As Atlanta’s urban sprawl continues its radial expansion into surrounding “outside the ocean”—the eight-lane concrete ring that is I-285—neighboring cities have flourished as homebuyers seek less densely populated areas to live in.
One area that has seen significant financial benefits from Atlanta’s continued urban growth is Cobb County. Home to major suburban cities such as Smyrna, Marietta, Kennesaw and Acworth, Cobb County has been slowly expanding over the past 50 years but has experienced unparalleled growth since the completion of Braves’ home playground, Troist Park (formerly Suntrust Park), and it includes mixed-use retail and commercial development, The Battery.
While the median sale price of homes in Cobb County has jumped nearly 21% in the past year, some homes in cities like Marietta have seen staggering increases in home valuation of up to 60%. Although some of these massive increases may be just outliers, homes near downtown areas or those with highly desirable features see similar increases in the 30% to 49% range.
Marietta homes like this brick and stone estate in East Cobb’s River Park neighborhood are a stark example of the real estate on the market that has seen massive increases in home ownership since the start of the pandemic.
This authentic French country style home, perched among the trees and nestled on 1.7 lush acres supporting the Chattahoochee National Forest, is quintessential to what today’s luxury homebuyers are looking for: beautiful outdoor spaces, and entertainment woven into the homes’ features and flow, along with amenities. modern.
The rich planning and detailing that went into the construction of this home is evident through its limestone and maple floors, rough-hewn beams on vaulted ceilings, 5 fireplaces, custom wall finishes and many other touches that combine to make this home truly extravagant. Marietta’s 5-bedroom home has it all – bar, wine gallery, pool room, in-house gym, media room, multiple fireplace living areas, and much more.
Outside the home interior, the architecturally designed outdoor living areas exceed the highest expectations with a gorgeous saltwater pool and spa, along with an adjoining country inn-style covered suite that has a large fireplace-side sitting and dining area as well as a full outdoor kitchen.
Conveniently located near everything from shopping to dining to excellent theme parks and river activities, this home’s prime location from Cobb’s luxury estate even more appealing.
Listed by Julie Altenbach with Harry Norman, REALTORS®, this home is located at 524 Gramercy Drive, Marietta, GA 30068.