Month: December 2013

Beautiful Civil War Architecture

If you live in Georgia, chances are you have been to Amelia or Cumberland Island. They are both lovely places to visit.  Amelia Island’s history goes back to the 1500’s and has flown a total of eight flags. On the island stands Fort Clinch, a civil war fort. My husband visited recently with a friend, Brent Nitschke. who is also a photographer,  Brent really captured the beauty … Read More Beautiful Civil War Architecture

An Anglophile’s Dream

I love Tudor styled homes! The archways, the limestone bay windows, the heavy oaken paneling, ivy that looks like it has been there for a hundred years – it all comforts me with the feeling of solidity and stability.  I can’t seem to find the architect, but I did find that the house was built in 1926. Whoever it was, they were extremely talented! … Read More An Anglophile’s Dream

Monday’s Link Buffet

Monday is devoted to links I have enjoyed over the past week. Most will be home related, but some may be just things I love. Hope you find them fun too…     Peachtree Garden Club’s Christmas Home Tour. Don’t miss it! The Cure for “Houzz” Envy – Living Room Touches Anyone Can Do The best Gift Giving Guide for the Hard to Buy for that I … Read More Monday’s Link Buffet

A Classic Design in a Classic Location – 2939 Habersham Road

Sometimes, when driving around Atlanta, I take Habersham Road just for the lovely winding street, and the gorgeous homes that flank either side of it. This area was developed in the early 1900’s and has some of the most beautiful homes in Atlanta.  One of the most delightful surprises of this location, is how easily you and get around the Buckhead area by the … Read More A Classic Design in a Classic Location – 2939 Habersham Road

Things to do this Weekend around Atlanta

Happy Friday! It’s officially the Christmas season! I thought I would take a moment and see what could support my addiction this weekend. I have heard about a couple of fun and interesting things to do. I friend mine told me about the Madison Candlelight Tour of Homes this weekend. Don’t let this pass you by if you haven’t been. I have heard rave … Read More Things to do this Weekend around Atlanta

A Touch of France in Atlanta

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 … Read More A Touch of France in Atlanta

Beautiful Georgian Architecture

Have you seen the 2009 BBC production of Emma? I just love the beautiful home they use for Hartfield in the film. It’s actually Squerryes Court, located in the county of Kent, England. This house dates back to 1681 and is early Georgian. Magnificent!   Now look at this delightful Georgian home here in Atlanta. Wow, the beauty is in the details!  This is … Read More Beautiful Georgian Architecture

The Zen of Blue

I am a big fan of traditional design, from architecture to decorating. Nothing makes me more comfortable in my surroundings than symmetry, polished tables, ad comfortable seating wrapped in a serene color palate. Patricia McLean really hits the mark for this lovely, old home in Buckhead. I love the french windows on either side of the front door, the creamy brick and the lovely … Read More The Zen of Blue

I Can’t Wait for the Peachtree Garden Club’s Christmas Home Tour!

Okay, I’ve admitted that I was raised on tours of homes. I remember one in Central Georgia that my mother took me to at about 12. It was an old antebellum home that was decorated for Christmas. I was overwhelmed by the charm of the old home and the wonderful decorations that complemented the architecture. This is why I am so excited about the … Read More I Can’t Wait for the Peachtree Garden Club’s Christmas Home Tour!

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7 Cherokee Road – One of Atlanta’s truly Spectacular Homes

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to see a truly remarkable home in Atlanta.  Neel Reid is my favorite architect of all time. He designed this home in 1922 and it has truly become one of Atlanta’s grand dames of homes!  Notice the symmetry of the house as you enter the property… Doesn’t the Palladian look like a scene from Pride and Prejudice? And … Read More 7 Cherokee Road – One of Atlanta’s truly Spectacular Homes