James Means is a very important Atlanta architect who designed 60 homes throughout America. Sixteen were built here in Atlanta. This particular home was originally built for the Ballard family in 1965. Through the years the home has been lovingly updated, staying true to the original concept of the house, but bringing it into a new century of modern living.  After it’s most recent update, it was featured in the August, 2008 Veranda magazine.  It’s located within a stroll of the Governor’s Mansion, tucked into a lovely family-friendly neighborhood just off of West Paces Ferry Road.

The house charms with lovely details and perfect symmetry on the exterior, and continues this concept throughout the interior.


Symmetry is carried throughout, as the home hugs the back garden, designed by James Means, John Howard, and Sylvia Attkinson.l32c13145-m2xd-w640_h480_q80 There is also an amazing saltwater pool, and a Matt Isbell putting green.

The spacious kitchen has been lovingly brought into the 21st century with Calcutta Gold marble and new cabinetry, while keeping the original charm.


Kitchen update by Design Galleria

The dining room is perfection in every detail. Take a look at the spectacular parquet floors from an 1800’s Atlanta bank building. Exquisite.l32c13145-m16xd-w640_h480_q80

This room was Mrs. Ballard’s favorite. She loved the warmth of the Butternut Walnut wood paneling, also imported from France. A small study adjoins this room and this lovely wood is also used as an accent there.


D. Stanley Dixon redesigned the basement recently and added this amazing wine cellar. It’s the perfect size and my favorite wine room ever!


Mrs. Ballard went to France with James Means and purchased this amazing black pearl marble mantel. It’s been gracing the room ever since. It’s absolutely beautiful.l32c13145-m15xd-w640_h480_q80This powder room is also one of my favorites. I love the door design and the complete perfection of the room. l32c13145-m24xd-w640_h480_q80Patti Junger has the listing on this amazing home. If you are looking for an upscale home, this is a must-see! It’s historically significant and completely up-to-date. The only thing missing is you!

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