If Veranda's feature this month of a Jackson Hole collaboration between designer Barbara Barry and architect Peter Block left you wanting more, you'll certainly enjoy this skillful collaboration executed right here in Atlanta.
This new home designed by Peter Block is situated literally across the street from Chastain Park and caught my eye early last year when it was under construction. At the time I wasn't familiar with Peter Block and was pleasantly surprised to see such striking architecture on the Eastern side of Chastain Park. Typically such architecture has been reserved for homes West of the park.
The home was built by Woody King of King Developers. After some research I learned that Woody and his wife, Meridy King - an interior designer, work together on his speculative homes infusing them with unique architectural elements and antiques from their travels in Europe. You may recognize the Kings' name as their personal home recently graced the cover of Atlanta's esteemed Beacham Series. Meridy's work was also featured recently in the October issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
Some of the distinctive touches incorporated in this house include floors from a church in England, beams from France, and an iron window from Europe. In the photo above the intricate detail of an iron railing on the house's terrace, which overlooks a creek, stands out. Notice also the rounded French doors. You can't see from the photos in this post, but the home's front door looks through the house all the way out to the back of the house via the doors above. At the far end of this picture is a screened-in porch off of the kitchen.
Another interesting detail of the home is the front door's rounded arch being a continual theme throughout the home.
The photo above affords a sideways view of the hallway that you enter through the front door of the home. As you enter, to the left (straight ahead in the photo) is the kitchen.
The hardwood floor in the front hall is done in a parquet finger pattern with reclaimed wood from a church in England. A detail, which doesn't show up well in the photos, is that many of the walls are done in plaster, adding to the old world charm of the home.
I admire this antique iron window on the third garage bay a few times a week as I pass by the home on regular bicycle rides in the area.
Connecting a side entrance from the home to the third garage bay is this port o'cochere framed in antique beams. If you look closely, you can see remnants of paint from the beams' former lives.
Instead of using a more stereotypical vanity, the Kings opted to use a piece of furniture in the powder room.
I found the unique, chunky limestone fireplace surround to be a nice diversion from the norm as well, adding to the overall authentic European feel of the home.
A view down the main stair way affords a glimpse of the standout architecture of Peter Block.
A final view into the master bathroom gives a glimpse of the upstairs terrace across the back of the home.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of this new Atlanta architectural gem. The home recently sold to its first residents and I understand they are investing a significant amount of money to put on the finishing touches. I'm sure it will be amazing.