The resurgence of mid-century modern design is a delightful and very livable alternative to today’s contemporary design. It has become a historically recognized significant period of both architectural and furniture design style. Not solely credited to any one single architect or designer, mid-century modern was earmarked by open concept spaces and vaulted ceilings way before open concept became so desirable as it is today.
Pam Cunningham Averso grew up playing with her cousins in the forests of her uncle’s land on Sawnee Mountain. She had childhood dreams of a castle atop the mountain where the views from every vantage point were mesmerizing. Her dreams came true. Her uncle and father were architects (Barker and Cunningham) in the 1950s when her uncle decided to purchase a large parcel of this historic Southern mountain where the Sawnee Indians once lived, located in southern Forsyth County. For Pam and her family, Sawnee Mountain represents a lifetime of wonderful memories.
This custom-built circa 1993 Buckhead home began as a simple remodel. It took nearly two years during which homeowners, kids and dogs were moved from rental home to rental home. Completion dates were speculated and spitballed but pushed further and further back as each space was reconsidered, redesigned, and freshly appointed by the finest and most creative team of architects, craftsmen, artisans and designers to be found.
This simply spectacular estate home is located in the oh-so-chic Atlanta Country Club corridor in East Cobb County. This spacious residence is a showplace with every luxurious amenity one could imagine. Ideal for hosting incredible soirees or family gatherings, this stunning abode was designed to impress!
Built in 1988, this traditional estate home was completely redesigned to accommodate a great variety of function in a luxurious home environment. With almost 6,000 square feet of living space, the main house includes five bedrooms, four baths and two half baths. The property also has a separate three-level 2,000-square-foot guesthouse with two bedrooms and two and a half baths.
Built in 1785 by Cherokee descendent George Washington Adair, Rockdale Plantation was just falling apart by the 1980s. The prior owner of this sizable land holding in Fairmount, Ga., had let the historic plantation literally crumble away. This is when antique log home expert Kerry Hix first saw the property. Knowing little about its significant historical importance, he desperately tried to acquire the home – or at least save it!
Luxury living is soaring to new heights in Midtown. The epic Opus Place Atlanta mixed-use development, going up at 14th and Peachtree streets, will feature the tallest residential building in town. Called No2 Opus Place, the posh 53-story condominium tower will bring a striking addition to the skyline with unsurpassed views of the city and offer an extraordinary array of lavish amenities to rival the finest resorts.
‘No fuss – no muss’ was the requirement of Harrison Design’s clients, who wanted their getaway in the mountains of north Georgia to stand ready for impromptu weekend escapes. The exterior elevation blends organically within the verdant terrain, but in contrast the home’s interiors will surprise and delight those who enter with the decidedly modern design: soaring ceilings and open flow.
Designer Daniel Olah creates exquisite classic English-inspired homes with modern twists, accents and elements.
Today’s homeowners desire the best of both worlds, enhancing the traditional architecture while incorporating new upscale components. Soaring ceilings, spacious bathrooms, open concept kitchens with islands, and other luxurious appointments – from authentic stone fireplaces to stunning surfaces throughout – give Olah’s dream homes the ultimate flow for today’s lifestyles.
Reminiscent of a stately English Regency home, this incomparable estate on West Garmon Road in Buckhead was masterfully designed by William H. Harrison of Harrison Design with clean geometric lines, gentle curves, high ceilings and symmetrical proportions. The secluded 2-acre grounds and gardens lead to a swimming pool, spa hot tub, luxurious cabana and private putting green. The 6-bedroom, 7 full and 3 half-bath residence is exclusively offered by Travis Reed of Harry Norman, Realtors.
If you love the earthly elements of stone, metal, wood and terra cotta, it’s easy to imagine how these beautiful materials can dramatically enhance the interior and exterior design of a home. Thierry François of François & Co. has made this concept his life’s work. His Atlanta showroom, adjacent to ADAC on Peachtree Hills Avenue, is simply breathtaking.