Top 5 most viewed Private Quarters homes of winter 1. Kandi Burruss’ private escape is accented with pops of color 2. Converted Cabbagetown loft becomes artist’s hip haven 3. Posh Midtown condo is fit for a king (or queen)

Top 5 most viewed Private Quarters homes of winter 

Each week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s popular Private Quarters series grants a peek into the home design and decorative flair of metro Atlanta homeowners.

Some of the homes featured appeal to those real estate lovers looking for the artistic or architecturally unique, like the homes featured on Netflix’s “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes.” Other Private Quarters’ abodes give  those in the market for a new home an idea of the aspects that might match their tastes, like the inspiration HGTV’s “House Hunters” tends to spur.

Whichever home observer you are, our top five most-viewed Private Quarters homes of the winter will intrigue with myriad residential motifs that range from homey to elegant; quirky to classic.

Take a look at our top-viewed homes so far this year:

Kandi Burruss is an R&B performer, songwriter and producer, best known for being a member of the band Xscape and as a reality TV star on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta." Here's a sneak peek at her Atlanta home.
Photo: Phil Skinner

1. Kandi Burruss’ private escape is accented with pops of color

Kandi Burruss, R&B singer, songwriter, producer and member of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast, moved in to the southwest Atlanta house in 2013. The home’s amenities include an indoor pool, an elevator and a private spa behind the family room.

See the entire tour of Kandi Burruss’ home here.

The Stacks, a former cotton mill that dates to the late 19th century, was converted to lofts in 1997. It's in Atlanta's Cabbagetown community.
Photo: Text by Lori Johnston/Photos by Christopher Oquendo

2. Converted Cabbagetown loft becomes artist’s hip haven

Andrea Costa, owner of of Andrea Costa Studio, bought her 19th-century loft in Cabbagetown, because the tall ceilings, estimated to be 22-feet high, provided her ample space for her original art.

“It was an interesting space before I ever moved the first piece of furniture in, and it really speaks to me,” she said.

See the entire tour of Andrea’s home here.

The dining table is one of Kristen Martinez’s favorite pieces of furniture as it can seat nine people comfortably—or even add two or three more chairs when needed—and pictures of family and friends can be added underneath the glass top. The table, along with the chairs, are from Ashley Furniture. The hutch, which had dimmers added, was special ordered through American Signature Furniture. The rustic vase with flowers and the wrought iron wall art are from Pier1 Imports while the rectangular chandelier with glass beads is from The Home Depot. Text by Marena Galluccio/Fast Copy News Service. (Christopher Oquendo/
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3. Private Quarters: Young couple’s new Woodstock home blends modern, farmhouse style

Mauro and Kristen Martinez’s Woodstock home breaks away from the darker palettes and tones in their former home. The farmhouse style modern features light Cambria quartz countertops and color throughout.

“I love everything about it, from our Cambria quartz countertops, to our Shaker-style cabinets, (the) personal touch of the designed backsplash and just the fact that we entertain and I can see everything from there when watching our toddlers,” Kristen Martinez said.

See the entire tour of the Martinez home here.

The Craftsman bungalow, built in 1925 and renovated in 2016, is now an award-winning home in Atlanta's Edgewood neighborhood. It features eco-conscious elements such as Icynene foam insulation and sheetrock while keeping certain original aspects of the home, such as the hardwood floors and fireplaces.
Photo: Text by Marena Galluccio/Photos by Christopher Oquendo/ Christopher Oquendo www.ophoto

4. Edgewood Craftsman reno is an eco-friendly, reclaimed treasure

Mara Dodson and Doug LeGette wanted to add some eco-friendly elements yet preserve their Edgewood Craftsman’s when they renovated in 2016. 

The home, renovated by Elemental Green Homes with features such as Energy Star appliances, spray foam insulation, new windows and high-efficiency heating and air systems, won a 2017 EarthCraft High Performance Award for its preservation of original building materials and its high indoor air quality.

See the full tour of this Edgewood Craftsman here.

5. Posh Midtown condo is fit for a king (or queen)

"It's great because, depending on the weather, you can move around. Depending on the wind and the sun, you can move to where it's nice to be outside," said homeowner Karen Hudson-Simard.
Photo: Text by Lori Johnston/Photos by Christopher Oquendo/ Christopher Oquendo www.ophoto

A Midtown penthouse is fit for a king, a queen, a first lady and even a man who played God.

Chris Simard and Karen Hudson-Simard’s 1,500-square-foot, posh Midtown penthouse is fit for royalty.

Karen Hudson-Simard’s art collection in her Aqua Midtown condo includes portraits of Morgan Freeman, whose roles have included God in “Bruce Almighty,” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Queen Nefertiti and a sculpture of former home run king Hank Aaron.

See the full tour of the Simard home here

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