When I saw this 1930s Regency-style house featured on the cover of Veranda magazine’s 30th anniversary issue, my heart skipped a beat. Located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta and built by one of the city’s most celebrated architects, Philip Trammell Shutze, I actually fell in love with this home years ago as it sat empty, bank-owned, and unloved for five years waiting for new owners. Fortunately, Talyea and Robin Fowler also fell in love with the historic home, purchased it, and embarked upon a thoughtful two-year renovation that included preserving its remarkably intact original features: doors, moldings, fireplaces, wood floors, and even single-pane windows that still open via pulleys and weighted ropes. The couple hired designer Melanie Turner who had not only designed two previous residences for them, but is also currently restoring her own historic Shutze home, Buckhead’s historic “Pink Castle.” Turner worked with Atlanta architect Yong Pak on the long list of upgrades, including a new kitchen, a pool pavilion, and terraces. Let’s take a tour… Captions by Rob Brinkley and photography by Mali Azima for Veranda. We will also look at the images I saved from the real estate listing!
Even though my taste is becoming increasing more traditional, I am absolutely in love with this glamorous home. It beautifully complements the Regency-style architecture, and I couldn’t be more delighted with the sensitive restoration. Now let’s take a look at the MLS images!
For the entire feature, please see the September/October 2017 issue of Veranda. You can read more about the extensive renovations of this gorgeous, historic home here and about Schutze’s interesting star motif here. Truly spectacular! For more on designer Melanie Turner’s Pink Castle, click here.