It’s about this time of the year that my southern blood is yearning for a taste of SPRING. So a March 28th birthday provides just the excuse to head south, to Atlanta, back to my old stomping grounds to seek out its beautiful homes and their landscapes in the early blush of the season.
Two points make the old Northwest Atlanta residential area so memorable and outstanding. It is extensive, going on for seemingly miles, a jewel in a fast growing large city. It is this development, however, that tends to mask the very relevant second point…that Atlanta was built in the center of a hardwood forest. You’ll be aware of this as you scroll through my images with those tall arboreal treasures adding their majesty to the residences. Hope you’ll enjoy this “visit” to Atlanta as much as I did…
There’s something about a brick home with limestone pilasters that moves it to the top of my favorites list.
A centered driveway, punctuated with formal planting on either side, complements the buff-colored Georgian-style residence.
Aah, Georgia stone shown off to its best!
An inspired design of curved boxwood hedges that will be filled in with the first spring planting.
Dreamy early spring in Atlanta!
Love what this dramatic set of stairs adds to the street view.
Sweeping lawns are a signature design detail of this residential area.
Old Northwest Atlanta properties have artfully mastered that residential necessity—gated entrances.
And next week, April 18th, I’ll be featuring the home and garden above in my post…