Tag: Atlanta

Continuing to Amaze

You know what… I love Twitter.  It’s crazy to say and I know that there was a time when you would have never heard me utter such a thing.  But, let me try to explain.  To me, the design world is incredible and the local talent here in Atlanta is through the roof.  As it happens to be, Twitter has proven itself to be the quickest and easiest way to … Read More Continuing to Amaze

Bright Rays of Light

Well, this has been quite the crazy week.   Financial markets are all over the place.  Volatility oversees.  Just a general unrest in the air.  It is certainly enough to cause an individual to grow weary.  In spite of all of this though, there are definitely some good things happening in the world as well; and I would like to take a moment and tell you about my latest finds.  You see, I … Read More Bright Rays of Light

Grand Transformations

I think you will most definitely enjoy this one. It was not only fun to build out, but, it also had an incredible, earth-shattering impact on the character of the Home. Located in the Brookfield Country Club right on the golf course, this home was the collection of multiple renovations performed by the previous owner. Not only did the craftsmanship leave a lot to … Read More Grand Transformations

Loring Heights ~ Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I featured this home’s master bath. In case you missed it, you can catch it here. Today ~ I thought I’d bring you some photos from the kitchen project. I absolutely love this home . It is located in the quiet little community of Loring Heights, just west of Atlanta. For these owners, it is all about the location. … Read More Loring Heights ~ Part 2

Random Snippets 3 ~ A Masterful Balcony

In case you missed it, I recently did a whole post on the importance of getting the roof dormer right.  You can see the whole thing by clicking here.  Anyway, while killing time and strolling through some websites I came across this one and it just blew me away.       Talk about making a statement.  This one is so striking.  Right off … Read More Random Snippets 3 ~ A Masterful Balcony

Random Snippets 2 ~ It’s Really So Simple

Sometimes we will rule out employing quality design elements or solid architectural detailing right from the get go because we think that it may be too cost prohibitive or that our project is not up to that level of distinction.  In reality though, there are so many ways to enhance the aesthetics of a home with some very simple techniques.       Notice how this simple (yet … Read More Random Snippets 2 ~ It’s Really So Simple

Random Snippets 1 ~ The Art of Siting

Undoubtedly “Siting” a house on a piece of property can be one of the most exciting segments of the whole building process. I would even venture to say that this is the draw that pulls so many guys into the construction profession.  This is play at the highest level ~  orchestrsting heavy equipment, managing excavating activities, executing surveying details, laying out the foundations,  Then there’s setting form boards, foundation wall panels, calling … Read More Random Snippets 1 ~ The Art of Siting

The Road Less Traveled

I’m not really sure why, we in Atlanta, pay so little attention to the critical details of a Home. These are the elements that bring the home to life and allow it to truly become inspiring. A builder friend of mine, who happened to be very successful at his profession, once told me that in order to succeed in our market, you have to … Read More The Road Less Traveled

Dormers, Dormers, Dormers

  I guess a lot of people know that I have a personal pet peeve with the level of character and detail that typically go into the creation of a roof dormer.  Having grown up in Atlanta; mostly in some form of suburbia, I’ve seen my share of poorly constructed renditions.  I’ve probably built a few bad ones as well considering my entire career (from age 13 to … Read More Dormers, Dormers, Dormers

Loring Heights ~ Part I

Hey Guys ~ I thought I’d pull one out of the archives for you here.  This one has always been one of my favorites.  The owners found this little gem and started right in transforming it into a place of their own.  Tucked away in the serene Loring Heights community just west of Atlanta, this bungalow offered up a ton of potential.  In a course of two separate projects, … Read More Loring Heights ~ Part I

Ahh…The Views!!!

“When we think about the views offered by a home, we are normally referring to exterior views, but carefully designed interior views can also add enormously to the quality and character of a home.” Sarah Susanka The quote above is from Sarah Susanka’s book Home by Design.  I’ve often fallen back on this book when designing a new space because it is just plain … Read More Ahh…The Views!!!

Anything Is Possible

In today’s current real estate condition, one thing remains as true as ever. Location, Location, Location. With home prices hovering at all time lows, people are able to target sought after neighborhoods and communities and take up residence in areas that they have longed to be a part of. And, that is exactly what this homeowner did. With guts, vision and a strong ambition, … Read More Anything Is Possible

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