This is a quintessentially Southern home! Normally Greek revival style is not my favorite, but this house has undergone a meticulous renovation over the past few years and the results are simply magnificent. The upper porch was added during the renovation, giving the home more of a Louisiana/French Creole feel. I much prefer when columns are visually broken up this way.
I apologize for the skewed nature of this picture, but it gives an idea of the home in its setting. During the renovation, two wings were added to the front to make a courtyard.
Here is a picture of the home from the tax records - this was probably taken over a decade ago, but it shows that a big transformation has taken place. My favorite change: the series of French doors added to the front of the home, including three on the upper porch.
I also love the addition of a front parking courtyard; it reminds me of the front courtyard of Blenheim Palace in the town of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. From Atlanta to Oxfordshire - you never know where a post is going to take you!
I hope you enjoyed the 'Fourth of July' house as much as I did! I seem to recall that the owners of this home also decorate for Christmas, so I will need to return in December for an update.
Post edit: Architect Brad Heppner was responsible for the remarkable transformation of this beautiful house.