While architecturally true to period, this home reflects the finest technology, materials and artistry from the greatest resources in the country.
The historic appeal of the English Manor home is not only its prominent size, but the timeless architecture which is impervious to changing styles as the centuries evolve.
Its romantic provenance is a glimpse into the past when many European countries were in a feudal system. Manors and the properties on which they sat were organized territories, providing homes for the aristocratic gentry. They were often surrounded by walls articulating the borders of the property, which were little more than ornamental, despite the intended fortification. The manor home was the impressive centerpiece, where the lord and his lady resided. Smaller abodes served as housing for the staff, and there were stables and outbuildings as well. Originally established in Great Britain, the manor home was distinctively replicated throughout Europe and America with each culture adding its own indigenous elements of design.
The spectacular Millwood Manor, inspired by Muckross House in Scotland, was developed by NorthStar and designed by Harrison Design. Sitting regally on just under two manicured acres at the corner of Garmon and West Garmon roads in Buckhead, the L-shaped home’s exterior is finished in exquisite stonework with a slate roof, majestic gales, arched dormers and a host of windows through which the owner may survey his grounds. Luxurious amenities include an elevator, four car garages and a gunite swimming pool. The outdoor spaces and English gardens are as classic as the home itself and are designed to mature over time, gaining rich patina with age. The centerpiece of this modern-day manor is fortified by natural borders of verdant landscaping that affords privacy and a sanctuary on the outskirts of bustling Atlanta.
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Entering the home, soaring 12-foot ceilings on the main level underscore the connection with the outdoors that the generous windows provide. Improving on the romance of yesteryear, the home boasts a plethora of amenities to accommodate today’s busier lifestyles. On the main level, the grand salon features a rounded niche, perfect for a grand piano, offering a glorious view of the property. The gorgeous reproduction fireplaces were created by Francois & Co. The pewter wide-planked French oak hardwoods have been meticulously hand waxed. The master suite includes a private study or sitting space and exquisitely appointed his and hers walk-in closets. Upstairs, the four en suite bedrooms offer a studio or recreation space for younger members of the family to congregate. Space over the garage allows a collector enough room to display his finds.
The spacious kitchen combines classic traditional cabinetry design with modern state-of-the-art appliances and amenities from start to finish. Featuring the most tech-savvy tools, it is everything a gourmet chef could wish for. The glass-front cabinet doors and hood cover reflect the mullions in the steel windows. Quartzite and marble countertops and the oversized stainless steel sink with oil-rubbed bronze faucet keeps it dressed up. The heart of the home was masterfully created to look aristocratic and timeless by Kingdom Woodworks.