The Atlanta dwelling of a bestselling romance creator now seeks a brand new proprietor to take the property into its subsequent chapter.
Emily Giffin, whose 2004 “One thing Borrowed” turned a movie in 2011 starring Kate Hudson and John Krasinski, has listed her dwelling within the metropolis’s prosperous Buckhead neighborhood for $8.99 million, its itemizing brokerage advised The Publish.
Giffin and her husband, Hartley Blaha, bought the house in 2011, across the time of that movie’s launch, for $4.92 million, in line with the Wall Avenue Journal, which first reported news of this itemizing. Its present asking worth makes it among the many priciest houses on the market in Atlanta, the Journal added.
The late Nineteen Twenties Georgian Revival unfold stands on practically 5 acres — with a Southern-style facade that includes stately bricks, columns and shutters, the itemizing photos present. The pictures additionally present a eating space with oversize home windows subsequent to a big eat-in kitchen, dwelling areas with fireplaces, a wood-walled library with one other fire and a sweeping staircase.
In all, the itemizing encompasses 5 bedrooms, 4 full bogs and two powder rooms throughout 9,286 sq. toes. Past the perks of the principle home, there’s additionally a pool, a pool home, a pond and a barn.
The historic attraction of the property drew the couple in, and the roughly 5-acre chunk of land provided their three youngsters loads of house to play. And through their possession, Giffin and Blaha — the president of Atlanta-based Iron Works Logistics — shelled out about $2 million in renovations, which touched the home, the pool home and the barn.
With different particulars, equivalent to English gardens and a comfy breakfast room, it’s laborious to not really feel impressed. Maybe that’s why Giffin penned her six most up-to-date titles within the dwelling — together with “Meant to Be,” slated for launch this month. The second ground of the pool home, with views of the pool and the gardens, served as her workplace.
The bottom stage of the principle home can be dwelling to the master bedroom with a non-public sunroom, two closets, a Nineteen Twenties-style toilet with twin vanities and a freestanding tub. The 4 bedrooms positioned upstairs have massive closets. On the third ground, a playroom/workplace house overlooks the entrance and rear gardens.
Exterior, the grounds have a bluestone slate patio, a fountain and two grills. As for the pool home, it’s a roughly 1,800-square-foot retreat with one bed room and two bogs.
With the couple’s oldest youngsters — twin sons — off to varsity within the fall, they and their youngest daughter will transfer to a smaller dwelling in midtown Atlanta. The household additionally goals to purchase a house in New York Metropolis.
Sam Bayne, of Atlanta Effective Houses Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty, has the itemizing.