Built in 1940, this comfortably elegant estate is rich in history. Sitting atop almost 6 acres, the privacy this home affords is a rare find in Buckhead.
A Palladian window aside the front door gives a glimpse into the grand, two-story great room that offers hardwood floors, transom-topped, double-hung windows and an inviting fireplace with a marble surround. Beautifully arched entryways define the rooms off the foyer. Fluted molding and keystones add detail to the stunning millwork.
The spacious dining room is large enough for 12 and boasts a built-in china cabinet, fireplace and two sets of French doors on opposite sides of the room. Recessed lighting adds a soft ambient glow. A more intimate dining space, adjacent to the kitchen, allows for more relaxed everyday dining. Crown and chair rail molding add elegance while a bay windows floods the room with natural light.
The gourmet kitchen is truly a wow factor! Panel-front appliances match the cabinetry and create a cohesive design. An oversized island provides a vegetable sink, additional seating and extra counter space. A Sub-Zero refrigerator and separate freezer, gas range, double oven, wine refrigerator and two dishwashers make meal preparation a breeze. The stunning wall of casement windows and overhead skylights truly makes this space inviting and warm. Enjoy views of lush greenery and the soft sunlight that streams into this dreamy workspace.
The spacious master bedroom is a haven from the everyday. Commencing with an inviting sitting area with a marble surround the fireplace, this retreat is the perfect place to curl up with a good book and unwind from the day.
The terrace level is equally charming with white-washed walls and lots of natural light. A wine cellar with a tasting table provides the perfect place to enjoy your extensive collection. This level also included a powder room and access to the outside.
Overlooking the flat and private backyard, the main house is an entertainer’s delight with oversized rooms flowing seamlessly from one to another as well as opening up to additional, outdoor formal courtyards and informal gardens and patios. Relax and soak up the sun by the tranquil pool that is surrounded by verdant trees and shrubbery. Inviting gardens, both formal and informal, invite guests to meander through the grounds and take in their serene surroundings.
The expansive guest house, featured in Veranda magazine, is in a class by itself with its own impressive setting overlooking lush private gardens and the glistening pool. Complete with a living room, kitchen and bathroom, this space is ideal for an au pair or in-laws.
This idyllic Buckhead setting, within City of Atlanta limits is close to Vinings, excellent schools and major highways, seems like an oasis in the city and is the perfect place to call home. Your new life awaits at 3777 Paces Ferry Road.
Cutting-Edge Design for an Innovative Performer: Bowie/Collector Part III Highlights:
Bowie was a voracious collector of the works of eccentric Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and the Milan-based Memphis group. The final session of the Bowie/Collector sale series will comprise pieces of cutting edge Italian design fitting for the most innovative and daring musician of his generation. Click here to discover some of the highlights, including the ‘Casablanca’ sideboard, from the first Memphis collection of 1981, and the RR 126 Radiophonograph, designed in 1965 by the brothers Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni for Brionvega.
“When you look at a piece of Memphis design, you see their unconventionality, the kaleidoscope of forms and patterns, the vibrant contrasting colours that really shouldn’t work but really do,” said Cécile Verdier, co-head of 20th-century design at Sotheby’s.”The works produced by the historical avant-garde design collaborative Memphis Milano, led by Ettore Sottsass, could not have found a more receptive and tuned-in audience than David Bowie”.
Ettore Sottsass, ‘Carlton’ bookcase
Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni, ‘RR 126 Radiophonograph,’ designed for Brionvega.
What I find so interesting about this auction is not just the beautiful pieces of contemporary art, but it also provides a glimpse into the mind and interests of David Bowie outside of music. Clearly, he appreciates innovative designs that aren’t always accepted immediately and this demonstrates that his genius is not only applicable to music, but all the creative arts, too.