Located in Atlanta, this Beaux Arts style home designed by
Historical Concepts also incorporates reserved material and detail influences from the Second Italian Renaissance
Revival. This blend of scale and detailing, created by combining complementary
elements of two historical styles, is what makes this home architecturally
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Situated on a narrow and deep lot, this residence in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood features a formal arrival court at the top of an open lawn. It was purposely set toward the rear of the site so that its scale would appropriately relate to the street.
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On the front elevation, elements of the Second Italian Renaissance Revival, such as stucco walls and strong horizontal
belt courses, blend with the H-shaped massing and details of the Beaux Arts
style to create a classical residence.
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Many of the hallmark details of the Beaux Arts style adorn this residence, including rusticated masonry at the ground level,
paired and overlapping classical pilasters, stone balustrades at the balconies,
and pedimented windows. The authentic details required meticulous workmanship.
In true Old World fashion, the stucco crew cut custom knives to execute, by
hand, the exacting profiles drawn by the design team.
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The pedimented entry is supported by classical columns. French Oak entry doors, 12 feet in height and antiques from Paris, open into a spacious gallery that functions as a receiving room for guests.
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The Gentleman’s Office is situated in one of the lower level’s protruding wings with a discrete view across the arrival court
and down the sloping front lawn. Elegant built-in cabinetry lines the walls
creating the feel of an Old World study.
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In the library, heavy timbers crafted from oak harvested at Versailles create a rhythm to the room, while French oak walls and
doors imported from Paris imbue a sense of tradition.
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In the Grand Salon, a hand-planed wood floor laid in a herringbone pattern defines the transition from the Upper Gallery to this
formal entertaining space at the center of the home. Custom cabinetry flanks
the fireplace with classical surround.
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The kitchen reflects a rustic European aesthetic with a timber-framed ceiling and stone floors. An island topped with antique
wood and a stone counter provide a pleasing juxtaposition of materials that
complements this more countrified family space.
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Adjacent to the kitchen, the window-wrapped breakfast room has comfortable yet refined furnishings, making it an elegant and intimate
space for entertaining guests but less ceremonious than the formal dining room
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The formal dining room evokes the character of a pavilion. Light and breezes spill in on three sides via the large oak doors
which open to Juliet balconies and views of the grand lawn beyond.
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The elegantly appointed guest bedroom on the main level takes advantage of the falling hillside. On three sides of the room, large
glass and oak doors open to balconies overlooking the estate’s grounds.
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The tasting room with rugged brick floors and reclaimed cypress walls and cabinetry was designed to engage multiple senses. The
materials evoke the sight, texture and smell of an Old World wine cellar.
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A glazed breezeway connects the home, the porte-cochere and the carriage house. On the ceiling, lattice purlins carried by major beams
create an intricate treatment that emphasizes the transitional and linear
nature of the breezeway.
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The landscape and hardscape create the ambiance of a European estate. A large site is brought down to a human scale through the
creation of terraced levels and small garden rooms, such as this bosque,
forming an intimate outdoor dining area.
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The Beaux Arts inspired H-shaped floor plan allows the rear of the residence to nestle into the hillside. The courtyard garden, perfect for
entertaining, engages the Library and the terraced pool level, with the Grand
Salon looking down from above.
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The pool house creates a terminating focal point at the rear of the site and takes advantage of the sloping hillside by couching into the
land and creating a cozy frame for the pool and terrace.
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The pool, both a functional lap pool and decorative fountain feature, serves as a centerpiece of the European-inspired
garden and grounds.