Border Estate (Atlanta, Ga)12 photos It was a real privilege to work on this one of a kind Estate home with Land Plus Associates and a top Landscape installer. Apart from renovating the exterior facade of this amazing historic Italian villa matching the aged stucco and adding Limestone panels, we were honored to work in so many different areas doing different types of renovation and new construction, adding many elements to make it even more spectacular than it already was! You know it's a special place when you feel like you're in a remote, secluded forest, but actually you're only 10 minutes from Downtown Atlanta!
Lichenstein Residence - Finch Forest Trail (Atlanta, Ga)9 photos This Mediterranean Estate encompasses no less than 5 acres. The Front area includes a Beige Pea Gravel Aggregate driveway, large Motor court with intricate design and an alternate turn around ($80k). Additional highlights include Lime stone steps and columns around the motor court (pictures posted when available). Each side has painted Cypress access gates, Burl stone slab stepping stones and 6' privacy walls and Columns matching the home (Stucco).
The rear area is the epitome of entertaining, framed by a magnificent pool terrace constructed from the rare 'Burl stone', set in an elegant Diamond pattern. Feel the serenity of the invigorating spa, or relax on the spa coping while the gentle cascade of the water falls wash away every care.
Other elements to enliven the senses include the timeless beauty of Buff Limestone pool coping and 6 intricate columns, fit together like a puzzle. The project focal point is a Grand fireplace cladded in Field stone/ Lime stone and several Field stone raised planting beds.
As you exit the kitchen, you notice splashes of color from multiple Planted pots, And the entire terrace, pool and spa are set on a perfect radius of sweeping Lime stone steps ushering you into an idyllic oasis. The carved niche in this massive hillside hides a special treasure, 'paradise found'.
Sweet Residence - Construction process / Finished Work26 photos This was another fantastic project, with many different elements from other projects. It's always a challenge to do new things and this was no exception.
Having great people to work with, doing amazing work, makes it a pleasure to come to work as well! We literally worked from the cul-de sac to the far back side and the left and right sides of the home. There were so many different min- projects happening simultaneously, I felt like I was managing multiple projects!
Also, working with Land Plus and these gracious homeowners, it was an honor to be a part of this endeavor.
Tiller Residence- Eagle Point, Woodstock (Atlanta, Ga)9 photos A suburban project, involving filling in an area to accommodate the outdoor entertaining area by using modular block in layers to raise and level the entire landscape over 10' from the original grade... after first photo of the gate, the entrance to the side and rear property, its as though we're walking backwards until reaching the terrace.
Rasmus Estate- (Atlanta, Ga) **Construction Process**21 photos This project was my biggest undertaking, albeit Residential, it seemed almost otherworldly with many twists/ turns (unforeseen obstacles), not for the beginner! In hindsight, it was truly a fantastic challenge and an equally rewarding experience- 'nothing ventured, .....' I have stories to tell, but that's for another time.
I've only been able to post pics from the Perimeter Privacy Wall 'construction phase'. It's proving quite difficult to get a photographer out there, as I've been out of the country for an extended period. Hopefully, someone can shoot this 'ultra- lux' Par 3 driving range and putting green soon though!
Lamb Residence- Cherokee Rd (Atlanta, Ga)4 photos This was my first project with Land Plus Associates. The principal architect, Alec Michaelides entrusted me with every detail of construction. I had worked hard for years and had great subs, but I couldn't err in the process, there was no room for error, Alec was counting on me. I learned to see every part of the process in advance to avoid re- doing things (no BIG fires). Every 'line detail' had to be executed perfectly and timely (on- schedule). Previously, I had not done 'quite' this scale of a project, but was certainly eager for the challenge and thankfully the Homeowners were very gracious, a joy to do business with.
As it turned out, it was far more than 'equally rewarding', not only was the outcome a huge success, this project marked the beginning of a relationship of building bigger and more complex projects for the next 5 years!
Fary Residence - Northside Drive (Atlanta, Ga)8 photos A classic traditional style home highlighted in an array of Field stone, including the facade, Step treads, terrace entrance, planter edging and banding, softened by lush green turf.
The rear property was raised and leveled from the outer edges, secured and contained by an interlocking modular wall system, allowing for the spacious, sweeping emerald green lawn, quaint water feature as the focal point and flowering plants.
a and gorgeous specimen trees.