just minutes from medical services, shopping, fine art galleries, and some of the best public and private schools in Atlanta, Bella Northside is tucked among the rolling hills and woodlands of Georgia. It’s also a short drive to the upscale Lennox Square shopping center, the gorgeous Chastain Park Conservancy, and the Whitewater Creek Trails that run along the Chattahoochee River.
From Victorian mansions to modern architectural havens, nearby Buckhead has it all when it comes to real estate; however having a home like Bella Northside on the market is a rarity for the area. Located outside the bustle of downtown Atlanta, but within the Interstate 285 Perimeter, Bella Northside is a serene oasis that’s still close to it all.
Known the world over as the location of Gone With the Wind, Georgia’s capital and most populous city is a cultural and economic center for the South. Downtown Atlanta is just ten miles south of Bella Northside and is home to numerous government buildings. The cosmopolitan city is diverse yet still holds the Southern charm it is famous for. Culture abounds in Midtown, the city’s arts district, home to the Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Alliance Theatre. The Fox Theatre has attracted Broadway shows and recording artists for decades, while the city as a whole is home to thriving hip-hop and indie rock scenes.
The city is also home to the CDC, the research of Emory University, and a growing biotechnology sector. Atlanta corporate headquarters include media moguls CNN, Turner Broadcasting, The Weather Channel, and Cox Communications, as well as Fortune 100 companies AT&T Mobility, Delta Airlines, The Coca-Cola Company, Newell Rubbermaid, UPS, and more. Nationally, Atlanta is ranked fourth in the number of Fortune 500 companies that headquarter here.
Bella Northside is just 30 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – the busiest airport in the world – 20 minutes from Zoo Atlanta, and 15 minutes from Turner Field, home to the Atlanta Braves.