Once an area characterized by homes of widely varying size, style and expense, the neighborhood around Chastain Park is changing. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the houses there now are increasingly gigantic, luxurious and expensive. Exhibit A: this brick and stone monster on Stella Drive for just under $3 million. It's got everything Atlanta's $3 million dollar house buyer craves: tons of space, a really nice wine cellar, screening room, exercise chamber, small hotel-grade pool and high-end finishes on which craftsmen no doubt toiled for hundreds or thousands of man hours. Oh, and the basics: 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. Not a bad choice if you've got the down payment, a willing banker and $2k+ per month to spend on property taxes.
4500 Stella Drive [Harry Norman]