GA WOW Houses: Indoor Pool, Outdoor Lounge, 22,000 Square Feet

Whether you’re looking for a new home or the latest in design trends or just looking for ample square footage for more closet space or a walk-in shower — why not start at the top?

Here are some of the top homes featured this week on Patch sites in the Atlanta area. Click on the photo or the headline for more photos and info. You can also scroll down for a list of the latest homes on the market a little closer to home.

WOW House: 22,000 Square Foot Gated Estate In Atlanta

There’s "roomy." Then there’s this week’s "WOW!" House for Atlanta. Checking in at an amazing 22,000 square feet, there’s lots of room to roam in this majestic, gated European-style estate.

Hiram Wow House: $1,150,000 Buys 11 Acres, Mineral Water Pool

This gorgeous Southern Living, custom-built estate is on 17.28 acres of the most beautiful land you will see.

WOW House: Indoor Pool, Huge Columns In DeKalb

Built in 1976, this gated estate home in Stone Mountain’s Smokerise area underwent a renovation which was completed in 2015. This week’s "WOW!" House for DeKalb Countysits on 3.3 acres and is a roomy 9,732 square feet.

WOW House: $2.6M Southern Plantation Estate

Magnificent 12+-acre estate nestled on the border of Roswell and Woodstock. A long winding drive, tranquil pond, pastures and woods set the stage for a southern plantation home that is a masterpiece of design and detail.

WOW House: Outdoor Fireside Lounge, 5-Car Garage In Cobb

This three-story custom estate home in Marietta is this week’s "WOW!" House for Cobb County, offering the best of luxury living both indoors and out.

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Georgia Southern student from Decatur found dead on campus

The GBI is investigating the death of a college student from metro Atlanta, according to a report.

Bradley Frietas, 22, a Decatur High School graduate, was found in a student housing center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, according to WSAV-TV of Savannah.

The GBI was called to the scene just after 9 p.m. March 1 by university police to assist with a wellness check on Frietas, the station reported. The Bulloch County Coroner’s Office and emergency medical workers also responded.

Frietas was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report.

The GBI was to perform an autopsy at its crime lab in Savannah. The results were not available, and officials couldn’t be reached about the situation.

Frietas was remembered fondly by other students.

Lindsay Futch, a senior, shared her thoughts about when she and Frietas attended Decatur High.

"Bradley was someone who was friends with everyone and was just so sweet and was there for you if you needed him," Futch told the George-Anne, the GSU student newspaper. "And I say that he was friends with everyone because we all knew how funny and smart and sweet he was."

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Atlanta Industrial Boom Continues to Accelerate

Net absorption and deliveries vs. vacancy rate

Atlanta’s post-recession construction boom continued throughout 2017 and the metro’s industrial market set a new annual record for absorption, according to CBRE’s latest industrial and logistics quarterly report. Demand outpaced new deliveries in 2017, as numerous online and established retailers, suppliers and distributors have shown strong interest in the metro’s industrial product, pushing for an increase in pace and size of new industrial development. Read More

Firm changes perception on real estate

An indigenous firm, Homework Development and Properties Limited has helped in changing the erroneous perception of foreign investors about the Nigerian real estate sector.

This is the major outcome of the recent conference organised by the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The Lagos real estate company showcased its affordable products and promoted positive developments in real estate in Nigeria. Read More

Colonie, NY, real estate agent Miguel Berger’s VoiceterPro expands to Atlanta (Video) – Albany Business Review

A large real estate broker in Atlanta is the latest to partner with Voiceter Pro LLC to offer voice-enabled home searches on’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) Alexa and Alphabet’s (Nasdaq: GOOG) Google Home devices.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties will give people in metro Atlanta the ability to search for homes using technology developed by the owners of Voiceter Pro — Miguel Berger and his son, Ari. Read More

Georgia firefighter caught on video catching child from apartment blaze

A dramatic scene of a Georgia firefighter catching a child dropped from an apartment fire was captured on another firefighter’s helmet camera. The video was posted to social media Sunday by the firefighters’ union in DeKalb County, outside Atlanta.

In the video, third-generation firefighter Capt. Scott Stroup catches the young child dropped by a parent who was climbing down a ladder from a third-floor balcony early on Jan. 3.

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