Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta-based architect Peter Block was commissioned by the CEO and CFO of a baby clothing and gifts company to design an eclectic house with the details of an old English manor. Southern Magazine published the Shutze Award-winning home in May 2014 revealing that architect Peter Block drew inspiration from English Country houses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He told Southern Magazine, “The roofline, beams, small-paned windows and sculpted chimneys are all specific references to this period.” One of the most eye-catching features of the residence is the highly detailed lime-washed brick exterior by Chris Lewis of Roma. The patina of the brick and vines crawling the facade give the impression that this home is much older than it actually is. John Kelly Design was brought onto the project to design the interiors of the 7,000 square foot residence. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles published the residence in the November 2013 issue with John Kelly stating, “I think that one of the keys to this home is that nothing is too precious, you feel perfectly happy to come in and relax with the family that invited you.” The interiors, both warm and sophisticated, include a floor plan with a variety of different entertaining spaces. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles revealed that the library was designed around an antique map of London that occupies an entire wall while the gourmet kitchen includes washed grey oak cabinetry by Block & Chisel and Calcutta gold countertops. The brick residence sits on a lush property designed by landscape architect John Howard with lovely formal gardens with fountain, a swimming pool, terraces and secret garden. Built by Derazi Homes. Cover photo by Emily J. Followill. Additional photography found on PeterBlockArchitects.com by Peter Block.