W Hotel and Residences Downtown AtlantaThe Private Residences at W Atlanta Downtown Hotel and Residences, the only W-branded residences in the city, have just opened four new model homes, including two residences designed by European furnishings company Roche-Bobois. The Private Residences, which include 74 luxury homes with 15 different floor plans between the 17th and 28th floors, range from the $300,000s up to more than $3 million. www.WResidencesAtlanta.com.

Each year, the Building Owners and Management Association (BOMA) gives out a regional Office Building of the Year Earth Award that recognizes one building that leads the pack when it comes to sustainable building operations. This year, the award went to Atlanta’s 1180 Peachtree, a 41-story, 670,000 square foot Class A office building owned by an affiliate of the General Electric Pension Trust, advised by GE Asset Management and managed by Hines. Designer Pickard Chilton incorporated state-of-the-art HVAC equipment, energy-efficient lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures and clean power to all tenant outlets into the building’s construction. The building received an Energy Star certification rating of 92 percent.

Isakson Living has acquired Colonial Bank’s equity interest in Peachtree Hills Place, a 274-unit residential community soon to be constructed at the intersection of Peachtree Hills Avenue and Virginia Place. Peachtree Hills Place is already over 50 percent pre-sold and Isakson Living is planning to reinvigorate its selling process to obtain more residents. The luxurious services and amenities provided may give Peachtree Hills Place some smart advantages over homes that its residents previously occupied. www.peachtreehillsplace.com.

If you’re looking to sell or buy a home in DeKalb County, check out Realtor.com. Thanks to this web site, consumers interested in DeKalb County real estate can now access home sales prices within 24 hours of a sale’s closing, review property details and photos, and find information on the buyer and seller agents for each transaction on the site. The site is constantly updated, with more than half of the information and listings renewed every 15 minutes, with the remainder updated at least once per day.

Environs Residential Design & Construction has been awarded $480,000 in HUD money from the City of Atlanta’s Department of Community Affairs, City of Atlanta to develop homes Intown. Only 15 companies in total were chosen for the grant. Environ’s Dawn Landau said they wanted to use the money to further develop the Reynoldstown community. www.environsresidential.com.

Coro Realty Advisors is now leasing luxury flats and townhomes in the Tremont City Living devlopment in Buckhead. Built to eco-friendly, EarthCraft standards, there are only 78 residences, which include upgrades like bamboo flooring, surround sound systems, 10’ ceilings and more. The one-, two- and three-bedroom homes range from 926 to 2,000-square-feet with rents starting at $1,280 per month. www.tremontcityliving.com.

Decatur’s Renewal Design-Build received the award for Best Kitchen Remodel in the $75,000-$100,000 category at the 15th annual Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence during the recent Southern Building Show in Atlanta. The awards program, judged by editors and writers of Better Homes & Gardens, Woman’s Day, Southern Living, and Houseplans.com, recognizes the nation’s best work in residential remodeling based on overall design, creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the renovation enhanced the original structure. Renewal Design-Build’s entry updated an outdated kitchen into an expansive and modern design.For more information, call (404) 378-6962 or visit www.RenewalDesignBuild.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.