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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,

Kyle

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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.

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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.

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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.

Mysterious.

Alluring.

Captivating.

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,

Kyle

#AtlantaLiving

#southerngems

#thebeautyofHomerevealed

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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. (more…)

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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.

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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. (more…)

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I Love to find patterns.  Patterns in the marketplace.  Patterns in emerging developments.  Patterns in people’s behaviors.  The crazy thing is though, so often I fail to see any of the patterns in my own life.  While driving from one project to another last week, I began to connect a few of the dots.  You see, I’ve never considered myself to be defined by one single architectural style.  In fact, I can find beauty in a home regardless of being a part of any particular vernacular.  I’ve adored some Greek Revivals.  Pined over the beach cottage bungalow.  Respected true southern estate homes.  And, revered the English Country Manor.  But lately, I find myself piling up a collection of similarly styled homes while trying to articulate my own future Dream Home.

Some of these you may recognize from previous posts.  Check out here, here and here.

McAlpine Tankersley Masterpiece

McAlpine Tankersly Masterpiece

Peter Block Beaut

 While these are relatively famous, there are others that consistently distract me as I shoot around town.

Brookhaven Baby!

Hidden on Blackland

Such Subtle Style

Now this one is quickly becoming my favorite.

So Perfectly Situated

A Pure Delight

 

Everything about this home is just simply comfortable.  I love the low roof lines, the beautifully shaped dormers, the offering of the shaded recesses, the strength and refinement of the masonry and the mixture of both colors and textures.  And then there’s the magnificent landscape…so well taken care of.  For me, the home states to the world that you’ve made it and yet you have the least little desire to flaunt it.   The whole ensemble makes me feel at ease. 

I think if you wanted to get technical, each of these homes would fall into the category of the French Country genre.  labeling them though, is not much of a concern to me.  What is of interest is that there is a common thread running through the entire collection.  It is the way they make me feel.  Perfectly at peace.  Now that’s how I want to spend my days.

All my Best,

Kyle

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