The desire we shared with our clients was to create a home in the character of an old Anglican church or English Manor. We sought the honest, raw and natural character that these structures have. The whimsy, magic and mystery of the old English manor that we can all picture in our mind is the stuff of fairy tales, action-adventure and romantic novels. The home is mysterious and evocative; one cannot guess what is around that corner or behind that wall.
Rough stone parapetted end walls anchor the house while smooth limestone and slate roofing create a simple elegance that gains character over time. While the façade is formal and sophisticated, one is surprised and thrilled after passing through the front door. Soaring spaces, thickened passages and dramatic forward and crossing axes make up the formal front part of the house. Stained wood, raw steel, stone walls and concrete floor tile all lend an air that one could easily find in an old English manor while the narrow mezzanines, winding stairs, and built in bookcases create the magic that we envisioned from the start.
This house has been expertly crafted by John Welsey Hammer and was completed in the Spring of 2016. It was featured on the Junior League of Atlanta's Tour of Kitchens and in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles.