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Atlanta, Buckhead condo selected for HGTV’s Urban Oasis
by Staff Reports
July 28, 2014 01:36 PM | 3860 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Knoxville, Tenn.-based HGTV has chosen the city of Atlanta as home of its Urban Oasis 2014.

The about 2,000-square-foot residence is now under construction on the 37th floor of The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta in Buckhead. It is the centerpiece of a grand prize package valued at over $1 million to be awarded this fall.

Decorated by interior designer Lindsay Pumpa, the fully furnished HGTV Urban Oasis 2014 features two bedrooms and 2½ baths, separated from the rest of the home so it doesn’t feel like a typical high-rise residence. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the unit in natural light. An about 300-square-foot, east-facing terrace opens to a panoramic view of Stone Mountain, the world’s largest exposed granite face.

“This property is a true urban sanctuary with a garden, reflecting pool and entertaining space,” said Jack Thomasson, HGTV’s professional house planner. “Partnering with Lindsay Pumpa, we are once again creating an ideal residence packed with unique touches and easy access to the best restaurants, nightlife and activities Atlanta has to offer.”

The HGTV Urban Oasis 2014 sweepstakes opens for entries Aug. 28 and runs through Oct. 10. One randomly selected entrant will receive the furnished residence, a 2015 Acura TLX and $50,000, courtesy of national mortgage lender Quicken Loans.

The winner also will enjoy signature amenities at Mandarin Oriental, including 24-hour room service and concierge, as well as access to spa facilities, a saltwater pool and fitness center. Residents will be within easy reach of the region’s top dining, shopping and cultural attractions including Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza, the Georgia Aquarium and the High Museum of Art.

Known as the capital of the new South, Atlanta consistently ranks among America’s most livable cities, combining a rich history with the excitement of a vibrant 21st-century urban area.

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