The Perfect Pitch

If you know me, you know that wonderful houses get me really excited.  The cover house of the August issue of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles does not disappoint.  I am amazed that this home was built on spec.  The developer was John Mears, architect was Stan Dixon and builder was Benecki Fine Homes.  The designer was Betty Burgess.

Holly, with

Things That Inspire

, did a fabulous post following the story of the house from spec development to magazine cover.

This is such a beautiful home. The exterior makes you anticipate what's to come on the inside!

The inside courtyard is decked with a grassy center surrounded by pea gravel paths.  Looks pretty good huh?

But just look what the homeowners did after they bought the house.  This is , ok you know my favorite word by now, FABULOUS!!  The paved bluestone and landscaping with the addition of the pool is over the top!

This picture illustrates the bones of the kitchen and the layout.

The kitchen was lovely before, but it's even more splendid after being designed by Betty Burgess.

The photo above shows the exquisite library before the design phase.

The blue velvet furniture and accents really pop against the warm earthtones in the library.

As you can see, the living room is very spacious and open.

Betty Burgess did a wonderful job of completing a formal and casual split between the two sides of the living room.

The idea to use a window above the sink in the powder room is very unique.

The finishing touches to the powder room are very beautiful. The wall design is infused into the bench upholstery.

Photos courtesy of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Erica George Dines

For complete commentary from Holly visit

Things That Inspire

.  She obviously really knows this house and did a great job filling us in on all the details.  For the original article from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles,

click here.

I think the addition of the pool and the landscaping around it has to be one of my favorite additions.  What do you think about this spec house?  Pretty amazing huh?  Do you have a favorite part?

It's your turn.  Lets talk!

P.S. Stay tuned.  We'll be announcing the winner of the Antique leather books on Monday!  You don't want to miss that.  It just might be you!