Growing up in the burbs of Atlanta (Marietta), one of my fondest memories is shopping at Lenox Square. This was way before Cumberland Mall (and for sure Town Center Mall) were ever built and Lenox Square was our maybe once a year spot for fancy shopping. 🙂 I can remember shopping for Easter shoes. One of the highlights was getting to drive down West Paces Ferry Road on our way to Lenox, passing through the “rich” neighborhood, along with the Gov-nuh’s mansion, my neck craning left and right, not wanting to miss any of those gorgeous old homes, many tucked away behind impressive gates. Such beautiful houses on that road and truly a world away from where I grew up.
Brookhaven is another stately and highly-desired old area of Atlanta, so keep reading for this feature.
Here’s another beautiful remodel from the pages of Traditional Home, (click for the whole story) that had me drooling. Atlanta designer, Amy Morris, worked with her parents on finding a smaller home in their own historic Brookhaven neighborhood when they got ready to downsize. Amy helped them complete their vision with lots of remodeling and changing things around and the result is one stunning home. Small, it is not, but beautiful it certainly is.
It’s described as a clapboard Colonial and I really love the outside of the house. Totally appealing to my eye, it welcomes you in. Amy and her parents. She did a fabulous job in their new home and there were so many eye candy pics, I hardly knew where to stop. Entry way. I’m going to keep my text minimal, but if you want more details about the house, just click on that link above. Wonder if those orchids are real? I’m going to check out our Botanical Gardens Orchid show this weekend and I just might come home with one. Always wanted to try my hand at growing an orchid. Even though I probably wouldn’t paint a room this dark, it really is dramatic and pretty. The artwork just makes that wall. Love the drapes with the pretty border down the leading edge. The bedroom really draws the eye in too with the soft damask Roman shade. Gorgeous bathroom.
Check out these fixtures over the table. So unique and pretty. Formal dining room. And this kitchen is just WOW. That’s all I can say. Love, love it.
Hearth room. With not a lot of color, it’s still very appealing to me.
I think this is a back entrance of some sort. Love this shot too of the dark door and white clapboard walls.
Do you love this house too?? It certainly appeals to me.
Architect: Brad Heppner, Bradley E. Heppner Architecture LLC, 574 Hascall Rd., Atlanta. GA 30309; 404/734-6687, bradleyeheppner.com.
Interior designer: Amy Morris, Amy D. Morris Interiors
Text by Amy Elbert
Photographs by Emily Followill
Produced by Lisa Mowry
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Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says
What a gorgeous home! The kitchen…WOW! Beautiful!
Linda @Nina's nest says
Rhoda, beautiful home! The more I see of the neutrals, the more I love them, and the more I wonder, “Could I live with that?”. I have always loved color, but there is something so elegant and peaceful about the neutrals. Linda
I didn’t know you grew up in Marietta! I grew up in Kennesaw, so I know EXACTLY what you mean when driving down Lenox. This home is beautiful!
Love it! All of it. Even the room with the dark wall color. I’m thinking some clever and handy blogger will recreate those fixtures over the table. Maybe you, Rhoda?
Jena @ Involving Color says
What a gorgeous house! I always enjoy seeing other white colonials 🙂
I love the light fixtures throughout the house.
What an exquisite home! I keep going back and losing myself in the photos. The bedroom, kitchen and back entry are especially appealing to me. I love the dutch door and bonus storage under the stairs. Thank you for sharing such inspiration.
Cindy S says
What a beautiful house, outside and inside! Very dramatic color scheme and she pulled it off very well.
Thanks for the chance to see it.
Richella at Imparting Grace says
I just read this article in Traditional Home–literally five minutes before I sat down at the computer. Brookhaven is one of my favorite sections of Atlanta, and this home is absolutely beautiful. The architect did a wonderful job of making the addition look as if it had always been part of the home. Stunning.
No denying it, I am a Traditional Home gal through and through! I just got my October issue and every time I see it in the mailbox my heart does a flip! I just love those photos above and how it was almost surprising how this very traditional colonial on the outside had such chic and sophisticated insides! Thanks for sharing it with us,
AK Renovations says
Everyone involved did a great job on this home. It’s design is authentic to the area and has such a feel of sophistication. As an Atlanta remodeling company we just love to see a Brookhaven home showing off it’s Atlanta style!
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I love it Rhoda! We both had a look at it. We are sitting in our hearth room, side by side, browsing blogs.
What a treat this is to see!
Well we certainly have the same taste, this is one of my all time favorites and that is saying a lot because I love to look at everything, all day, very addicted to this blog world so full of information and visual eye candy.
Hi Rhoda! OH, what a gorgeous home! Every room is so pretty. As much as I love seeing the neutrals I don’t think I could like with no color. I love me lots of color! 😉
Be a sweetie,
Oh wow! This is gorgeous! That kitchen? To die for. Love everything about the home and I’m off to check out the original link!
Trish @TheOldPostRoad says
What are those people doing in MY house? I can only dream! So Beautiful! (I spent many a day at Lenox when I should have been in my GaTech dorm room studying!)
Great feature! Love the house. It has such a sophistication about it, but yet it feels inviting.
OH MY! This house sure has the wow factor! I’ve been thinking a lot about my front door lately and I’m in love with her front and back door!
I love it! It’s a gorgeous home! That kitchen is my dream kitchen! Thanks so much for the tour!
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Hi Rhoda, thanks for sharing…what a beautiful home! It’s fun going on a “tour” of a gorgeous house.
liz grundvig says