I know I have been horrible at updating posts, and I apologize for this. After giving this much thought, I have decided to retire this blog. I simply don't have the time. The last few months have been extremely stressful on my family, and they are more important to me than this blog. My newborn daughter was recently diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, and I lost the home spent two years renovating with my wife. There was a massive electrical fire two months ago, but like anything, with family, friends, and God I know my family can get through this. Thank you so much Terry for following me from the beginning, and thank you to Holly from "Things That Inspire" whose blog helped us make many design decisions in our old home.
Recently I came across an old Southern Accents Issue I had discarded long ago in my Library. In the issue was the May/June 2008 Show house, or more accurately, show townhouse. It was a beautiful London Regency styled townhouse is the Buckhead development Regents Park at Peachtree Battle. The architecture was done by world renowned Atlanta based firm, Pak Heydt and Asssociates. The townhouse has three bedrooms, three and 1/2 bathrooms, and a master sitting room which can function as a bedroom. The home is 5,839 square feet and according to the developments website, is for sale for the small sum of $2,550,000! Even if I had this kind of money I could't imagine spending 2.5 million for a house with no yard! Regardless of the price, the home has immaculate interiors, my favorite being the living room, dining room, library combination. The beautiful kitchen features a beamed ceiling, a beautiful stone hood by stone age designs,marble counter tops, a hidden Sub Zero fridge with cabinet doors, and a wolf range. The master suite features a nice sized bedroom, his and her baths, a dressing room, and a master sitting room with wet bar. bedroom: his bath: her bath: In addition to the living room, the town house has a family room and third floor playroom. family room: Play room: This is definitely a beautiful home. I miss Southern Accents, they always had amazing show houses. All images courtesy of regentsparkga.com
Sorry for the long absence but I am so glad to be back! I just took a trip to Louisiana and was able to see many beautiful plantation homes. Even in the Louisiana summer heat the trip was actually quite enjoyable! OAK ALLEY: Oak Alley is located in Vacharie, Louisiana and is arguably the most famous Plantation in the world. It was built between 1837 and 1839 for Jaques Telesphore Roman. The alley of oaks has served as a model for countless other landscapes around the world. The architecture combines Greek Revival, French Colonial, and other styles. My favorite feature is the beautiful wrap around balcony with beautiful shutttered french doors. The plantation is open for guided tours. HOUMAS HOUSE: Houmas house is located in Darrow, Louisiana. The home was built in 1828 by Revolutionary War hero General Wade Hampton. The home's architectural style is Greek revival, with louisiana french accents. The houmas house gardens are absolutely beautiful, and the plush 38 acre site is meticulously maintained by expert gardeners. The fountain courtyard itself makes a trip to Houmas house completely worth it. The home was recently restored and is now open for guided toures as well as being a wedding venue. Photo courtesy of tripadviser.in/tkring Houmas house before renovation:(sorry about the the picture, it was the only good one I could fined pre restoration. Notice the house is painted white, the bad roof, and the lack of landscaping. photo courtesy of movie locations.com/hush...hush, sweet Charlotte NOTTOWAY: Nottoway Plantation is located in White Castle, Louisiana. It is an immaculately designed italianate home built in 1859 for John Hampton Randolph and his family. The home also serves as abed and breakfast, restaurant, and wedding venue. The home was recently restored to its now pristine condition, much like Houmas House was. It is open for guided tours.