The Cecil and Hermione Alexander House on Mt. Paran Road has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.The nomination was sponsored by the property owners and the nomination materials were prepared by graduate students in the Heritage Preservation Program at Georgia State University. Designed by Cecil Alexander, the modern house is striking for its circular plan and its sensitivity to the wooded hilltop site. The Alexander house was featured in Progressive Architecture in 1959 and Life magazine in 1957 and 1959.
Atlanta’s realtors commemorated the100th anniversary of the founding of the Atlanta Real Estate Board at a gala last month. The evening featured a preview of the pictorial and archival exhibition on the role of Realtors curated by the Atlanta History Center. www.atlcbr.com
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is hosting Luxury Living Show at Phipps Plaza, May 6 to 9. Visitors can explore the very latest in home furnishings, products and services available for inside and outside the home. Over the weekend, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in events including: chef demos, kids cooking classes, book signings as well as various events at Phipps Plaza stores. Admission is free and the event is open to the general public. www.AtlantaLuxuryLivingShow.com
Atlanta residential designer Frederick Spitzmiller, co-founder of Spitzmiller & Norris, was honored with the Philip Trammell Shutze Award by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America for the second consecutive year. The 2010 award is for Spitzmiller’s work on Redland, a circa 1852 Greek Revival style cottage that he acquired for his own country residence.
The Bainbridge Companies is expanding into the Atlanta market with an agreement to manage Alexan MetroWest Apartments, a newly-built 397-unit luxury community on the westside.?Located at 1040 Huff Road, the complex is a pet-friendly community with studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Amenities include a “beach entry” pool and four large themed courtyards, a fitness studio and clubroom with coffee bar, high definition TVs and seating areas. www.bainbridgecompanies.com.