Blog Feature: Olive + Grain & Rem’s Roswell Fixer Upper

Congrats Olivia and Rem on your new home! It’s an adorable fixer upper in an amazing location in historic Roswell, only a mile to Canton Street. Last fall, Kyle and I helped Olivia and Rem find a home to rent near downtown Alpharetta when they moved back to Atlanta from Jacksonville, and this fall, we were given the opportunity to help them purchase their first home. It’s been such a fun journey.

Although their home already has some mouthwatering character such as a white brick fireplace, a screened in sun room leading to a private backyard and a massive, and I mean massive yard for being so close to the Perimeter, it’s going to be even more stunning after they finish the renovations.

Olivia and Rem have big plans for their new home, including knocking down the wall between their kitchen and living room to create a large open concept that will be perfect for entertaining, refinishing their hardwoods and eventually even updating their bathrooms.

Only a few hours after becoming new homeowners, they were already starting the demo! It’s only been a few weeks since they closed on their new home, but they have already been able to make Olivia’s white brick dreams come true by paining the exterior a gorgeous color white!

Olivia also plans to convert the carport into her studio. Olivia is the incredibly talented designer and creator behind Olive + Grain, a handcrafted wood shop. She searches high and low, including crossing state borders, seeking out the most gorgeous reclaimed wood to create stunning artwork and decor. Check out her shop, like do it, like right now, you won’t regret it!

Olivia and Rem are incredible! Rem is a phenomenal attorney, who is very busy practicing in both Georgia and Florida and Olivia actually juggles a second full-time job in addition to running her own company.

Olivia and Rem are true examples that no matter how busy you are, if you really want something, you can make it happen. In this competitive market, it’s extremely important to find time to move quickly, and by doing so, they were able to find their perfect fixer upper.

Kyle and I are extremely excited to watch Olivia and Rem transform their fixer upper into their new home. It’s our goal to be able to feature their progress on our blog. Check back soon, because we hope to have more for you! In the meantime, check out the first few pictures below.

Olivia & Rem – Thank you so much for the opportunity to help you through your first home buying experience. It was such a joy to work with you and we’re so excited to watch you fix up your adorable home!

Thanks for reading,


olivia-rem-image1Olive + Grain & Rem outside their new home! How cute are they??

olivia-rem-image2Home sweet fixer upper home!

olivia-rem-image3Olivia making her white brick dreams come true!

olivia-rem-image4Olive & Rem’s adorable home! (Except, it’s white now! And rumor has it, they have a new garage door!)

olivia-rem-image5See how big their yard is?? It’s massive for being so close to town!

Photo Sources: First Multiple Listing Service & olive.and.grain