If you're seeking golf courses, good schools, abundant suburban big-box retail and insane amounts of house for a fraction of what you'd pay in-town, you'd be hard-pressed to do much better than Alpharetta. The north side hamlet is home to many a gated community, but this listing lies behind not one but TWO gates in the Windward neighborhood's Peninsula. Carnoustie Lane sits right on Lake Windward and boasts a diverse collection of architectural styles. This particular house boasts some bona fide resort-grade amenities and very striking if unsubtle architectural features to go with 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 3 half bathrooms and everything else you'd expect to get in a $2,950,000 house. Did we mention your investment will be guarded by 2 gates?
1050 Carnoustie Lane [Beacham & Company]