I’m so excited to be part of a project such as this. Today’s Feature Friday is in progress pics, with true afters coming later on.
My new client here in Atlanta, Lynn, is letting me document her newly built house and all that goes along with it. Today, I’m sharing the progress pics and where the house is at the moment. It’s been completely rebuilt since a house fire last year in November that started in an outdoor fireplace, took everything they had. They lost all possessions and have spent this year rebuilding. Lynn is choosing everything that will go in the new house and I’m going to be helping her.
How fun will that be for me?
It’s a beautiful 6K s.f. home in the north of I-285 area of Atlanta. Lynn and her family had purchased this home just about 18 mos. before the fire. This time, Lynn gets to choose everything herself, which I think would be really fun to do. Build from scratch! How many times in life does that happen? This is the front exterior of the house.
And this is the backside with the garage doors.
It’s a beautiful exterior, with a mix of stone, brick and shingles.
Inside in the greatroom, Lynn chose dark wood beams on the ceiling this time. The previous house had coffered ceilings, so she was ready for a change.
The house has a lot of windows, so plenty of light coming in.
Stone on the fireplace detail.
Turning around in the family room looking back is the kitchen. This is one large and open space, which I love. She chose Alder wood for her cabinets with a black glaze and they are very warm and pretty. There will be a large island in the center.
Cabinets are just being installed.
It’s going to be a stunning and large kitchen.
Just off the greatroom is the hallway going to a guestroom and the master bedroom and bath.
Here’s the guestroom.
Master bedroom with hidden bookcase, which opens into the paneled office in the front of the house. Clever!
Master bath has the same alder cabinets as the kitchen.
A tub will sit in front of this window.
Upstairs from this area is a large light office space that will be Lynn’s office.
It has a nice little kitchen area too.
Back downstairs and through the kitchen to the front of the house is the dining room.
Beautiful ceiling detail.
The front door is gorgeous too.
Just inside the front door is a richly paneled office space. On the left wall is the hidden bookcase that goes into the master. Just a fun little feature they decided on from the builder’s suggestion.
Coming in the front door, stairs go upstairs to the boys’ room. They have 2 boys.
Lynn chose a dark stain for the prefinished rustic floors and they have stained the stair treads to match. It is beautiful and I love dark stain!
Downstairs will be a finished walk-out basement with lots of light coming in. She is still deciding on flooring for this space, but is leaning towards tile and straight ahead in this area is a media room, with a small platform, so she may do carpet in that area for better sound acoustics. This is a huge area and will be broken up into several spaces.
Looking back towards the stairs from what will be the media area.
To the left of the stairs is a wine cellar.
And further on from there an in-law suite, complete with bedroom and bath. This is a very spacious house with a very nice floorplan. It’s going to be so fun to watch this house all come together.
In the garage, the builder added beadboard to the walls and going up the stairs. All these little touches make such a difference.
Outside the greatroom is a nice stone terrace with outdoor fireplace, the culprit for starting the fire.
And last but not least, a stone pool is under this plywood. It’s small, but a nice addition to an Atlanta backyard, with all the heat we get in the summer.
Here’s a shot of the original fireplace after it fell in post-fire. Can you imagine walking into this after a house is gone? Devastating!
What a gorgeous new house, don’t you think?! I’m so excited that Lynn asked me to be a part of the process on getting her house back together. There is a lot to do,but the finished product is going to be stunning.
I can’t wait to show more of the progress as we go along!
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So sorry for their loss, but WOW … their rebuild is going to be fabulous! And, congrats to you for being asked to help them make their house a “home!” I look forward to seeing more pics.
Your post of the reconstruction was so encouraging to me. We had a devastating water loss in September and are still waiting for insurance coverage from the plumber’s liability policy. Looking ahead, I hope to be able to post some shots like yours. Thank you for the vicarious encouragement. Tell you client that I am sorry for their loss.
What an exciting project, building beauty from ashes. Can’t wait to see what you do, Rhoda! 🙂
Office Chairs says
Your post of the reconstruction was so encouraging to me. We had a devastating water loss in September and are still waiting for insurance coverage from the plumber’s liability policy.
Hi Rhoda and I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving! Oh, I’m so sorry to hear your client lost everything in a fire but so happy for them that they are building this most gorgeous new home. Oh, you’ll be a great asset to her and you’ll be having fun at the same time. Can’t wait to follow along in the journey!
Be a sweetie,
Can’t wait to see the finished project. What a rebirth of a lovely family home.
Richard Cottrell says
What a house!Richard frommy Old Historic House.
Love of the Sea says
Wow – this is one gorgeous looking home. I love the stone work on the exterior. Looking forward to following along to see how this shapes out! Thanks for sharing.
[email protected] Beautiful Life says
Her new home is gorgeous…I lost my home to a fire in 2000 and ended up with nothing but the clothes we had on….It really gives you a different perspective on life…It’s good to see the joy rebuilding has brought…
Love the look of this home. I know you’re going to have fun.
Ran Daniels says
Good to see all the work going on it will also be really nice to see the finished product are you doing all this work by yourself.
Lee Dewsnap says
How absolutely devastating for Lynne and her family at the time of the fire. The joy of furnishing a new house will not compensate for the loss of her precious items but its a new start and Lynn can start from scratch with whatever style she wants to use in her home. An exciting time, I can’t wait to follow and see what you both come up with.
What a beautiful home! I’m wondering though… why would they choose to do another outdoor fireplace if that is what caused them to lose their home in the first place?
A stunning home, inside and out!
Lori @ Lori May Interiors says
What a great project, Rhoda. So sorry for their loss, but it will be a beautiful home when you are done!
Thank you all for your kind words. Yes, we are blessed in the end – as hard as that was to believe at the beginning! Sometimes the events that occur in our lives happened so that we wake up and decide what is truely important. Hence the concept of rethink fine things. We have had to rethink how we wanted to define fine things…after all they are just things. What is much more important are the loves of your life – Jesus and those you love, I plan to take some time this Advent season are rethink the important people in my life – not the things – I want to make sure they know how much I love them! I am so excited about working with Rhoda – she is such a great person and has so many fantastic ideas to share!
My best to all,
P.S. – the exterior fireplace has a masonary chimney this time – look at an old home down a country road that has burned to the ground – what remains is that good old fashion masonary chimney!
Your house is absolutely beautiful. I am so inspired by the photo with the shutters that we want to duplicate it here in California. I will be happy to send photos when completed. Our house is small, but I thought this look with the stone and shutters on the front of our house would look charming. Do you know the name of the stone you used? I love all the colors in it. We can’t find anything close to it here in California. I would love the name if you don’t mind giving it out.
I can’t wait to see the final product. So sorry about the fire.
A lovely home to erase the bad experience, but one that will make their family stronger as they re-build together. Note: we put alder cabinets in our weekend home because it had a bit of a rustic feel. Last wkend I hosted a holiday housewalk and the cabinets were one of the items people noted: not as formal as cherry, not as average as maple. Great choices. Can’t wait for the continued story.