There are two ways I approach looking at and studying homes in magazines. First, is my initial response to the mood, colors and style that either speaks to me or doesn’t. Second, if I dismiss a house quickly as not my style, I still like to study the details of construction and how design predicaments are solved. There is always something to be learned from taking a closer look at all elements of design.
Working with interior designer Sherry Hart, builder Michael Ladisic’s sprawling, light-filled home in Peachtree Park combines many of my favorite elements – white walls, large leaded windows, and painted brick – in a soothing color palette of neutrals, white and grey. The limestone facade and large windows are influenced by the architecture of Rosemary and Alys Beach giving the home a contemporary coastal design.
Iron and glass doors lead to the foyer.
A facade of limestone, painted brick and iron favors a coastal style.
Love all the subtle details from the mismatched windows, to the double planters and dutch door.
A traditional custom hood on a wall of grey tiles mixes beautifully with a contemporary island.
Dining chairs are covered in a Kravet indoor/outdoor fabric.
The 18-foot barrel-vault ceilings add to the drama of the arched windows surrounded by natural wood shutters.
A stunning bath set on large marble tiles in a herringbone pattern adds a modern feel.
Outdoor living in the courtyard reflects the same aesthetic as the house.
The pool house includes a guest room and a glass garage door that opens to the backyard.
photos: Erica George Dines
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles