Thrive Homes Wins Gold OBIE for 173 Dearborn St. in KirkwoodAtlanta Real Estate Forum congratulates Thrive Homes, LLC for winning a Gold OBIE in the Single Family Detached – Urban R/R (All Builders) – $400,000 to $499,999 category for a new home in Kirkwood. Presented by the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council, the OBIE Awards are the premier awards given in the Atlanta new home construction industry.

    173 Dearborn Street is located in the highly sought-after Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. This quiet street is part of a dynamic shift as young families, professionals and value seekers flock to this diverse, up-and-coming area with new trendy restaurants and shops nearby.

    This charming two-story home fits the traditional character of the street while providing the homeowners with modern style and convenience. This home has major street appeal with lush landscaping, a picket fence and a broad, welcoming front porch. The clapboard siding, cedar shake accents and warm earth-toned paint palette create a pleasing first impression.

    Once inside the spacious foyer, you will first notice French doors leading to an office/guest room across from the wood-paneled formal dining room with box beam ceiling and designer light fixture. You pass the beautiful open staircase, entering the family room with its tiled fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves adjacent to the chefs kitchen with two-toned custom cabinets, Carrera marble counters, a butler’s pantry and stainless steel appliances. The first floor features a guest powder room, mud room, laundry and screened porch looking out to a lush, private back yard with a detached two-car garage. There are rich, dark hardwood floors throughout the home including the second floor with a large master suite and two spacious bedrooms with a shared bath. This home is well located and appointed in a neighborhood that promises to grow and get even better.

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    The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s OBIE Awards celebrates its 36th anniversary in 2016. The awards began in 1980 and have grown throughout the years to include more than 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories. The OBIE Awards are named after the obelisk shape of the actual award given.

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