Herbietown - The Renaissance on Sewell Mill Road

The Renaissance on Sewell Mill Road

Most of the homes around here in Marietta, Georgia are in subdivisions.  Most of the subdivisions have names.  Like Heritage Oaks, Beverly Hills Estates, Brownmoore Manor, Stoneoak Pointe or Chastain Enclave.

I live in “The Preserve at Lost Mill Trace.”

But there are places that are worse.

Exhibit A: “The Renaissance.”  Here’s what the houses in “The Renaissance” look like:


And here’s how they market them:

The last two remaining homes in this exclusive enclave of 25 executive estate residences in the heart of East Cobb is presented by Olympia Homes. These million dollar homes are for discriminating buyers desiring luxurious details, timeless quality and old world craftsmanship with a distinctive European flair. Once you’ve seen The Renaissance, nothing else in prestigeous [sic] Cobb County will compare!

The decorations surrounding their subdivision entrance are the BEST in East Cobb.  Instead of lion statues, they have murals.  Of the Renaissance.  Apparently they had major problems with vandalism so now there are cameras trained on each mural with big warning signs.







What do people do when they drive past this neighborhood?  Do they turn green with envy at the obvious sophistication of the entrance?  Is this what people consider desirable?

Or do they do what I do: laugh uncontrollably?