January 28, 2018
12 noon – 5 pm
Step into a world of timeless style as five of Atlanta's most beautiful private residences are opened to the public for just one day. Each home is a showcase of the best in interior design, architecture, and the art of good living.
“Knollwood,” an exquisite melding of English Georgian style and southern charm, was originally constructed in 1929 by noted architect Philip Shutze. This once ninety-acre estate, and now a three-acre oasis, is dotted with gorgeous gardens, fruit trees, and a grand fountain. Inside, the interior includes elaborate moldings crowning original plaster walls with hand-crank shutters.
Peachtree Battle Avenue
This newly-built home with craftsmanship and exquisite design details is the collaborative product of Billy Huger and architect Duane Stone. Expansive steel mullioned windows throughout the house allow for luminous interiors filled with natural light. With interiors designed by Felicia Huger, the lovely family home features a fresh take on the use of French, English, and American antiques.
Originally designed and built by Verner Martin in 1966, this historic estate home, located along the scenic banks of the Chattahoochee River, sits on 16 acres alongside the original family home.First renovated in 1980 with architect Jack Thomas and builder Bob Goodsell, a beautiful addition of a den with a large stone fireplace was included in a renovation by architect Duane Stone and builder Alan Layson of Constructive Innovations in 2002.
Built in 1951 for the Patterson family, this Lewis Crook designed home was purchased by interior designer John Banks in 2014. A renovation by Spitzmiller and Norris brought this elegant, yet cozy, home to its current state of perfection. A contemporary art collection combined with one-of-a-kind antiques showcase the designer’s unique style. An acanthus leaf and Greek key design create continuity throughout the house and gardens.
Palisades, built in 1920, was renovated by Keith Summerour in 2015 when, desiring a walkable area close to the Atlanta restaurant scene, he moved back to the city from Towerhouse Farm. The builder of Palisades was Mike Gullett. A gym was added by Danny Combs and Billy Cobb. Landscape architect Jeremy Smearman of planters and interior dsigner Caroline Normark each participated in the Palisades we see today. The home is filled with Summerour's original artwork inspired by his travels both domestic and international.