Giancarlo Pirrone was driving to work 18 years ago when he spotted a house for sale at 280 Beverly Road in Ansley Park. The architect and developer (and co-owner of upscale pizzeria Varuni Napoli) was drawn to the modern home’s strong geometric lines and minimalist design, and he immediately contacted the realtor. After touring the 2,574-square-foot house, he made an offer on the spot.
Design plans can be stalled by indecision, but that wasn’t an issue for Jessica and Trip Taylor. Because their Cumming house was new construction and almost everything in it was custom, this project involved more selections than most. But Interior designer Stephanie Williamson had no issue finalizing ideas with the Taylors.
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.
That a 1980s contemporary house in Buckhead would be renovated instead of razed is notable, perhaps signaling a growing enthusiasm for the style in the city. It was with that energy that Atlanta Magazine’s HOME displayed its second annual Modern Style showhouse in June, joining in on the reimagination of a contemporary gem.
The pedigree of this five-acre French Country estate includes renovations by architect Yong Pak and renowned decorator Dan Carithers.
For Georgia-based Buffy Ferguson and New York–based David Frazier, two designers were better than one when it came to freshening up David’s family home. His parents, Patsy and Mike Frazier, purchased the house in 2005 but began to grow tired of the ’90s-era, cookie-cutter decorating.
Blockbuster film producer Will Packer and his wife Heather’s Sandy Springs home is a sprawling, stylish family clubhouse well suited for their 21st-century Brady Bunch.
Amanda and Mark Kresch and their children—six-year-old Mina and four-year-old Adreain—can step out the door of their condo and easily walk to the High Museum, the Piedmont Park farmers market, and any destination along the BeltLine.
When Cathy Groome was asked to describe the style of house she wanted, “Southern-European” was the best she could come up with. But architects Craig Dixon and Todd Pritchett got it right away. The house is tucked into a wooded enclave of cottage-style homes in Vinings that Chip developed on a 2.5-acre piece of property, all with a European sensibility.
With its five bedrooms and fenced backyard, this renovated 1920s beauty is the perfect family home.