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Autumn Beer Festival “Goat Fest” Saturday 11/11 in Chastain Park

November 10, 2017


Screen Shot 2017-11-10 at 10.25.05 AMThis Saturday November 11th,  Atlanta’s newest brewery Steady Hand Beer Co. will show
off their favorite beers at Goat Fest, an Autumn beer festival “under champion trees on the historic grounds of Chastain Park”, also known as “the Barn” at the Chastain Park Conservancy. The beer festival will include exclusive brews, live music, food, and good times in honor of their fine looking resident goat. *All proceeds will go to support the free urban farming classes offered at Farm Chastain throughout the year. 

Some of the beers that will be on-hand are:

Georgia Farmhouse: 6.25% Made with Organic grits, wheat and oats. lightly tart with Notes of Citrus and subtle spice. Sweet Sunny South in a glass

Fall Farmhouse: 6.5% Amber Farmhouse with roasted Sweet Potato. Flavors of caramelized Sweet Potato, toasted rye and baking spice, balanced by a smooth noble hop character.

Pie Revivale: Wine Barrel fermented with actual Apple Pie added to the mash. Pleasantly sour with notes of cider and orchard fruit

Flower Business: 9% Double IPA, Notes of fresh squeezed citrus, tropical fruit and subtle pine.

Tickets are $40.00 and can be purchased at First 65 ticket buyers will receive a free commemorative Goat Fest 2017 glass. This is a 21 and up event.

The Chastain Park Conservancy is located at 4001 Powers Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30342.  For reference, the driveway to the Conservancy is just south of where Tuxedo Road intersects Powers Ferry, taking you into the center of the golf course.

I hope to see you there on Saturday supporting a local company and the Chastain Park Conservancy which does so much for Chastain Park. The Georgia – Auburn game will be on in the background for those that don’t want to miss the game.


Carson Matthews



4064 Northside Drive Listed for Sale in Chastain Park

October 25, 2017
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Yesterday I listed 4064 Northside Drive in Buckhead on the western edge of Chastain Park. Below are all of the details, please call if you are interested in scheduling a time to view it.

4064 Northside Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30342
  • Offered for $3,000,000.00
  • 6 Bedrooms 6 Full Bathrooms 2 Half Bathrooms
  • 6,000 +/- Finished Square Feet Above Grade
  • .92 Acre Flat Lot with Walkout Back Yard
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Convenient location 1 mile from Chastain Park
  • Easy access to business centers in Atlanta, Buckhead, Sandy Springs & Vinings

4064 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30342

4064 Northside Drive is currently under construction and will be a stunning painted brick home in the Jackson Elementary School district. This home was designed by Harrison Design and is being built by Crestar Homes.

This home features a gracious floorplan with a luxurious master on the main with windows looking out at the incredible, flat walkout back yard ready for a pool and/or tennis court. The master bath has separate vanities and water closets, a center shower, tub and a large walk-in closet.

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The chef’s kitchen will feature a Subzero/Wolf package, center island with two dishwashers and breakfast room, all open to a vaulted family room with 15 foot accordion doors overlooking covered porch with masonry fireplace. Behind the scenes of the kitchen are a butler’s pantry which holds the third dishwasher, home office, walk-in pantry, main level laundry room, mud room and powder room. A flex room off of the entrance foyer could serve as a study or main level guest room with full bath. The guest powder room completes the main level.

The upstairs has four spacious en-suite bedrooms plus an unfinished bonus room over the three-car garage. The bonus room has a full bath and closet and could serve as a fifth bedroom upstairs or an au-paire suite with its own separate entrance from the garage/friend door.

This home has plenty of room for expansion in the future. The full unfinished daylight basement is stubbed for a full bath and half bath. Spray foam insulation was used in the basement walls, exterior walls and roof, providing superior energy efficiency. The flat rear yard is walkout from the main level and the lot extends well past the area that is currently graded.

Full details on

To follow along with construction visit:

For more information on this home, or to schedule an appointment to see it, please call me at 678-595-9286. *Note this is an active construction site, please do not walk the property without an appointment.


