|One of the interesting homes in HIghlands at Centennial - Roswell, GA|
One of the great things about running around the area going to estate and garage sales is the opportunity to check out new neighborhoods and homes. A neighborhood not six miles from my home that I have passed 100's of times was running a community-wide yard sale so we thought we'd do a quick drive-by and check it out. Neither of us had been inside the community gates and we had no expectations of either the sale or the neighborhood assuming it was an apartment complex (not usually the best venue for sales). We expected to be in and out quickly.
We entered the gates into a charming neighborhood of mostly single-family homes (some townhouses) on smallish lots but with a lot of individualized character. Each home was quite unique which is unusual in subdivisions in the South. Typically, a builder comes in, clears the land, and builds similar-type homes very quickly. Although the overall age of the area seemed to be in the same 2-3 year window (about eight years ago), it looked like many different builders/owners came in and custom designed homes with great front doors, rocking-chair porches and landscaping. We were impressed!
I did not find a website for the community - but found this on a realtor page:
This gated community located in prestigious Roswell, Georgia is just minutes from GA 400, Northpoint Mall, restaurants and important business centers. Enjoy the beauty of this established neighborhood with welcoming streetscapes, charming homes, walk able schools, swim and tennis, and fabulous views of Kennesaw Mountain.There were over 30 homes participating in the sale so we were able to walk up and gawk at the homes and gardens. We loved the area and found that the sales were pretty good too. My friend bought a wonderful gray and cream oil picture of a bunny that I wish I had photographed. I bought a small lamp and some sheets - nothing too exciting but the visit to the neighborhood was wonderful
We did make a few more stops but nothing compared to our first one in the neighborhood. I did, however, buy an oversized mirror for my new basement space which I plan to refinish with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) in Graphite and Old White!
|Loved this house - great front porch and landscaping|
|Sale on right had many samples and decorative items at great prices. I was very tempted by several display shelves and a daybed but couldn't figure out where to place it in my home.|
|MY purchase - How will it look with ASCP finish??|