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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

Just Sold – 4510 Runnemede Road in Chastain Park

May 23, 2017

Last week my listing at 4510 Runnemede Road in Chastain Park closed. This one and a half story home is the epitome of curb appeal; set up on the hill with white painted brick, cedar roof and copper gutters. Inside the house are spacious formal rooms, a separate family room, and french doors looking out to the private back yard. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a large bonus room. Homes on Runnemede Road feed into Jackson Elementary, Sutton Middle & North Atlanta High School.

4510 Runnemede Road was offered for $900,000.00.

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For more information and photos visit


Carson Matthews
Dorsey Alston, Realtors

Upcoming Events in Chastain Park

April 19, 2017

Chastain Park has a lot of exciting events coming up as we are pushing through spring. This weekend are two fun events that take place each year, Party at the Park which supports Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Summer Camps, and Wine Chastain which supports the Chastain Park Conservancy.

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Party in the Park
is this Friday night 4/21 at the Chastain Horse Park. Party at the Park is a Friends of Chastain event and all proceeds from the party will benefit the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Summer Camp program. More information can be found at Tickets are $100 online, or $125 at the door.

13103287_10154107930452020_9173689741647727276_nSaturday night 4/22 is Wine Chastain. Wine Chastain is an annual fundraising event put on by the Chastain Park Conservancy and held at a home on Pineland Road. We have been going to this party for several years and it is lots of fun. People that love Chastain Park from near and far come together to taste fine wines, eat great food, and enjoy gathering with others to support the park. Reservations are required so get your tickets today. Tickets are $150 per person at

Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 10.48.04 AMOn May 7, 2017 the Cox Media Group PATH Chastain 5k/10k will take place in Chastain Park. The 5k/10k will follow Path Chastain for a USATF certified distance winding through the park. Walkers and leashed dogs are welcome! Click here for more information on the run/walk and requirements for dogs that will be walking with you. . To register and for full details follow this link


Carson Matthews

Chastain East Begins Construction

March 16, 2017

Yesterday I took a drive over to check out Chastain East, a new development on the east side of Chastain Park. This western stretch of Wieuca Road was previously the home of 15 single family residences on 8.4 acres. Once complete Chastain East will have 32 new single family residences priced from $1,000,000 and up.

Chastain East-2As you drive down Wieuca Road you will see the first two homes are already out of the ground and framed up. Chastain East will offer several floor plans including options with master on the main and master up. All of the floorpans include a covered front porch, rear entry two car garage, and rear covered porch. According to their website, each home in Chastain East will feature the very latest in home design trends, energy efficiency and craftsmanship. If you are looking for a home that gives you the freedom to lock and leave, this could be a great option for you. In a Q&A with one of the developers Southeast Capital Companies, Jay Clark explained that the home owners association will maintain all yards and common areas.

The interior finishes look amazing and have lots of options, both standard and upgrades. Below are several photos representative of how the interiors will look. Click on the image to see the finishes guide on their website.

Below are several pictures showing what the development site looks like today. Once complete the streets will be tree-lined and have a much cozier feel than what you see today.

Chastain East is being developed in a partnership between Southeast Capital Companies and Home South Communities. For more information on this development, fill out the contact form on their website and check back here for updates as this new development comes together.


Carson Matthews
Dorsey Alston, Realtors


4510 Runnemede Road for Sale in Chastain Park

March 12, 2017

Last week I listed 4510 Runnemede Road for sale in Chastain Park. This home has curb appeal for years with the painted white brick, copper gutters and cedar shingle roof.

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4510 is located at the end of Runnemede Road, perched above the street with a large front yard. Inside are gracious rooms including a formal dining room, fireside living room, separate family room, breakfast area and kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and center island. Windows and French doors across the back of the house give access to the private fenced back yard and patio, a perfect place for play and entertaining.

Upstairs are three bedrooms and two baths including the master suite. A potential fourth bedroom or bonus room is also upstairs with it’s own separate staircase down to a full bathroom.

Additional features include a partial basement and 2-car carport. Runnemede Road feeds into W T Jackson Elementary, Sutton Middle and North Atlanta High Schools. A sidewalk away from Chastain Park, neighbors enjoy everything that it has to offer including the Chastain Park Amphitheater, Horse Park, Tennis Center, Arts Center, North Fulton Golf Course, NYO and the 1 year old playground, plus a 3.1 mile PATH around the 268 acre park.

Call me to schedule and appointment to see this great house in Chastain Park. Full details and photos can be seen at

Carson Matthews
REALTOR®/Associate Broker
Dorsey Alston Realtors


New 3-Way Stop at Powers Ferry-Hillside in Chastain Park

January 27, 2017

3 way stop at powers ferry road and hillside driveBe on the lookout for the new stop sign that was
installed yesterday 1/26/17 in Chastain Park. The new 3-way stop is at the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and Hillside Drive. This is a welcome addition to those that are turning onto Powers Ferry from Hillside, as well as pedestrians on the PATH, as this stretch of road tends to be fast.




Chastain Park Conservancy Open House with Trees Atlanta

January 25, 2017


Join the Chastain Park Conservancy for their 2017 annual member meeting. This year they will be hosting an open house at Farm Chastain for all to attend. They will discuss their project and programs for 2017.


75adfa659be7d205763f9eb0c8135452-jpg-max700Trees Atlanta will also be joining us for “Canopy Conversations”. This is an educational program specific to the tree canopy in the Chastain Park Neighborhood. The Canopy Conservation Coordinator will speak about the current state of the tree canopy, actions individuals can take to protect and enhance the canopy and provide additional educational resources regarding the importance of a healthy environment.

Powers Ferry Rd at Mount Paran Rd Intersection Open House

January 24, 2017


WHAT: The City of Sandy Springs will host an Information Open House regarding planned improvements being considered for the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and Mt Paran Road. There will not be a formal presentation, but City of Sandy Springs representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Holy Spirit Preparatory School
4820 Long Island Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30342

About the Project:

The proposed project is intended to improve efficiencies at the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and Mt Paran Road, targeting current delays and congestion experienced at the intersection.

The improvements include operational and safety enhancements to alleviate the existing bottleneck condition. Sidewalks and pedestrian access improvements are also planned.

INFORMATION: Please visit us online at, or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600.

Sardis UMC 2016 Live Nativity

December 3, 2016

Sardis United Methodist Church 2016 Live Nativity

screen-shot-2016-12-03-at-7-54-40-amBe sure to plan to join Sardis United Methodist Church for the 2016 presentation of the Live Nativity. This year it will take place on the 10th and 11th of December starting at 6:00 pm and occurring every thirty minutes until 8:00 pm. After the performance enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and/or cider and come inside to sing Christmas carols in the historic Church sanctuary. This is a free event.

The live Nativity will take place on the front lawn of the Church, located at 3725 Powers Ferry Road, NW – Atlanta, GA 30342

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