Of the many houses that have influenced architect Linda MacArthur, a circa-1921 Neel Reid home in Ansley Park stands out. “Being from a neighborhood where all of the houses were built in the same style at the same time, it was amazing,” she says. “It taught me a lot about how delightful architecture can be.”
When John and Greer Tirrill discovered a 1930s Buckhead estate by famed Southern architect Lewis Crook, they saw its beautiful bones and transformed it into a livable home that paid homage to its history and worked for modern living.
Anytime weather permits, the steel doors are open at Rachel Milling’s Milton house. Inside and outside are fluid here, with the resort-like pool, porch, living room, kitchen, and breakfast room all flowing together.
It’s no wonder interior designer Laura Walker Baird and her husband, rug guru Paul Baird (owners of Verde Home) have a “groovy ranch” in Morningside with a collection of new and old, custom and shoppable.
When Jenni Kelly first stepped inside her Druid Hills house in 2012, she discovered a wonderland of historic treasures, from original doors and windows to tile, sconces, and even old-fashioned radiator heating. But what really compelled her was the natural light.
Atlanta-based interior designer William Peace of Peace Design knows something about jaw-dropping landscapes. This house in the foothills of the Tetons in Jackson Hole appears as if it’s been there 100 years, mimicking the look of small, historic trapper cabins on the 10-acre property.
After buying a unit in the Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Sally and Trav Paulk enlisted interior designer Tiffany Hinton of Lola Interiors in Fernandina Beach to bring in rich color, cool furnishings, and clever architectural features.
Homeowners gave this Atlanta architect and designer, Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, a challenge: Design a spacious house for a family of five that still “reads” as a cottage and fits all the requirements of a historic Decatur neighborhood. This popular modern farmhouse style fit the bill.
Interior designer Michelle Workman's clients have included John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, but now she left Hollywood so her family could experience small-town life on a 13-acre farm on Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
She used to live in the Hogwarts castle. Now, Lady Melissa Percy brings British country style to Georgia.
Lady Melissa Percy grew up in a 20-bedroom, 11th-century castle that stood in for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. She was once married to a best friend of Prince William. Now, she's moved to the U.S. and launched her line of women’s sporting sweaters, Mistamina.