Lake Claire Home and Garden Tour – October 2 from 1-6 – GET YOUR FREE TICKETS NOW

September 27th, 2010


Lake Claire Home and Garden Tour


We are officially less than one week away from the return of the Lake Claire Home and Garden Tour – “Experience Life on the Lake”It’s been over 6 years since Lake Claire has hosted a Home Tour, so it’s been much anticipated. 

 The Tour starts at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries(369 Connecticut Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA  30307), one of the beneficiaries of the tour, where tour booklets will be distributed and you’ll have the opportunity to check out the amazing Organic Vegetable GardenClick here to view.  


Lake Claire Home and Garden Tour

Featured on the tour are homes that range from classic to contemporaryrenovated and new construction – even a Cohousing Community built on the concept of village living – but all speak to the diversityand uniqueness of the neighborhood of Lake Claire.  If you don’t already know about the neighborhood of Lake Claire, you’re in for a treat.  Lake Claire is a small neighborhood located between Decatur and Candler Park – northeast Intown Atlanta.  With mature trees, sidewalks, close proximity to local shops and restaurants, and best of all GREAT NEIGHBORS  – Lake Claire is a truly special place to visit… and even better to call home.   


Want to “Experience Life on the Lake” for FREE???  You have options:

1.  We are still looking for volunteer “docents” – which is a fancy way of saying House Sitter – especially for the second shift from 3:30 -6:30.  If you volunteer…you get a free ticket!  How easy was that??

2.  If you know someone looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate in the near future – and provide me with their contact information – I will buy you a ticket as a thank you!

3.  If you don’t have time to volunteer and can’t think of anyone ready to move – you can always buy tickets (we even make it easy to do so online) – tickets are $12 if you buy them early – and $15 the day of the tour.  Click here to Buy your ticket NOW!

So – Again – Lake Claire Home and Garden Tour is October 2nd – from 1-6 (put it on your calendar)- with a great After Party hosted at the Lake Claire Land Trust – a community owned Green Space – featuring food and live music.  Spend the day with us and discover more about this wonderful community!

P.S.  For those who do not know….there is NO actual lake in Lake Claire 🙂 

Cynthia Baer  –  Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta – 678-358-3369 –

Cynthia Baer Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta




Enjoy Affordable Intown Living in a Great Location – Candler Parkside Condos – Intown Atlanta – 30307

March 27th, 2010

Affordable Condos in Great Location – Candler Parkside Condos –  Intown Atlanta 30307 

Candler Parkside Atlanta 30307

Ever heard the phrase – Location, Location, Location?  They were talking about Candler Parkside Condos.  Candler Parkside Condos are located in the Candler Park community which is an intown neighborhood located between Little Five Points and Lake Claire/Decatur.  Walk to restaurants and shops in L5P, Candler Park, or Virginia Highlands. 


Amenities include a private pool and direct entrance to the Freedom Park PATH– a walking/biking trail that runs from The Carter Center to Stone Mountain.  It’s also right behind Goldsboro Park – a publicly maintained park with basketball courts and tennis courts.   




Candler Parkside Intown Atlanta Condo 30307


Converted to Condominiums in 2001, Candler Parkside Condos were renovated to modern standards but didn’t lose their historic charm.  The doors and windows are original and the hardwood floors were nicely refinished.  Each bathroom kept the original detailed tile floors and are unique to each unit.  Because of these features, Candler Parkside Condos has been given historic designation



  Candler Parkside Condominiums Atlanta GA 30307

Each Unit has 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom.  Some units have French  Doors leading into the second Bedroom to provide more of an open feel.  Each Building contains only 4 units with a hallway in between – therefore, the only unit you’re actually attached to is either on top or below you which allows for more privacy than most condos.  Each unit has access to it’s own storage unit in the basement which is a great place to store your bicycle along with all those extras you don’t want cluttering up your space.  Gated Parking is provided with an assigned spot for each condo and guest parking is on a small dead end street in front of the complex.  


Convenient to the Candler Park MARTA station  – Emory – CDC – Georgia Tech – Georgia State  and Freedom Parkway – this is an ideal home for anyone with an active lifestyle looking for an affordable home with an easy commute

If you know anyone interested in buying, selling, or investing in Real Estate in Atlanta – contact Cynthia Baer with Keller Williams Metro Atlanta at 678-358-3369.


Modern Neighborhood with a Craftsman Look and Small Town Feel – Sutherland Place in Lake Claire – Intown Atlanta 30307

March 25th, 2010

Looking for a Modern Neighborhood with a Craftsman Look and Small Town Feel?  Look no further than Sutherland Place in Lake ClaireSutherland Place was built by John Willis, an award winning Atlanta builder. Homes are styled in keeping with the Classic Craftsman details popular in the surrounding neighborhoods of Lake Claire and Candler Park.  But don’t be fooled, although the style is classic, these homes are designed for today’s modern family. 

