Dedicated to regular ADAC and AmericasMart visits, Chenault James is a former Atlantan who keeps up with trends but prefers items with a sense of staying power. Forgoing heavy draperies and Persian rugs put the focus on elegant architectural details like metal windows, a molded-stone mantelpiece, an arched transom, and a hexagonal coffered ceiling.
As one of Atlanta’s preeminent classical architects, Yong Pak of Pak Heydt Associates knows timeless style when he sees it. But this unusual circa-1921 house on Oakdale Road in Druid Hills defies categorization, and its architect is unknown. “I love it because it’s an architectural mystery,” says Pak, who drives by the house on his daily commute. “It doesn’t adhere to any one style, and I never get tired of it.”
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.
Built in 1904, the 3,763-square foot house, once owned by famed Georgia Tech football coach Bobby Dodd, not only has an abundance of curb appeal, but also features well-proportioned rooms, architectural details, and lush landscaping. Moreover, it boasts a prime location within steps of Piedmont Park, the Atlanta BeltLine, and the Ansley Golf Club.
Like many longtime Atlantans, Dan Belman and Randy Korando, owners of Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts, admire the work of iconic architect Neel Reid. A partner in the storied firm of Hentz, Reid & Adler, Reid died of a brain tumor at age 41 in 1926—but not before inspiring a generation of architects known as the Georgia Classicists.
One of Ansley Park's oldest, this four-bedroom house has original features like leaded glass windows, pocket doors, and seven working fireplaces.
Iconic Georgia architect Neil Reed created this mansion on 405 acres off West Paces Ferry. Some of the property later became home to the Governor's Mansion.
After moving back to Marietta following seven years in New York, Dana and Hicks Poor couldn’t find the right house and were starting to consider new construction. Then one day Dana went for a walk near the square and spotted a foreclosure notice on a midcentury-era house that the two native Mariettans had long admired.
Angelle leaned toward classic design while Zach wanted a more rustic appearance. After finding an ideal lot near Chastain Park, the couple tapped architect Ross Piper for the job. The result is a European farmhouse that marries the wish lists of both husband and wife and provides a picture perfect place for them to raise their young family.
One of Britt Bass Turner's creative passions is transforming the home she recently bought with her husband, Render. Previous owners had already knocked down walls and modernized the ranch house, allowing Britt and Ren to concentrate on the fun part.