Saturday, March 26, 2016

On the market: a beautiful house with a transformed kitchen

Spring is here, and so is the house selling season in Atlanta! As I drive around town, I see for sale signs everywhere. It seems as if people who have held off on listing their houses over the past few years are taking advantage of Atlanta’s robust real estate market, and many houses I have admired from afar can now be see online.

One house in particular caught my eye this week. I saw the home on a fundraising tour a few years ago, and remember really liking the serene feel to the house and property.

This impressive 11 year old house sits on 4 acres in the prime area of Buckhead. The inside is as beautiful as the outside - there is a serene feel to the house and property. No architect or designer is noted in the house listing, so if anyone has information please email me!

I don’t remember seeing the diamond/cabochon painted pattern on the entry floors. I wonder if this is a new design?

The dining room has a serene look and feel, and one of my favorite chandeliers is the scene stealer – the Niermann Weeks Swedish Crystal Chandelier. The lovely delicate lines are perfect for the room and for the overall feel of the house.

In the title of this post, I noted a transformed kitchen. The original kitchen won an Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles kitchen award, and was designed by Design Galleria when the house was built in 2005.  The updated kitchen retains the same bones, of course, but was freshened up by the new owners; note the counter tops, cabinet hardware, and counter tops, then look at the “before” kitchen pictures below.

Here is the kitchen as it was designed when the house was new in 2005. In 2005, I remember an acquaintance building a house with marble counter tops, and that was a novelty at the time. Black granite counter tops were very much in style back in 2005.

A view of the range - note the moldings and details. I featured this kitchen in a post I wrote in 2009 about kitchens (click here to view) - one of my all time favorite posts! I studied every detail of this kitchen when we were designing our house. 

Now compare to the updated kitchen with its marble countertops and updated nickel pulls and handles (image captured from virtual tour), and a TV over the stove mantel. If you go back to the real estate listing picture, note how the light fixtures have been updated too; they are streamlined globes with much simpler lines.

Continuing with the tour, an elegant kitchen eating area also features a Niermann Weeks chandelier. Note the beautiful detail on the curtains.

The family room connects to the kitchen and eating area. I love that the arched doorway continued the shape of the built in shelves, and the placement of the TV on the wall instead of the mantel is so interesting!

Another highlight of the main floor, captured from the virtual tour – a lovely groin vault hall and herringbone floors.

A detailed view of the iron railing, in the upstairs landing.

An upstairs sitting room with accents of pink in the art, the window seats, and the bookshelves.

A serene master bedroom.

When I saw the house on tour, the rooms I remembered the most were the teen rooms. They were not in the real estate listing pictures, but they were in the virtual tour. The pink chandelier is the perfect touch for this room!

Another fun teen room with a surfing theme.

The back of the house and a view of the pool.

Finally, an aerial picture of the house and the 4+ acres of property that it sits on. This captures what constantly amazes me about Atlanta – there are houses with acres of property that are surrounded by trees, yet are located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta and right in the heart of Buckhead.

The house is listed by Atlanta Fine Homes/the Bayne Group; listing can be seen here. There are quite a few rooms that I did not feature, so if you want to see more I encourage you to view the listing!

I hope you enjoyed the tour! Did you have a favorite room? What did you think of the kitchen update? I liked the old kitchen a lot, but I love the new fixtures and the marble counter tops, which futher emphasize the serene and light feel of the house. 

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  1. What a lovely home......isn't it amazing how those marble countertops have transformed the kitchen? It's like an entirely different room!
    Happy Easter!

  2. I looked at the online listing. I was wondering why you did not include living room pictures. The living room seems unfinished, somehow. Like they took something out of the room that was over the mantel. Really pretty house, though - $8 million dollars, whoa!

  3. I'm so glad you're writing your blog again! I enjoy all of your posts they're always informative and well written. I discovered this blog while doing some research on painted brick houses - I had wanted to paint the bricks on my house for years. Your blog had so much information and so many examples of painted bricks I felt I finally had enough info to go for it! And now that it's painted I LOVE IT! Its like having a new house.

  4. Exactly. Atlanta is amazing for having homes feeling rural but are minutes from downtown. Alas, some of those homes are in the helicopter path of tv station or hospital.

    Hope you do a post about your garden later this summer. Of course I want to see how it's growing !! Thank you, selfishly, in advance.

    Garden & Be Well, XO T

  5. A gorgeous home and I love the new marble countertops, timeless!!
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend Holly!

    Featuring Artist Scott McBee

  6. Would you please show houses that are for those of us that do not have millions of dollars?

  7. It's amazing how styles change. The old kitchen is really really nice, but I like the marble counters better! The cabinet style though, seems to still be in style. Glad you are posting again! Also, I like you showing expensive homes... It's not something you see everyday!

  8. Wow, what a gorgeous house! Just love that kitchen - the counters are stunning and I love the little circular breakfast room! I will be pinning some of these images for sure!


  9. I'm a crystal chandelier lover, however, I really think the new kitchen lighting is so much "cooler." franki

  10. I'd take EITHER kitchen, but I actually like the original best!


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