DUNWOODY, Ga. — If you love historic Charleston, you’ll fall in love with this stately, two-story brick home.
It’s one of the featured homes featured in the 47th annual Dunwoody Home Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Dunwoody Woman’s Club.
Built in 1983, but newly remodeled, the home bursts with Southern charm and hospitality. A sweeping lawn guides you to a tiered piazza where the front door on the lower level is framed by a lush shade garden.
Inside, silk wallpaper draws the eye upward to the second level, complementing cognac marble underfoot. A traditional greeting room on the left features a keyhole desk made by the owner’s father.
To the right of the entry is the formal dining room where stenciled seashells on wall panels evoke shoreline images. All but the chairs were handcrafted by the owner’s father.
Cooks everywhere will envy the kitchen. Ten-foot-high, silvered gray cabinetry features backlit, Seafoam Glass fronts. Porcelain Italian floor tiles enhance the beauty of a quartzite island and countertops.
A coffee bar is cleverly hidden from view within the cabinetry, and a rolling barn door opens to a well-stocked pantry. While low-country boil simmers on the Wolf range, grandchildren may want to play at a pullout table, then take the fixings to the shiplap gabled sitting area where reclaimed timbers top the fireplace and dress the ceiling.
Or they might head to the back deck which features stamped cement flooring and overlooks the pool and fenced tennis court. Burbling water fountains and gardens may beckon you to sit awhile here, but you’ll want to circle back inside to take in the oak paneled great room and gentleman’s office.
Except for a guest bedroom on the main floor, additional bedrooms, an exercise area and craft room are on the second floor. The trey ceiling in the master bedroom has embossed wallpaper painted to resemble a tin ceiling.
The view of the backyard from the dressing area is breathtaking. The master bath prompts a peek at the back wall of the walk-in shower. Art lovers will recognize Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” recreated in tile.
The terrace level is a haven for media buffs, ping pong matches, card games, camaraderie and sipping fine wine. A walk-in, vapor barrier wine cellar features saw-cut travertine flooring and softly lit wine racks.
Company can relax on suede sofas in the main area, have a brew at the granite-topped built-in bar or slip into the darkened media room to catch a favorite movie. The trey ceiling is authentic tin. This is a home that reflects old-world Southern charm throughout, updated by modern convenience.
This year’s Dunwoody Home tour will also include two raffles: one for a shopping spree at Lauderhills Fine Jewelry and another for a custom crafted artistic bowl by local artisan David Dalrymple. Raffle tickets will be available to tour guests on the day of the tour and can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card.
Home Tour tickets are available now. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on tour day and can be purchased at dunwoodywomansclub.com/home-tour/.
Tickets can also be purchased from any member of the Dunwoody Woman’s Club and at the following locations: Blooms of Dunwoody, Camelot Jewelers, Consigning Women, Face Haven, Lauderhills Fine Jewelry, Southern Comfort Consignments (Dunwoody) and Under the Pecan Tree.
Profits of the Home Tour and raffles are returned to the community through the charitable programs of the Dunwoody Woman’s Club, a non-profit organization.