Giddy Up To Grant Park

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This is not another love letter to Grant Park. Y’all already know how I feel about one of Atlanta’s great historic neighborhoods- not only have I blogged about it at length, but my dog has even chimed in on the matter. This is a public service announcement, one that will hopefully make your weekend much better.

Two great things are happening in Grant Park this weekend: the annual Summer Shade Festival (Saturday and Sunday), and an exclusive AisForAtlanta Open House (Sunday, 1-3) at a historic, fantastic and heroic two-bedroom bungalow within shouting distance of the park.

For now, let’s hit the Festival first, bungalow second.

The 7th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival brings together art, food and one beautiful park. One of the city’s great showcases for art and music is joined by the ever-popular Corks & Forks, a food and wine event that features some of the city’s best restaurants. It’s essentially an all you can eat, gastronomic gorge-fest. Couple that with a glorious park, good music and friends and you’ve got yourself a can’t miss afternoon in Atlanta.

On Sunday, make sure to hit the bungalow first, and the Festival second.

Here are a few reasons why:

1. The 2 bedroom bungalow is a classic. It’s the type of charming house that Grant Park is known for- full of the little details that makes us all fall in love with a home: claw foot tub, high ceilings, original doors, 3 fireplaces, heart pine floors and more.
2. While it carries off its vintage beauty with aplomb, the recent updates bring the modern features that we’ve become accustomed to: the granite and stainless kitchen, bigger closets and a new master bathroom.
3. Off-street parking and its own spacious backyard. Rocking chair front porch, pig pickin’ back deck.
4. Literally a stone’s throw from the park (if you’re Chipper Jones).
5. An exclusive opportunity to meet the author of AisForAtlanta, local Atlanta real estate impresario/mensch Jon Effron. Hands will be shaken, babies will be kissed and real estate will be discussed. You will walk away either wanting to buy this house, use Jon Effron as your real estate agent, or wondering if it would be awkward or inappropriate to ask him to be the Godfather of said kissed baby. Who knows, maybe even a combination of the three.
A beautiful house at a beautiful price- the perfect prelude to Summer Shade/Corks & Forks.
Come visit 567 Rosalia St., from 1-3 on Sunday, August 30. Even if you’re not in the market for a new home, I’d love to show if off to you.
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