 Sutherland Place in Lake Claire - Intown Atlanta

The single family homes are not only large, they have great floorplans that incorporate gourmet kitchens that open into large family rooms.  Many homes have covered front porches that create opportunities to speak with your neighbors enabling a real sense of community.  In developing a true pedestrian friendly neighborhood, sidewalks were incorporated throughout the development and most garages/driveways are accessed by a rear alley.  As an added bonus in some homes, space was built above the garage to utilize as a bonus room, office space, in-law suite or legal apartment

Modern Craftsman Style Home

Although a small community, Sutherland Place offers homes for Call stages of life and price points.  In addition to single family homesSutherland Place has townhomes and loft style condos available.


The Multi-level Townhomes are an Entertainers Dream with bright spacious rooms, high end finishes, and private courtyards with built in Outdoor Fireplaces to enjoy in all seasons.  In addition, these homes feature a Carriage House above the detached garage providing a perfect opportunity for a Live/Work situation.   


Sutherland Place Lake Claire Townhome

The Sutherland Place Lofts have a modern feel interior with exposed brick walls, exposed beams or coffered ceilings, gleaming hardwoods, and concrete or granite counter tops.  One or Two Bedroom Units are available – some larger units come complete with private rooftop terraces

Sutherland Place Lofts in Lake Claire - Atlanta


Sutherland Place is an Eco friendly community.  Homes are Energy Efficient and built to EarthCraft Standards.  There is a four acre nature preserve with a walkway leading to Mclendon Avenue allowing easy access to Lake Claire Park.  The MARTA train station is within walking distance allowing cars to remain in the garage. 


Sutherland Place is walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Candler Park and Lake Claire Pool,  a private membership saltwater pool, and in a top notch Atlanta Public School district of Mary Lin Elementary,Inman Middle, and Grady High SchoolSutherland Place is convenient to Emory and the CDC, Midtown, Downtown and Major Interstates

If you know someone is interested in learning more about buying or selling in Sutherland Place or another Intown Atlanta Community, please contact Cynthia Baer, your Local Atlanta Expert, with Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta at 678-358-3369.  




Confessions and Boot Camp in Candler Park

March 4th, 2010

Confessions and Boot Camp in Candler Park– I have a confession….I have not kept my New Year’s Resolution.  By today, three months into a new decade, I’d planned to be thinner, healthier, and in much better shape.  Unfortunately, a sweet tooth and a busy schedule have derailed my healthy plan.  Lucky for me, and others like me who left their commitment to healthy foods and exercise somewhere between a chocolate chip cookie and a helping of fried okra, we have a new opportunity to right the wrongs of Cream Cheese filled Mardi Gras King Cakes.  Registration is now open for the 9th annual Candler Park Spring Boot camp with Jaye Crawford of Fun Fitness.

Don’t be afraid.  Although a former Army Reservist, Jaye Crawford is not the scary type.  She’s very supportive, encouraging and works with people of all fitness levels.  I’ve participated in her Outdoor and Indoor Boot Camps, Stroller Class, and one on one training over the past few years.  I’ve been impressed by her focus on getting fast results and her commitment to supporting her campers with weekly nutritional information and suggestions.  Additionally, Jaye gives back to the community by giving a percentage of her profits to neighborhood organizations in Candler Park, Lake Claire, Kirkwood, and Decatur.  Boot camp is offered at convenient times (no waking up at 6 am) and a convenient Intown location (Candler Park). 

Candler Park Atlanta GA

It’s a 90 minute class consisting of old fashioned calisthenics and ending with a 2 mile timed run/walk.  Focus is on self improvement (rather than competition) and tracking individual progress through a class card recording results for timed situps, pushups and running times over the length of the class, as well as an opportunity to truly track your fat loss and muscle gain through Hydrostatic weighing which is highly motivating.  Want Free Boot camp? Just refer two friends new to the program and yours is free!  And to top it all off, you get to spend 90 minutes of your day in a beautiful Candler Park enjoying the beautiful Atlanta spring weather. 


Registration ends March 26th – Register Now!

  • March 29th – May 4th : Traditional Boot Camp:
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am (great for neighborhood moms)
  • Wednesdays at 6:45 pm
  • Saturdays at 10 am
  • or BURN- Traveling Path Interval – Candler Park and Freedom Park Path
  • Mondays 6:45 pm


Want to spend more time in Candler Park?  If you or someone you know is thinking about buying or selling a home Intown or in the Atlanta Area,  contact Cynthia Baer with Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta at 678-358-3369