Home Tour: Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017

Wow, what an amazing spring weekend here in Atlanta!  The weather was perfect for a trip down to Buckhead for a home tour at the 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens.

The home was built in 1962 by architect James Means for Mr. and Mrs. Rawson Haverty (yes, the same family that owns Haverty’s furniture store!)  The brick used in the facade was salvaged from the original Federal Reserve building in downtown Atlanta, and the cobblestone drive also was salvaged from downtown Atlanta’s old cobblestone streets.

The current owners commissioned architect Yong Pak to add two wings to the original structure, adding a master suite on one side, and a 3 story wing with new kitchen, family room, screen porch, garage and garage apartment on the other side.  This brings the home’s total size to over 12,000 square feet.  Not too shabby for a historic mansion in tony Tuxedo Park!

Please excuse the phone pictures, I didn’t have my trusty Nikon with me.  Lesson learned, next time bring the wide-angle lens!  Now onto the home tour.



Gorgeous formal living room


“Hers” master closet


Lovely marble master bath


Beautiful and serene master suite


The master sitting area overlooks the backyard


Oh my, this pool is so inviting.  From here you can see the soccer fields at Westminster School in the distance.


The back porch



Wet bar


Formal dining room with hand-painted wallpaper


The view from the third floor guest suite down into the entry below


One of the stunning secondary bedrooms, each with it’s own private bath


A little art room tucked away on the second floor


I love this sunny breakfast room


The fabulous chef’s kitchen features Wolf appliances


The brand new vaulted family room


Stunning screened porch


The garage apartment


And last but not least, the masculine wood-paneled “man-cave”


The drive

The showhouse runs until Sunday, May 14, 2017.  Tickets are $30, proceeds benefit the Atlanta History Center.