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 »
The other day I wrote a post about an amazing home that we had a chance to explore and about the conversations that subsequently developed surrounding the “Character” of the home. How it primarily goes back to the level of thought that is put forward into the formation of the project. As I think about it a little bit more though, there is another piece of the puzzle that is worthy of consideration. You see, after that evening, a friend of mine sent me a link of a North Carolina Architectural firm, who he has been following, showing off some of their spectacular work.
Well… all I can say is, I hate it that you missed this one. What an amazing home to run through.
Evening was falling; and yet, the entire crew was converging fast. Filled with anticipation. Darting through Atlanta’s traffic with a single purpose in mind. I knew that we would have a great turn out, but, I was truly impressed when I turned the corner onto Andrews Drive at 5:58 only to find it already throughly lined. The only thing more impressive was the stature of the Home with every window lit as it sat in the backdrop of a heavily wooded lot. Our hosts, the team of Dawn Mullins at Harry Normans, were wonderful. They took care of everything. Even providing chauffeuring services, escorting attendees up the lengthy cobblestone driveway.
Having being dropped at the foot of this masterpiece, we began to soak it all in.
Well ~ It’s that time of year. The holiday season is upon us and a ton of cool events are comin’ down the pipes. Stay plugged in here and I’ll feed you as many as I can.
Let me start out these postings with one of my favorite groups: The Insitute of Classical Architecture and Art.
The other week, we had a guest lecture and book signing from the lendendary Gil Schafer at one of Atlanta’s most prominent architect’s personal home. Instead of going on and on with this one, I think I’ll just shut up and let the photos speak for themselves. Continue Reading »
You know I love architecture. I live for it. I suppose that most people get that about me. (Hopefully, not to the point of bordering on excessive / just to be seen as a genuine passion). That’s certainly why I do what I do. Whether restoring an older home back to it’s original beauty or bringing a new one up out of the ground to stand on its own, I love witnessing the nature of the home as it is revealed. To me, exceptional architecture and design transcends the visual. It reaches deep down into one’s soul and attaches to the very essence of our being. It is something that we can connect to and relate to. It calms us and generates a true heartfelt joy. When done well, it is something that you feel at the very core of who you are.
That is why when I saw these photos of a project by Castro Design Studio float across Facebook, I knew that I would have to share them. This Home simply exudes perfection which translates into pure comfort. I hope you enjoy. Continue Reading »
Hey Guys ~ I’m back. Man, has it been crazy over here. We’ve just moved into our new home and are loving every minute of getting adjusted. There are a lot of great stories here, but, I’m going to hold onto to those for now. You see, I’ve got another story that simply needs to be told. This evening, I was out for a run when I passed a forgotten development. The entrance has been chained up for years. It’s name has been taken down. I knew what was up in there, but, I didn’t want to see it again. Basically because things have been going really good lately and this was certainly a reminder of tougher days. Days that we don’t necessarily want to re-live. Then something told me that I needed to share “the other side of the story” so I ventured on up. Continue Reading »
Yep, that’s me. I’d be the idiot that you would usually find hanging off the back of a jet ski with a camera in my hand. In fact, if anyone could draw a caricature of that (Ahem … Kane Hawkins, who happens to be the best illustrator I’ve ever met) I’d love to have one as my new profile pic.
Anyway, here’s a little randomness from the Lake.
Who doesn’t get excited about new construction these days.
Yeah, that’s a Harrison Sign! They’re absolutely everywhere these days.
I don’t think that a day went by when I didn’t see a crane or pump truck in full swing. Love It!
A Collection of Classic Lake Property ~
I guess I was in a classic white, gracious, state of mind this week.
New Editions ~
Local Guys Crushing It!
Docks that embody the essence of Lake Burton ~
While I Love these quintessential boat houses, this more modern one has recently captured my heart.
I think we spend far too much time up here; however, it is one of the best places on earth to waste the day away at.
I would take this one any day of the week. Pretty awesome how it sits real low on the water in such an unassuming manner.
On the other hand, even this one would work just fine. Anything to get in on the Lake and then transform it into the sweetest cottage on the waters.
Until next time…
All my Bests,