One day recently, I found myself with an opportunity to visit a home that is a jewel box of French architecture here in Atlanta (click here to see the agent’s listing). Since real estate is my addiction, I couldn’t wait to see it. We drove through beautiful, quiet Buckhead streets, and in a few minutes, turned into a cobblestone drive, which took us up a small rise and onto a beautiful fountained courtyard. As I got out of the car, I saw a delightful view of some of the most beautiful property in Atlanta. I felt absolutely transported to the French countryside. We were greeted by the realtor who is listing the property, Doni King Rhineheart. Doni is such a lovely person, and extremely knowledgeable on the beautiful homes of Buckhead. 
There are so many details in this home that will never show up in the photos of it, which is why I was so excited to experience it in person. The foyer is stunning with stone flooring and stone steps going upstairs and down. 
 
 Here is a detail of the banister. 
This iron detailing is carried through on the windows. 
 Doni explained to us the the home was designed by Pak-Heydt Design and built in 2000. I love their work! The home was built on the concept of the “Hôtel Particulier”.  The concept is a family home with an enclosed courtyard. Around the courtyard is a lovely covered walkway that leads to a charming outdoor living space. This courtyard and outdoor living space is the focal point for the household. Sheer delight!
 
 This outdoor courtyard can be seen from each of the bedrooms. Speaking of bedrooms, here is a view of the master suite. 
The walls are in padded upholstery to match the fabric used in the window treatments. This treatment is extremely beautiful, but also extremely cozy. Each bedroom in the house is treated this way. Serendipity at it’s finest. There are separate his and hers baths, which are amazing. 
 
Every room is a delight and pleasure to walk through. The living room and dining room are French perfection. You may not be able to tell from the photos, but the high ceilings give the window treatments a majestic look, and the rooms an incredible feeling of space and intimacy at the same time. 
This home is an amazing labor of love, a joy to behold, and a treasure to appreciate. Enjoy!
 
 

2 Comments on “A Touch of France in Atlanta

  1. As a matter of fact, I could do a little more research on this property, if it is of interest. Coming soon!

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