Coming off a year of selling $108 million, realtor Sam Bayne is constantly proving his reputation as a stellar expert in real estate.
Sam Bayne in his listing at 2585 Woodward Way. “The woodwork in this entryway is unmatched. This is such a great detail that will remain timeless regardless of the your style choices,” he says; photo by Patrick Heagney
The first quarter of this year was busy for Bayne and his newly formed partnership in the Bayne Battleson Group, having closed over $28 million in sales, $18 million in pending sales and over $95 million in active clients and coming soon inventory. Although impressive, Bayne is much more than numbers. It is his character and knowledge of Atlanta that make him one of the best in the business. He is someone a homebuyer would want in their corner when shopping the luxury market because of his network, his reach in Atlanta and his knowledge of value in the area. Here, Bayne gives an inside scoop on current listings and what to look for in a luxury property.
1040 Coronado Drive NW
Both 1040 Coronado Drive NW and 4514 Stella Drive are exactly what today’s homebuyer is looking for: turnkey with no detail overlooked; photo courtesy of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty
“This property checks all those boxes and is only one of two homes between $4 million and $5 million that is move-in ready, today,” says Bayne. The gorgeous property at 1040 Coronado was designed by Castro Design and built by one of Atlanta’s premier builders, Derazi Homes. The custom masterpiece features five bedrooms and seven baths outfitted in Arteriors lighting, Emtek hardware, and all marble countertops and tile sourced from CIOT—only the top of the line was used for this gorgeous space. The walkout-level yard, pool and covered patio with heaters and automatic screens optimize indoor-outdoor living for Atlanta’s climate. $4.75 million, atlantafinehomes.com
4514 Stella Drive
Photo courtesy of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty
Built by a well-known builder in the area for his family, 4514 Stella Drive leaves no detail behind. “Because this home was meant to be a personal home for the builder, he really zeroed in on the details,” says Bayne. “Not one area of the house was left up to chance and that really gives that elevated, luxury feel.” Located in Chastain Park, near the hit Buckhead resto The Chastain, the property has it all in terms of location too. Perhaps the most outstanding part of the home is its beautifully landscaped exteriors. “The backyard has everything today’s buyer is looking for: a covered patio with a TV, a fireplace, built-in grill, walkout pool and turf yard,” says Bayne, “which allows for ample entertaining as well as low maintenance.” $5.69 million, atlantafinehomes.com
2585 Woodward Way
This fabulous listing is coined the Hayes Manor; photo courtesy of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty
“This home has been the star of multiple advertisements and commercials throughout the years simply because it is picture-perfect,” says Bayne. Originally built in 1929, this estate has been fabulously updated for modern-day living by Norman Askins, while still keeping its historic charm alive. The home’s standouts are, by far, the intricate woodwork in the foyer and the floor-to-ceiling iron windows in the family room that open onto a lovely garden and fountain area. Other spaces of note are the bright sunroom off the formal living room that optimizes early morning and evening light, as well as the basement wine cellar, designed by Mike Hammersmith. $3.65 million, atlantafinehomes.com