Skyline view gives you gay Atlanta condo envy

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With original art and full-wall views of the city, there’s a lot to love about Ross Jones’ Buckhead home. With a cook in the kitchen and your own restaurant downstairs, it’s heaven.

Jones is co-owner of the fabulous Watershed restaurant with her friend, fellow lesbian and Indigo Girl Emily Saliers. Jones and partner Susan Owens (right) can keep an eye on the eatery from their gorgeous home (photos) just floors away in the Brookwood building on Peachtree Street.

It’s a condo fit for an Atlanta queen, but two gay Atlanta women certainly manage to make it their own, as featured recently in the AJC’s Private Quarters.

Ross Jones and Susan Owens enjoy art throughout their three-bedroom Atlanta home, including this piece by Southern artist Todd Murphy above the living room sofa.

When they get tired of the floor-to-ceiling windows highlighting Atlanta’s skyline just outside – plus a floor-to-ceiling glass walk-in shower, and even floor-to-ceiling wine glass storage – the lesbian-chic couple can enjoy the full scope of their comfy-eclectic décor.

The awesome view is also accessible from a well-appointed balcony off the bedroom.



Speaking of the bedroom, check out the one-of-a-kind portrait of the couple over the bedside table in their blue dream of a master suite.


Most of the furnishings and fixtures, from mid-century to Mission to contemporary, were selected by Smith Hanes Studio. It pairs comfortably with the couple’s personal collections, including certified Gold and Platinum records that they’ve received over the years as gifts from friends like Saliers.


What’s thoroughly modern in the space is the kitchen, complete with disappearing fridge, commercial-grade stove, and granite countertops. Even with access to Watershed whenever she wants as the owner, Jones and Owens love to cook and entertain, Jones tells the AJC: “We have a long countertop – that to me is heaven for cooking. You have plenty of space to do your chopping and dicing.”

Ah, condo envy. This place easily earns its spot alongside some of our other favorite gay Atlanta homes, from Cowboy Chic to tribal beat, from butch to dramatic, and just about everything else.

Enjoy these select shots, and view the full album via AJC by Christopher Oquendo.


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