Danielle Rollins’ Tuxedo Park estate seamlessly blends design and luxury with form and function—and did we mention it’s up for grabs?
Shades of blue reign supreme throughout the home.
Six years ago, Danielle Rollins, founder and creative director of Danielle Rollins Interiors, moved into this Colonial-style home on Blackland Road—and the rest is history. Sitting on nearly 10,000 square feet, the exterior of the 1971-built home can be best summed up in three words: “classic, functional and welcoming,” says Rollins. Lush greenery and towering trees engulf the charming (and gated!) white brick estate, creating a private retreat. Venture farther in the yard and discover the whimsical formal garden, complete with idyllic white picket fences and iron pergolas. Completing the outdoor oasis are the in-ground pool and chic covered seating area.
One step inside the grand entrance unveils a perfect marriage of craftsmanship and design with approachable luxury living. “My favorite homes are ones that unfold and reveal their beauty once inside, rather than immediately,” shares Rollins, who incorporated bright hues—most notably many shades of blue—throughout the six-bedroom home. “By using a well-thought-through color plan, the flow from one room to the next has a nice cohesiveness,” notes Rollins.
For the design, Rollins wanted “an uberpractical floor plan with good sightlines to create an open-air feel, but that still gave definition for each space to have its own function.” The natural light-filled space—achieved via triple-hung windows—was thoughtfully planned to accommodate the best of both worlds: practical living and large-scale entertaining. “I spent countless hours tweaking how the house would function most efficiently, always keeping the inside-outside connection in mind,” says Rollins.
The kitchen boasts an oversize island, top-of-the-line appliances, stone countertops and a large walk-in pantry, among other high-end designs.
Situated on the main level, the master boasts an intimate living area, dual bathrooms with a large soaking tub, his and hers walk-in closets and optimal vistas of the garden—not to mention a prime location just 32 steps from bed to morning swim, notes Rollins. On the lower level, a climate-controlled wine room, a top-notch game room and a private guest suite are just a few of the home’s unrivaled offerings. But, for Rollins, it’s the library and living room she gravitates to. “I love the living room because it’s one of those grand spaces that’s inviting and comfortable, yet well-layered, and you notice something new every time you’re there,” she shares. “And the library seems to be the family gathering space. It’s warm, cozy and seems to be the space we all end up with a glass of wine, dogs and cat, kids and friends to unwind after a long day.”
A view of the formal garden
To complete her dream home, Rollins called on some treasured design brands to get the job done, including handpainted scenic panels from de Gournay in the dining room; Brunschwig & Fils Althea classic print on the pair of settees in the mud hall; Schumacher’s Zanzibar Trellis pattern in the master, which is mixed with Lee Jofa Hollyhock chintz; Sister Parish Albert print; rich Ralph Lauren plaids; Phillip Jeffries grass cloth in the library; and Mary Meade Evans-painted floors. But those aren’t the only designer names you’ll find; Rollins also incorporated her own collabs, both past and future, throughout the space. “The house has really been my design laboratory,” adds Rollins. “I developed a lot of the things I’ll be featuring in upcoming collaborations here. The outdoor furniture would be the biggest example.”
Rollins carried the blue hues into the master bathroom.
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. But with the end of this chapter comes a new beginning for the future homeowners. And don’t worry, Rollins plans to keep a footprint in Atlanta—and we have a feeling that means more stellar designs on the horizon. $4.750 million, Chrissy Neumann, Ansley Atlanta, 225 Blackland Road NW
Photography by: All photos by Lesley Unruh, Sarah Dorio and Matthew Mead/courtesy of Home Tour America