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Bonneau Ansley III

Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate recently honored Bonneau Ansley III, Harry Norman, Realtors #1 Agent Company-wide and founder of the Ansley Group, at its 8th annual Fall Conference held in Atlanta. Ansley was presented the Rookie of the Year Award for his achievements, including his over $70 million sales volume for 2013, and for being named Christie’s International Real Estate Top Agent in Georgia.
The City of Decatur in partnership with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division will hold the sixth annual Decatur Old House Fair on Feb. 8 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This annual celebration features industry experts offering fresh ideas, practical advice, innovative materials, and quality services for owners of older homes. For more information, visit .
The Brandon Neighborhood Association marked the start of its third year in existence this past fall with an annual meeting held at the Morris Brandon Elementary School in Buckhead. The mission of the BNA is to maintain and enhance the area as a desirable residential community. A security patrol manned by off duty Atlanta police officers is the focus of the neighborhood, although enhanced communication among residents and social outings are important elements as well. The BNA has 142 members so far this year and continues to recruit to exceed last year’s total of 162. For more information regarding membership or the work of the association, contact Beth Beskin at
Developer John Wieland is hoping to revive the One Museum Place luxury condo development across the street from the High Museum in Midtown. New plans were presented to the Midtown Development Review Committee in December. Originally envisioned seven years ago as a 23-story tower with 96 units, the new plan for One Museum Place is five stories with 48 units ranging in price from $700 to $2.5 million.
The West Peachtree Street property that was once planned as Trump Towers has been purchased by AMLI Residential for $7 million. The 1.8-acre site at 15th Street will likely become a high-rise apartment building. The Trump project fell apart at the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008.
A New York development team, including Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. and Arquitechtonica, wants to build three new skyscrapers on the site of what would have been the Atlanta Symphony’s new home in Midtown. According to reports, the plans call for a 56-story residential/hotel tower and two 46-story residential towers. The 4.5-acre site at 98 14th Street is sandwiched between One Atlantic Center and the 1180 Peachtree tower.
Jenny Pruitt, CEO of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, hosted a reception for Atlanta-born artist Jill Steenhuis to celebrate the release of her new book, Art, Soul and Destiny. Steenhuis’s paintings of the South of France have made her much sought after artist, and she was chosen by the Smithsonian Institute as their Cézanne specialist when museum officials traveled to Provence for the 100th anniversary of the famed Impressionist’s death. 
Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

iStar Residential has announced a new sales team for The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. Karen Rodriguez of Dorsey Alston Realtors will lead the revamped sales efforts. The Residences currently are being built-out with contemporary, high-end finishes and built-in fireplaces with marble surrounds. Each unit will also feature a 36-inch Viking gas grill as well as a fireplace on its balcony. The team is also revamping the common areas with modern color palettes and  marble floors. iStar has partnered with premier local architectural firm Harrison Design to craft unique layouts that showcase the spectacular views. Additionally, plans are underway to build out all the remaining unfinished shells. Harrison Design Associates also designed a three-bedroom model home that was staged on the 45th floor to demonstrate The Residences’ new contemporary appearance. For more, visit