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State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park 2018 Renovations

June 8, 2018

The newly renamed State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park has been undergoing a $6 million renovation since late October 2017. The board and staff of the Chastain Park Conservancy were given a tour of the improvements with Peter Conlon of Live Nation. Peter showed us around and answered all of our questions. While the historic guts of the amphitheatre remain the same, the improvements are a welcome site. Some of the highlights are a raised stage & ceiling height allowing for video boards and modern day sound and lighting rigs. The concession area has always been drab, but today it is a focal point with all new kitchen and serving facilities, areas to gather, legit bathrooms (with air conditioning). The amphitheatre is now fully ADA compliant including new elevators that take you right to the action. There are also true box seats closest to the stage with cushy seats and cup holders! Check out the pictures below, the 2018 schedule, and a video tour that WSB-TV posted today.


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Peter Conlon with staff & board members of Chastain Park Conservancy

WSB-TV shared this video walk through of the newly renovated amphitheatre:

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To see the full schedule of concerts for 2018, click here to see it on


Carson Matthews

4064 Northside Drive Now $2,695,000

June 4, 2018

The list price for my new construction listing at  4064 Northside Drive in Chastain Park was reduced to $2,695,000 today. This luxurious new home was designed by Harrison Design and built by Crestar Homes in 2018. Below are images, details and a new drone video of the inside and outside of this home. The property is extraordinary with a perfect and private walkout back yard.


Photos of 4064 Northside Drive

4064 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30342

6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 2 Half Baths

.91 Acre lot with Flat Walkout Back Yard from the Main Level

A Perfect Site for a Swimming Pool

Attached 3 Car Garage plus Ample Parking & Turnaround

Jackson Elementary School District

Close Proximity to Chastain Park

Offered for $2,695,000



For a true look at 4064 Northside Drive, check out the video below:

For more information or to schedule a tour of this home, please call me.


Carson Matthews
Dorsey Alston Realtors

4064 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30342 listed for sale by Dorsey Alston Realtors, Broker 404-352-2010 FMLS 5979262

Powers Ferry Bridge Replacement Meeting

May 14, 2018

Tomorrow night, May 15th from 6-8pm District 8 Council member JP Matzigkeit will be holding a public information session at the Chastain Horse Park to discuss the replacement of the Powers Ferry Bridge in Chastain Park. Information that will be available at the meeting include:

The project timeline, including when the bridge will be removed and replaced
The vehicular traffic detour
The pedestrian detour for those using the PATH
The rendering of the new bridge

** This is in reference to the bridge that crosses over Nancy Creek, south of Hillside Drive, North of Pineland Rd.

Please make plans to be at this meeting if you are able.

Powers Ferry Bridge Replacement


Carson Matthews

4064 Northside Drive Open House Sunday April 15

April 13, 2018

GetMedia.ashx-4This Sunday April 15 I will be holding open 4064 Northside Drive on the west side of Chastain Park. This new construction home designed by Harrison Design and built by Crestar Homes has 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 half baths. There is a load of parking in front plus a 3 car garage, and the flat walkout backyard is amazing. There is plenty of room for a swimming pool, sports court and yard. The home features an open floor plan with the master suite on the main level, a tremendous kitchen and family room area, all looking through 15′ accordion doors to the back porch and yard. Atlanta Public Schools – Jackson Elementary, Sutton Middle & North Atlanta High.

Come see me on Sunday, i’ll be open 3-5pm. The list price is $2,895,000. Below are additional photos, and full listing information can be found at

4064 Northside Drive Features

4064 Northside Drive Kitchen & Family Room

4064 Northside Drive Interior & back

4064 Northside Drive Secondary Bathrooms

Listed for Sale by Dorsey Alston Realtors-Carson Matthews MLS 5979262 404-352-2010


Carson Matthews
Dorsey Alston Realtors

Gardening Classes at Farm Chastain

February 25, 2018

Farm Chastain Green House Class-3

On Saturday Peyton and I went to check out the Greenhouse Gardening class at Farm Chastain at the Chastain Park Conservancy. We are starting our garden this year from seed so this was the perfect class.



Farm Chastain Green House Class-1

There were about 30 people in attendance. We learned from Lou Linzie about the makeup and function of the greenhouse onsite at the Conservancy and were given all of the tools to start our garden off right.

This year Peyton and I ordered all of our seeds from the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange so we brought our seed kits home to get started. Below is what mine ended up looking like, full of tomatoes and sweet peppers, 72 plants to be exact.

Farm Chastain Green House Class-8

The North Fulton Master Gardeners offer a free class at Farm Chastain each month. Below is the calendar showing the upcoming classes in 2018 and rsvp information if you would like to attend. Click Here for the full flyer and information on Farm Chastain.

Farm Chastain


Carson Matthews

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

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