You know, I may be a little weird.  I recognize that.  I own that fact.  You see, I was just out back opening the pool and taking great satisfaction in the process.  I find comfort in the act of restoring order to that chaotic mess.  Enjoying the evening in a tranquil, restful, easy frame of mind.  Just three days ago, it was a hibernating, murky mess and today, it is crystal clear.  I love it and now everything thing is right with my world once again.

In another arena, we’ve been spending the past couple of weekends whipping the property back into shape.  You see, we live in a wooded setting that for the most part is heavily landscaped.  And as y’all know, the storms this year have certainly taken their toll leaving a ton of debris in their wake.  So, it seems like we’ve had a continual fire going on in a corner, consuming every scrap piece of limb, trunk, trash and “whatever” we could throw in it.  Now, we can sit back and enjoy the blooms.  Once again, the yard is in order.

Can you see why a Well Composed Home resonates so much with me.  It is in the core of who I am.  It resonates deep down in my soul.  Now that I’ve become aware of this unique side to my nature, it has opened my eyes to some opportunities that are out there in the market place.  Yes, I am still building.  I will never stop building.  Hopefully, the caliber and significance of the projects that we are involved with will continue to rise and that we can be challenged in ways that we could never even imagine.  With that though, I decided to launch a new endeavor.  One in the world of staffing for positions in a variety of personal service sectors.  Thus Thrive Partners, LLC has been born.  Our primary focus is to fulfill staffing needs in the areas of Estate Managers, House Managers, Ranch Managers, Personal Assistants, Personal Chefs, Nutritionists, Groundskeepers, Personal Drivers, Domestic Staffing, Event Planners, Security Personnel, Senior Companions and yes, even Boat Captains.  (Our secondary focus is to assist in placing individuals into management positions in the residential construction market.  Restoring an industry back to its original glory).

Through our contacts and connections in the homebuilding realm with the finest trade contractors and vendors in the industry, not to mention the cream of the crop in professional managers, we feel that a natural transition for us would be to step in and fill the void of assisting homeowners in managing their properties and lives.  The world is moving at a very fast pace, and we’re here to help manage it all.

Now here’s to the great news, with only two short weeks of full operation in the books, I’m happy to report that we have three placement opportunities that we are currently working on and that we have two top-tiered candidates who have signed on looking for their dream careers.  We’ve also established two key territory reps as a part of our management team who will be actively establishing the Thrive Partners reach.  This is going to be a blast.  If you’d like to learn more about what we’re up to and how we can assist, please visit our site at ThrivePartnersLLC.com.

Here’s to a successful 2015 and a time to Thrive for all.

All My Bests,


So, what do you see?  What do you think?

How does this strike you?

Keeping things well under control.

Keeping things well under control.

I have to say, when I first saw this photo, it struck a chord deep within me.  Beauty aside, what a simple statement of order instilled.  Composure.  Such calm.  I love it.   Continue Reading »

It’s crazy how it can take half a lifetime sometimes for someone to get a clear understanding of who they are. I’ve often thought of myself to be of a rebellious nature. A reckless of sorts. In reality though, I actually love order. I love for things to be congruent. I think if you boil it down, for me, it’s an appreciation and a deep yearning to see people as who they really are. Who they were uniquely designed to be. Continue Reading »

Ha ~ This one totally cracked me up.  You know how in my last post, I talked about the elusive masterpieces tucked away on gracious Atlantan Lots.  Architectural gems that are hidden all around town.  Beautifully sculpted dream homes with magnificent detailing designed by abundantly talented artisans. Well, I’ve been intrigued with this one from the road for some time now.




You’d think that this is a gentleman’s farm stuck right in the heart of Buckhead.  Based off of the country feel and the regal barn, what do you suppose the main house will look?

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Welcome to Grand Ol’ Atlanta. There’s no other place like it. 75 to 100 years ago, the outlining boundary of the city was acre after acre of rolling country side. Gentleman farms for the families of the business tycoons who pioneered this burgeoning new town. It was not uncommon at all for a family to build their estate on a 60+ acre piece while their children occupied the forty acres to the south and their best friends another forty to the west. Even though the parcels have been broken down over the years, they still remain magnificent!

What this translates into is an air of privacy, of sophistication, of style that is rarely seen in any residential community, anywhere. And, one that is almost impossible to replicate.







Chalk it up to massive lots, crowned with a spectacular coverage of trees, meticulously placed homes, architectural gemstones, and what you have left is just plain Magical.




Beauty unfolding with every turn. Treasures held exclusively for family and close friends.

And, for some of us, the joy of exploration.

All my Bests,





Sorry, it’s been so long, but things have really been crazy.

With that said, I want to re-introduce the site. Tweaking and re-vamping it a bit.

Less Words ~ More Photos. Keeping things short and sweet while cutting to the point. Heck, I’m busy, your busy, you don’t want to hear me blab on and on, we just want to look at cool homes, Right?

So what is Well Composed.

It has nothing to do with size or magnitude. Price or zip code.  Nothing to do with complexity. It’s where the elements flow together seamlessly.  Where a personal tapestry is created.  From the outside ~ appearing comfortable and effortless.  In fact, it is in this simplicity that ultimately Elegance is achieved. The common thread running through anything Well Composed is Design. Intentional, thoughtful Design.

I just finished up this home on Lake Lanier and it was a blast to build.



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Our client spent 8 years looking for his perfect lot.  Nearly 3 years designing the home.  And, in the end, he is absolutely overjoyed.

After years of planning, shaping, configuring, integrating ~ all of his wildest dreams have come to fruition.

And his biggest goal, to have as near to Net Zero living as possible, was accomplished.  Through the aid of Solar power, Solar hot water heating and one incredible automation system, we came pretty darn close.

Earning a HERS rating of “9”

A Blower Door test score of 1.7

And a Duct Blaster test score of 2.7  (All of which are personal bests for me).

I’d say we pulled it off.

Special Thx to:

I-Homes Atlanta

Radiance Solar

and of course ~

Carl Seville

For being the technical gurus to guide us through this daunting task.

For me though, my greatest satisfaction came from watching his excitement build and ultimately turn into joy as everything that he had hoped for came into being.  He’s given the home the name “Ventanas al Cielo” which means ~ Windows to Heaven which basically says it all.  Love That.  You can read more about it Here on his personal site.

Next post, we’ll venture back down into Buckhead and uncover some beautiful hidden treasures.

Keep an eye out.

All my Bests,


Hey ~ we’ll get straight to the meat with this one.  It’s Thanksgiving weekend and I’m having a wonderful time down in Macon, GA.  Enjoying the season with the extended family and soaking in the beautiful weather.  As with a lot of family get-togethers though, some of the conversations have settled in around current events.  All the basic junk that you hear over and over.  Kind of a steady drumbeat of a bleak outlook. Continue Reading »


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