About the house
Scope of project: Architect Yong Pak of Pak Heydt & Associates and builder Michael Ladisic of Ladisic Fine Homes willtransform a James Means-designed home in the heart of Buckhead in its Kingswood neighborhood. Six-bedroom home sited on 2 acres of land on top of a hill in quiet cul de sac, overlooking a preserve and recreational fields (read: no rear neighbors!). Charleston-inspired cobblestone and brick driveway, heart of pine floors, slate roof.
Additions will include a family room and pool porch wing (with pool bath and shower) as well as a master wing; a rear screened porch and infinity-edge pool with Peacock Paver deck; a garage and above-garage apartment; upstairs laundry; and basement with wine cellar, tasting room and “man cave”.
History of Project: Second-annual showhouse benefitting Atlanta History Center. Coming on heels of highly successful inaugural event that included 25,000 square foot of living space and 6,000 square foot of outdoor space in Buckhead’s Tuxedo Park neighborhood.
About the Architect
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Yong Pak immigrated with his family to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and later moved to Miami. He majored in architecture at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Upon graduating in 1986, he relocated to Atlanta, where he joined the distinguished firm of Norman Askins and cultivated his knowledge of classical residential design. For six years he served as the firm’s vice president.
In 1997, Pak founded Yong Pak & Associates. In 2003, Charles Heydt became a partner, and the firm was renamed Pak Heydt & Associates. The team designs unique traditional and classical residences of exceptional quality and distinction. pakheydt.com
About the Builder
After nearly twenty years and more than 300 custom homes and projects, Ladisic Fine Homes has been shaping and rebuilding the neighborhoods of Ansley Park, Buckhead and Brookhaven. Founded by Michael Ladisic, their work has been published by House Beautiful, Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Traditional Home and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. By working directly with architects, designers and homeowners, Ladisic’s team brings the vision to life with great attention to detail, creating livable homes and estates characterized by high-quality finishes, architectural elements and modern styling. Ladisic, his wife, Lisa, and their four daughters live and have been active in the Buckhead community for over 30 years. ladisicfinehomes.com