When Heidi Woessner and her husband, Jason Williams, bought the Westside lot, it was just a sloping plot of weeds with a cinderblock house. But the Howell Station neighborhood, sandwiched between the West Midtown shops and restaurants and the future Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry (which will become the city’s largest park), has become a hot intown haven. The couple was able to buy the land slated for two smaller houses so they could build one custom home with a yard for their three dogs.
All along, they wanted something that looked historic, where nobody could quite tell what year it had been built, says Jason. The Craftsman exterior is a nod to timeless design, and inside, they continued the classic look with 10-foot ceilings, substantial trim work, a Dutch door, and old-fashioned joinery techniques. Working off a plan by architect Bonnie Henry, the couple enlisted interior designer Kate Hayes to assist with every step.
“I had a pretty good Pinterest page to start with,” admits Heidi, “but I didn’t want a house that looked like anyone else’s. I wanted to be prodded.” Kate did just that, coaxing Heidi into a dreamy kitchen bathed in shades of saturated green, with a backsplash of handmade Moroccan-style tile. A groovy agate wallpaper and custom pink doors to Heidi’s office are other unique touches. “We definitely went a little edgy,” says Kate, confirming that this house is all about taking risks.
Interior design Kate Hayes, katehayesdesign.com
Architect Bonnie Henry, design-bh.com
Builder Georgia Residential Group, thisisgrg.wordpress.com
Office Wallpaper: Zoffany, Grizell & Mann, grizzelandmann.com. Desk and chandelier: CB2, cb2.com. Pillows: Slightly East, slightlyeast.com. Chair: Restoration Hardware, 3030 Peachtree Road, restorationhardware.com. Doors: Pinecrest, pinecrestinc.com. Paint on doors: Benjamin Moore “Rosetta,” benjaminmoore.com.
Foyer Rug: Etsy, etsy.com.
Guest bedroom Daybed: CB2.
Kitchen Cabinet hardware: Schoolhouse, schoolhouse.com. Cabinet color: Benjamin Moore “Webster Green.” Pendants: Rejuvenation, Ponce City Market, rejuvenation.com. Backsplash tile: Fireclay Tile, fireclaytile.com. Custom hood and barstools: Ryan Hancock, stools in collaboration with Kendrick Anderson, hancocksurfacestudio.com. Appliances: Sub-Zero and Wolf, 3280 Peachtree Road, subzero-wolf.com.
Living room Sofa: Room & Board, Westside Provisions District, roomandboard.com. Black wicker chair: Pottery Barn, multiple locations, potterybarn.com. Coffee table: Williams Sonoma, multiple locations, williams-sonoma.com. Floor lamp: Circa Lighting, Aerin collection, 3078 Roswell Road, circalighting.com. Pillow fabrics: Miles Redd for Schumacher, ADAC, fschumacher.com.
Master bedroom Bed: Restoration Hardware. End tables and dresser: Serena & Lily, Westside Provisions District, serenaandlily.com. Lamps: Arteriors, arteriorshome.com. Rug: West Elm, multiple locations, westelm.com.
This article appears in our Spring 2019 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.