Monday, May 9, 2011

Home Tour Photos

Our little town had a fantastic Homes Tour this past weekend.  If you live in the Atlanta area, mark your calendar for next year!  (Click here to see the homes that were featured this past weekend.)  We host a tour every December and every May - with a kitchen tour thrown in the mix every now and then.


One of the homes I toured this weekend is the country estate of Randy Korando and Dan Belman. The two own Boxwood Gardens and Gifts in Atlanta. They bought an extremely ugly ranch home and redesigned the home into a magnificent Victorian, with a load of character. The wood, mirrors, doors, archways, accessories, furniture, sinks, etc. came from various time periods and locales.  This is essentially a new home carefully constructed to look old.  Every room has so much character and style, it was difficult to leave one area and visit the next space.

(Keep in mind this was a Tour - most photos include a stranger, or two!)





Each bathroom is unique, but there is alot of old, white marble (my favorite!) 
This floor was constructed of wide planks - painted white.

 


And here is another bathroom, carefully compiled to look aged.....


This photo shows another example of old wood salvaged from other buildings.  The chandelier was a relic, as well....




One of my favorite features is this ornate mirror over a mantle in a bedroom.  The mirror has been transformed into a hiding spot for the television!

 



(My friend Hannah held the mirror for me.)





Here is a "do-able" idea from the dining room......




Place a collection of ironstone and silver in groups.  This little shelf above the doorway into the kitchen is perfect - it helps bring the massive fireplace and tall ceilings down in scale, a little bit.



The outdoor living areas were also dreamy....
 




The 200+ acre property is stunning. 



And even the screened porches are well appointed.  This gigantic mirror is absolutely perfect on the porch.



I thought this doggie station was a particularly clever idea......



The floor of the master closet was an old stained glass window.  (The room beneath, therefore, had a stained glass mirror on the ceiling, above.)




My puny little pocket camera did not do this home justice.  The house also appeared in Traditional Home magazine a couple of years ago.  For professional photos that appeared in Traditional Home magazine, go here

Tomorrow, I will share more pocket-camera-photos of Jimmy Stanton's second home, also located in Madison.

Back to reality!  Enjoy your day!





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7 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

Your camera did that house plenty of justice...it's absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see the next house you feature!

Kat :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous!! Martina

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a gorgeous Home! I love all the painted woodwork.
xo,
Sherry

Terry said...

Thanks. I didn't know. Tours non-stop in May.

Isabel said...

I LOVE the outside area! Just beautiful:O)

classic • casual • home said...

How cute is the doggie station? And the gorgeous grounds?!

Gail Peterson said...

What a beautiful home! I love the boxwood garden,doggie water station and the Chandelier in the Dining.. Oh and all the rest was delightfull too!
xo,
Gail
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