An interior decorator balanced this Buckhead cottage with a wide array of modern and sentimental favorites
The circa-1932 cottage Whitney Durham and her husband, Nathan, found in Buckhead had the sort of character she appreciates: stone on the front facade, with a Gothic-shaped front door painted a cheery blue.
When Rick Baggenstoss spied the Craftsman-style bungalow on Holderness Street in Atlanta’s historic West End, he claims it was love at first sight. Although the abode, built in 1911, was long vacant and in disrepair, the real estate developer immediately saw its potential. “The house had great bones, lots of charm, and an ideal location within walking distance of area shops, restaurants, and the BeltLine,” he said.
Historic architecture and transitional interiors can be an exciting pair, bringing new energy to old bones. Case in point: this 1920s Druid Hills house, where the design-build team at HammerSmith created a comfortable, livable family home—with some modern surprises thrown in for fun.
With Georgia property from Sandy Springs to Rome, this family finds a perfect midway retreat at Lake Allatoona.
“I love a big, white, brick house,” says Vivian Bencich, who founded architecture and interior design firm Square Feet Studio with her husband.
Brittany Hayes has always been ahead of the curve. She married her middle school sweetheart, Mark, when they were sophomores at the University of Georgia, and, by age 21, they were running their own successful kitchen design company, A Polished Finish. Recently, we chatted with Brittany about her family’s bright and layered 1905 Craftsman in Monroe, Georgia.
Three families, three locations, and three beautiful lakeside summer homes. Take a tour inside.
House Envy: This modern masterpiece was designed by Georgia architect Robert Green, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last apprentices
If you’re a fan of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, then this midcentury-modern home in Buckhead may be the closest thing to his work you’ll find in Atlanta.
In 2006, Stephanie Nase began her search for a charming bungalow in Virginia-Highland before moving on to Inman Park and Candler Park. One day, she happened to drive across DeKalb Avenue from Candler Park into Kirkwood. The very next day, she snagged an early 1900s Craftsman bungalow. After living there for nine years and focusing on outdoor projects, Stephanie decided to lighten up the interiors next.
Ten years ago, no one would have expected a fusion of modern and industrial looks to thrive in a traditional house in Buckhead—particularly with the color black as a dominant theme. But the house that Anna Wooten Loggins (formerly with Amy Morris Interiors) designed for the Harrison family does just that.