With a swim-up pool house and enviable interior design to boot, this West Paces home provides a resort getaway experience while keeping the city at your fingertips.
A Roy Schallenberg painting hangs above the fireplace and is contrasted with pieces like the glass sculpture by Toland Sand sitting atop the coffee table.
When two Atlanta residents bought their home on West Paces in the ’90s, they were drawn in by the sense of escape it made them feel. “Our location on West Paces was like driving in the mountains, yet we were still in the city and in close proximity to everything,” says the homeowner. With a koi pond, waterfall and meandering lagoon-style pool, it’s no wonder the home feels worlds apart from Atlanta’s hustle and bustle.
The neutral hallway is complemented by colorful artwork including a Robert Cordisco sculpture and another Schallenberg painting.
The house had plenty of potential with its open spaces and traditional details. With the help of contractor and architect Bill Harrison of Harrison Design, the pair personally spearheaded the home’s interior design and completely transformed the space to fit their modern tastes. The couple sourced furnishings from top design names, including Roche Bobois, Ligne Roset and B&B Italia, to give the rooms a luxe upgrade. They also incorporated contemporary features such as stainless steel fireplaces, a curved glass staircase and a custom-built office with cabinetry and a desk designed by Tom Dorn. The SieMatic kitchen features sleek Sub-Zero and Miele appliances that provide the best of both design and function. A ’50s-style diner on the terrace level— undoubtedly the home’s entertaining space—features a full kitchen and built-in booths and adds a welcome vintage touch.
The dining area boasts prime views of the outdoor oasis.
The most enviable feature? The walls of windows in the back of the house that bring relaxation provided by landscaping artist Cla Allgood into the entire home. These windows flood the house with natural light, which provides excellent viewing of the couple’s considerable art collection. “We are collectors of glass, sculptures and art, which we have been accumulating throughout years of travel in other countries and the U.S. Some of the pieces that we have displayed in our home are from artists such as Shemi, Janklow, Vasarely, Britto, Agam, Schallenberg, Michael Baker, Karpuska and Peter Toland Sand, to name a few,” they share about their extensive collection, which is exhibited idyllically using lighted niches. With interiors like these, this modern abode can make even the busy city streets of Atlanta fade into the background. 1890 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, $2.695 million, Travis Reed, Harry Norman Realtors
Photography by: Josh Vick/Home Tour America