Carson Matthews


Dorsey Alston Realtors

513 Bryn Mawr Lane Sold in Chastain Park

October 16, 2017

513 Bryn Mawr Sold-2Last week my clients closed on the purchase of 513 Bryn Mawr Lane which is located on the west side of Chastain Park. 513 Bryn Mawr Lane is a traditional Chastain Park brick ranch built in the 1950’s. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the main level, and the finished basement has an additional 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Bryn Mawr Lane is located in the Warren T Jackson Elementary, Sutton Middle & North Atlanta High School district. 513 BML was listed for $799,000.00 and closed for $750,000.00.

More details are available at

513 Bryn Mawr Sold


Carson Matthews
Dorsey Alston, Realtors

Rock Chastain 2017

September 26, 2017

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The Chastain Park Conservancy will be putting on it’s 4th annual benefit concert Rock Chastain on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Chastain Park Amphitheater. This year’s headliner will be THREE DOG NIGHT with special guest The Whiskey Gentry. Rock Chastain is the largest fundraiser for the Chastain Park Conservancy, enabling it to keep Chastain Park safe, clean and green.

Tickets start at $40.00 and are available on  

Come out and join your neighbors and all of those that enjoy Chastain Park throughout the year to celebrate on this fun fall evening at the Chastain Park Amphitheater. To learn more about the Chastain Park Conservancy, visit

Your tax-deductible ticket purchase(s) help accelerate the CPC’s implementation of the 2008 Chastain Park Master Plan and support thousands of volunteer hours that make Chastain Park a “safer, cleaner, and greener” destination for its over 2 million annual visitors. All proceeds of this year’s event will fund the Conservancy’s mission to “restore, enhance, maintain and preserve” Chastain Park — Atlanta’s largest regional park.


Carson Matthews

Tree Down in Chastain Park Blocking Hillside

September 12, 2017

This morning I think I found the culprit causing the west side of Chastain Park to not have power the day after Tropical Storm Irma blew by Atlanta. Here is a picture of the tree down at the corner of Hillside Drive & Broadland Road, blocking Hillside completely and pulling the power lines to the ground. There were no signs of Georgia Power in the neighborhood meaning it could be some time before power is restored. Y’all be careful out there.




Carson Matthews

10 Carlton Drive For Sale in Chastain Park & Sunday Open House

August 25, 2017

10 carlton fmls_10 Carlton Drive NE
Atlanta GA 30342
4 Bedrooms 2 Baths
Jackson Elementary
Offered for $760,000.00

Open House
Sunday August 27, 3-5pm

This week I listed 10 Carlton Drive for sale in Chastain Park. This home sits on the corner of Lake Forrest Drive & Carlton Drive, overlooking the Chastain Park Golf Course with direct access to the PATH. Enjoy walking to all of the park amenities including NYO, playground, Arts Center, golf course, swimming pool, tennis center, horse park, amphitheater, The Galloway School and Sutton 6th Grade Academy.

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10 Carlton Drive feeds into Jackson Elementary School, Sutton Middle, and North Atlanta High School. Inside this newly painted white brick home you will find 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, both of which have been fully renovated in the past 3 years with Carrera marble counters and double vanities. The master suite has a private bath, walk-in closet and sliding doors to the private rear patio.

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The fireside living room has bookshelves, sliding doors to the rear yard & brick patio, and is open to the kitchen. The kitchen features a center island and stainless steel appliances. Off of the kitchen is the mudroom which has a door to the side yard as well as the garage, and houses the laundry. Off of the front entrance foyer is a formal dining room and separate living room. Other features include a 2-car garage, fenced back yard and fire pit, gutter guards and thermal pane windows.

I will be holding 10 Carlton Drive open Sunday August 27, 3-5pm. 


Carson Matthews
Dorsey Alston, Realtors

Powers Ferry Road to Reopen Today in Chastain Park

August 17, 2017

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For those of us that live in Chastain Park, the light traffic on Powers Ferry Road has been refreshing. However, forgetting that it is closed every time I leave the neighborhood is not as much fun. On Monday I noticed that the hole in the road had been filled in for the most part, minus a foot or so of concrete needing to be added to the top. Today that is happening. All hands are on deck with finishing touches being applied to the new drain that now enters the golf course from under the road, and the paving trucks taking care of  paving the road. The latest report from the Chastain Park Conservancy is that Powers Ferry Road will reopen today at 4pm.

All new pipes have been installed under Powers Ferry and let out at the bottom of the hill on the golf course. So once they open the road it should be smooth sailing until they start working on replacing the Nancy Creek bridge, which could take as long as a year to complete.



Carson Matthews

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