Sunday, January 27, 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.
A classic example of Philip Trammell Shutze's incredible talent, this home exudes the original charm and elegance from the time it was built in 1937. His penchant for symmetry is evident in the architecture of this beautiful home. Rich colors bring the rooms to life as you enjoy a walk through distinguished settings with fireplaces aglow, jib head windows, and a Shutze signature curved staircase in the front entry.
Hidden behind a gated brick wall near the Governor’s Mansion sits one of the most beautiful estates in Atlanta. A masterpiece of construction designed by Abreu and Robeson with architectural details that are absolutely breathtaking, the home is still very comfortable with formal rooms that are used daily. Norman Askins charming attic buildout is reminiscent of something from a British novel.
Danielle Rollins' transformation of an outdated, overlooked 1970’s Georgian house with good bones but zero curb appeal, lacking in style and utterly devoid of personality into to a traffic stopping “wow” of a glamorously casual southern family home is one you won’t want to miss. From the moment you enter through her signature blue front door, you are immediately enveloped into design wonderland. Each room seems to invite a guest in to play a game of cards and beckons to sit, relax, have a cocktail and read a book.
Privately hidden from Northside Drive on family property, this house built in 1951 originally belonged to former Atlanta mayor Ivan Allen and his wife Louise. Grandson Beau and his interior designer wife, Allison Allen, embraced the opportunity to redecorate and redefine it with a stunning transformation in only a few months.
Built in 1910, Villa Lamar is an Italian Renaissance mansion designed by nationally-known architect George O. Totten, Jr. of Washington, D.C. With a red tile roof and a Palladian style loggia entrance, it is the only identified work of Totten in Georgia. He was known for designing many monumental federal buildings, which may be why William Bailey Lamar, a U.S. Congressman from 1903 to 1909, chose him when he commissioned the residence. The Philadelphia firm of Meehan and Sons designed the property’s landscape in 1911, which included formal terraced gardens at the rear of the house.