Atlanta design firm Parker Kennedy Living has a chinoiserie-inspired logo, so it’s not surprising that the cofounders are drawn to homes with whimsical, pagoda-like doorways. One of Lance Jackson’s favorites is this Buckhead home, built in 1938. “The front reminds me of a folly that would be on a historic country-house estate,” he says. A devotee of Southern Regency style, Jackson also admires the house’s classic features like the black ironwork contrasting with white brick, and the entry blanketed with creeping fig. “I adore vines growing on any style house,” says Jackson. “The maintenance is so worth it. The key is to keep it trimmed with the lines of the architecture, as this house does fabulously.” And despite his traditional bent, Jackson loves this house’s quirky layout. “I often lean fully toward symmetry, but this house is just so well designed,” he says.
This article originally appeared in our Winter 2015 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.