Atlanta, Georgia, United States
This isn’t your typical spec house. Architect D. Stanley Dixon was given complete creative control with no restraints when hired by developer John Mears. This resulted in a show-stopping custom home that would go on to receive the Shutze Award in 2010. Architect D. Stanley Dixon discussed the project on his website, “This new French and Belgian inspired home is situated on a well-established street in Atlanta. The scale and proportion of the façade, along with the weathered exterior materials, give the impression that this house has always been a member of the eclectic revival styles that neighbour it. The house’s simply detailed interior wraps around a central courtyard filling its interior with light and creating an axial view that is apparent from the front entrance.” The five bed and five bath home first hit the market in 2008 for $3.8 million and sold in 2009 for $3.45 million to Atlanta Braves newcomer, Derek Lowe. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles reported that interior designer Betty Burgess had been retained by Lowe and had to have the interior design finished in two months. Lowe lived in the award-winning 5,000 square foot home from 2009 – 2011 during his contract with the Atlanta Braves. He was traded to the Cleveland Indians for the 2012 season and put the property up for sale for in November 2011 for $3.5 million. It sold four months later for $2.8 million. Lowe has a net worth of $60 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. Photography by Erica George Dines.