With the holidays officially over, I am happy to be back on a regular writing schedule. The last couple of weeks have been super busy, and I missed writing. Today I have an elegant Lodge style home in an area just outside of Atlanta, Georgia in Suwanee, Georgia. Built in 2009 it is large at 10,185 sq. ft. What I like about this home is that it has a very definite connection to the natural area in which it was built. Constructed of brick, stone and wood, it is truly “grounded” to its site. It has 5 bedrooms, and 6 1/2 baths, 6 fireplaces, 2 kitchens, library, 3 car garage, hand scraped wide plank walnut floors. Add to that 3 laundry rooms, a spa on the terrace level with sauna, steam shower, massage room, aerobics room, and work out room. To make it easier to navigate the home, there is also an elevator. The home sits in an area called The River Club which features a clubhouse and a Greg Norman Golf course. If you are a golfer then you may not appreciate that I am not very fond of them if they use intensive chemical management of their courses. It seems somewhat at odds with homes designed and built with the intent to blend into their environment amid as natural a setting as possible. However, the home is beautiful, reminiscent of the Lodge style homes in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York State. Here they part a bit, as the homes like we see here have an elegance because they serve as mostly full time residences, whereas the home in the New York Mountains were mostly used only during the summers. Let’s take a look. On this frigid winter day, this home has elements, despite its size, that create warmth, and much of the US could use a bit right now.
We are to remain in a deep freeze for several more days, but our area by luck, seems to have avoided the predicted 4-6 inches of snow. I am happy about that because it stops everything dead in its track here. We don’t get enough snow here in the south to make snow removal routine, so although it is beautiful to look at, it can create havoc. I thank you for stopping by. Laters, charisse