Former CEO of Coca-Cola, Neville Isdell, offers Buckhead, Atlanta, estate for US$8,800,000
The Pavilion, a grand space for entertaining, business meetings, gatherings with family and friends or a quiet swim, is one of the property’s standout features
New York, New York (August 24, 2020) — This Buckhead Estate of almost 10 acres is a wooded sanctuary teeming with wildlife — such as deer, owl and an abundance of other birds — while multiple water features throughout the exteriors further enhance the natural serenity. Yet the global corporate hub of Atlanta, Georgia, is only 15 minutes away.
Home of Neville Isdell, the respected former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, the residence of four bedrooms and four and one-half baths epitomizes understated elegance. Designed by well-known Atlanta architect Henri Jova — known for his work on the Carter Center and Atlanta City Hall, among others — the home reflects his penchant for incorporating classical elements into a modern theme. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the forest of trees and invite in the natural light. The Pavilion, a stand-alone entertainment venue, welcomed the owners’ business colleagues from around the world, as well as family and friends.
In 2004, Mr. Isdell was asked to serve as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Coca-Cola to turn around a brand in decline. Under his leadership, revenues increased significantly, and the company skyrocketed to number 12 on Fortune’s "World’s Most Admired” in 2006. He went on the serve on numerous international boards, including the World Wildlife Fund, where he was appointed president. Mr. Isdell, who is of Irish descent, opened Epic, a museum in Dublin, telling the story of the Irish. In 2019, Epic earned the World Travel Award as European Attraction of the Year.
Mr. Isdells’ Buckhead Estate is accessed through a long forested and gated drive. A large and covered veranda with skylights and seating areas welcome visitors to the main residence of 6,652 square feet. The home opens to a lovely foyer of natural materials such as the terra-cotta and wood floor, flowing to the gracious living room with a massive fireplace and expansive walls to display art. The dining room comfortably seats 12 and opens to an enormous wooded terrace. The kitchen was recently renovated by Atlanta’s Ken Lynch and abuts an informal seating area with another fireplace flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows. There is also glass-encircled breakfast area and on the garden level another large sitting room and a workout area.
There are also three en suite bedrooms on the second level, open to terraces. The primary suite on the main level includes a large pampering bath with a soaking tub and generous walk-in closets and a beautiful porch in the trees. Outdoors, exquisite rock work is the foundation for the lush exteriors, which also feature an outdoor barbecue, a covered seating area with a stone fireplace and a spa.
The Pavilion is ideal for grand entertaining or as a private retreat. The large-scale main living area, with a fireplace, has retractable walls of glass opening to a multi-level pool terrace to take full advantage of the two-tiered pool. There is also an indoor dining room, a catering kitchen, a barbecue on the terrace, a putting green, and a boules court. The Pavilion was designed by architect Ken Lynch and Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria with landscaping by John Howard.
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