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.
“Purchased from a developer who had stripped this 1861 brownstone of its character, our team was hired to inject soul back into this historic building. Architectural details like decorative molding, intricate millwork, steel-cased doors and entryways set the stage for a layered, carefully curated balance of modern and traditional. Custom furniture and hidden conveniences make efficient use of the home’s limited width, and a budding art collection speaks to the client’s bourgeoning interest in modern artistic movements.”
Love the idea of injecting a soul into a building, of returning the spirit along with the details. Capitol Hill Brownstone by Zoe Feldman.
Photography by Max Burkhalter.
“Light House, Vaucluse: An award-winning project for a family who love Italian-inspired design. Described as ‘timeless and lovingly layered’ by Belle and ‘beautifully nuanced’ by Vogue Living.”
And why the name “Light House”? Yes, the design allows light to pour into the rooms through large windows and a central void, but look out the window and you might see another reason. Sophisticated contemporary living by Sydney-based Smac Studio.
Photography by Dave Wheeler.
Built in 1924 this Los Angeles house embodies French Eclectic style, popular post-WWI with returned soldiers. Influenced by Normandy architecture, it showcases steep roofs, casement windows, French doors and a mix of timber and stucco. Interior designs would often blend Tudor and Spanish influences. Jessica Helgerson Interior Design redesigned the kitchen and bathrooms, adding a ground-floor guest suite, refreshing and furnishing the house. New features reference the old and the rooms are an eclectic mix of furniture reflecting the family’s lifestyle.
Photography by Aaron Leitz.
“This classic Californian, ranch-style home harkens to the simple charm of family living. The house was remodeled in the late 2000s, however, we admired the sweeping, seasoned architecture of the original Gerard Colcord home. So, we initiated renovations to tone down the modern elements and restore the place to its natural state. The result is an open, amicable, and limitless space with potential for exploration.”
Livable and luxurious, warm and inviting. Beverly Hills Hillside by Jake Arnold.
Photography by Michael Clifford.