For the love of an old house

Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2023 by midcenturyjo

Laura and McLean Jenkins fell in love with this 1905 Victorian bungalow in Grant Park, Atlanta, drawn by its historical features despite its run-down condition. The couple, an interior designer and architect were drawn by the house’s grand ceilings and original features, meticulously restoring it. Upholding a belief in preserving the history of the spaces while embracing the present, they redesigned spaces, blending diverse styles to create a harmonious yet eclectic home. Each room, a marriage of personal stories and carefully curated details reflects the enduring charm of their cherished old home. GP House by Laura W. Jenkins Interiors.

Photography by Jeff Herr.

Edward says:

I like this very much. Full of interest. Artwork and books. Homeliness as much as design. A house to be lived in rather than a showhome.
Well done.

Anne says:

Coudn’t agree more!

Ola says:

It’s really great. But I’ve been wondering – is the leopard pattern (chairs and carpet) a photo shoot addition? It doesn’t seem to “live” there.

Sparky says:

I love so much about this home, the mix of antique and the new, including that mixture in the collected artwork. The genuine materials of wood and metals blend together as if they had been gathered over time and well-loved. The pristine white paint and the other colors that appear timeless. I just realized this home is located in Atlanta where I was born. I’ve lived on or near the West Coast of the USA for nearly 50 years and experienced many influences since living in my birth “home town”. I’m happy to see this home creating its rich lived-in character with diverse influences.

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