Restoration Hardware does everything big—starting with its catalogs (please, call them “source books”), a collection that adds up to 3,300 pages and 17 pounds. Now the California-based retailer opens its largest store yet, at 65,000 total square feet.
Actually, it’s not a store. On the nearly two-acre site once home to Buckhead’s ESPN SportsZone, this is RH’s first “next-generation full-line design gallery” in the company’s move to a complete lifestyle brand.
Enter through 17-foot-tall gates into the rotunda, where an eight-foot chandelier hangs from a dome of coffered antique mirrors. The six stories, connected by curved double staircases, include a Ben Soleimani Rugs showroom, an interior design center, furnishings for “small spaces,” and RH Baby & Child—picture canopied cribs and mini tufted benches. (Okay, not everything they do is big.) Twelve-foot glass doors open onto Juliet balconies and terraces, with a 50-foot-long infinity pool below. An 8,000-square-foot rooftop “conservatory” crowns the megamansion.
This article originally appeared in our November 2014 issue under the headline “Go Big, Or…”