About the house
The third annual Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens, produced by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and benefiting the Atlanta History Center, celebrates the Southeast’s genteel hospitality and flourishing design industry, as well as the beauty the region offers throughout spring. This year brings together 15 interior design firms from Atlanta, Charlotte, North Caroline, Charleston, South Carolina, Montgomery, Alabama, and Jacksonville, Florida, with Honorary Chair Beth Webb at the helm.
A newly built residence designed by Harrison Design and built by Sheehan Built Homes, the 2018 showhouse measures nearly 9,804 square feet and is inspired by the English country homes of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens from the 1900s. The residence’s exterior features a brick-and-stone masonry with limestone, while its light-filled interiors showcase 11-foot ceilings; two master suites; two grand, matching stairwells and two laundry rooms. A full-daylight basement opens to a pool terrace and landscape.
The 1.13-acre lot has been transformed by landscape architects Graham Pittman, Floralis Garden Design, Maxwell Gardens and Hamilton Land Services, and includes a front motor court, as well as a terraced lawn in the rear with a pool and surrounding lush gardens protected by a canopy of trees.
We warmly welcome you to walk through the house and its grounds and soak up the lightness of spring—and we hope you’ll find some design inspiration and Southern geniality to take home for yourself.
William H. Harrison
Harrison Design is a full-service architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firm. Founded in Atlanta in 1991, the company has more than 65 architects and designers in seven locations across the U.S., as well as an office in Shanghai. Its residential expertise encompasses a range of architectural styles, from traditional to modern.
The firm’s commercial work includes condominium developments, churches, hospitality and assisted-living communities. Harrison Design is dedicated to architectural excellence and to improving communities by creating spaces that are highly functional, refined and enduring.
harrisondesign.com; (404) 365-7760
Sheehan Built Homes
Sheehan Built Homes has built their business on a foundation of honesty, integrity and quality. Their approach to the craft is as important as the craft itself—maybe more so. Patrick Sheehan—owner, founder and Georgia native— drives his passion for unique homebuilding into every detail of every project.
An increasingly sought-after homebuilder, Sheehan Built Homes recognizes that where you hang your hat is more than a place, it’s a personal expression of the people who live there. Whether it’s finding the perfect site, remodeling a house, or building a custom home from the ground up, their work has character: yours.
sheehanbuilthomes.com; (770) 329-5431