November 14 - December 8, 2019
4825 Woodvale Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Architecture: Harrison Design Developer: The O'Donnell Group LLC
Contractors: White Oak Fine Homes and Firelight Homes
Interior Selections & Specifications: The O'Donnell Group LLC
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles presents its annual Home for the Holidays Showhouse this November and December.
Architectural designer Frank Heery of Harrison Design—and nearly 20 interior designers—will transform a modestly-sized 1950s-era Saltbox at the end of a long drive on a nearly four-acre forested lot in Sandy Springs. “It was a well-built house, and we wanted to show people what you can do with a renovation,” Heery says.
The 5,500-square-foot, five-bedroom abode will include several new additions, each built with limestone foundations and clad with handsome wood lap siding. A distinctive new office tower on one end of the house will be balanced by a master bedroom wing on the other, its attached bath cantilevered over the verdant grounds like a floating glass box.
A second glass enclosure will contain a sculptural staircase that connects all three levels, offering lush back yard views while flooding the interior with natural daylight. And at the terrace level, a spacious new covered front porch with arched steel doors will open to a long swimming pool with a splayedinfinity edge that overlooks the creek below.
The additions give the house a sense of history and a narrative. “You can imagine that it was added onto over time,” Heery says. “You don’t always have to build new.”