InspirationMarch 2, 2016

The New/Old House

Anyone who has ever bought a truly old home knows that along with the charm, detail and history come leaks, creaks,  inefficiency and lots of repair bills.  I LOVE nothing more than a gorgeous old home and nothing makes me sadder than seeing one knocked down to make way for a McMansion or renovated improperly.  But old houses are a beast, and they aren’t for everyone.  New homes are just so much easier.  However, there are architects who design new houses to look just like old ones (my dad being one of them)- implementing reclaimed materials, handmade woodwork and mouldings and a great attention to detail and materials.  One other such architect is D. Stanley Dixon in Atlanta.  I GASPED when I saw this poolhouse (seriously, if this is the poolhouse can you even imagine what the main house looks like?)  in Atlanta Homes Magazine. Can I just live here?

Pool House Designed by Stan Dixon

Look at the level of detail here!

Pool House Designed by Stan Dixon

Stop it with these door/windows.

Pool House Designed by Stan Dixon

GET. OUT. No, get out with this “pool house”.

Pool House Designed by Stan Dixon

So cute I might have a stroke.

Pool House Designed by Stan Dixon

I feverishly went to look at more of his work on his website and was bowled over that these are NOT old homes.  Getting to have this kind of look with the efficiency and systems of a new home is the best of both worlds (but will certainly cost you a very pretty penny!)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this house.

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I will say it again, I cannot believe this is new construction.

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Unbelievable light, texture and materials.

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This is true artistry. I am AMAZED!

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