Sunday, October 9, 2011

Home tour- A humble escape in the Georgia countryside!

Designer Jimmy Stanton and his partner, Patrick Greco share an old country house that they bought three years ago in Madison, Georgia. Built in 1818, this home is the oldest brick structure in town and comes with a long history of owners, additions and mishaps, including a fire in the late 1960s. However, the positives triumph over the negatives when it has so many unique architectural features such as amazing ceiling heights, intricate mantels and a soaring 11-foot ceiling in the living room.

However, renovation has proven to be a labor of love. Among other fix-ups, major ones include rewiring the electrical system and overhauling the kitchen. The results? A classic and comfortable scheme that honors the home's splendid sense of history. 








































Charming and rustic with a 'collected over time' look, this inviting home is one of my all time favorites. I can absolutely see myself living in a home like this without changing anything. What about you? Do you love this home as much as I do?

20 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, but not enough colour for me Jessie! But I think it would be a brilliant base where one could sneak in a little colour quite easily, without losing too much of the gentle, calm atmosphere which it certainly does have.

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  2. Jessie you are so right I love that this home looks as if it took years of travels and collecting to become a flawless home full of texture and stories, Great post, sweetie,Kathysue

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  3. I love every single piece in their house, very nicely collected! Love it x

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  4. I think I love everything about this house. It's absolutely stunning. It's classic and fun at the same time. The dinosaur sign is an unexpected accent.

    ciao

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  5. Stunning home! I love all of the antique details and pieces and the pop of amber and warm woods you see throughout the entire home. So inviting and stylish.
    xo Allison
    Spicer + Bank
    www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

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  6. Jessie, you are so good. Beautiful pictures. That little chair reminds me of a chair i just recovered for my daughter. You will have to take a peek on my blog.

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  7. Hooly shhhhhhhhh...I'm with you! I LOVE it - so many things to ccomment on that I can't decide. I will say though, did anyone notice the cute little pup on the chair? What an amazing home. I love all the details, everything is so cleverly placed and chosen.

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  8. Love this home. It's streamlined but still traditional. I love the rustio elements too.

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  9. They are very good at what they do- lovely skyline :) and the apothecary bottles with the flowers, and the puppy - ahhh.
    Oh yeah - And the chairs in the last picture are awesome.
    Happy week Jessie,
    Axxx

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  10. You find the BEST inspiration, Jessie! I have the second image of the lounge in my inspiration folder and it's wonderful to see the whole house. The warm grey on the walls is divine.

    The whole place has been designed beautifully, I would not change a single thing. J'adore!!

    Meera xx

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  11. Everything abouy this home is gorgeous! I love all of the rustic elements inside, with the chic, city view outside! The front door and entry are also stunning! :)

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  12. awesome spaces, love this decorations :)

    santiroyalhome.blogspot.com

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  13. Love that round chandelier. So unique!!!

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  14. Wow, what a great space. Normally I"m not drawn to masculine spaces but this one draws me in with all the interesting pieces throughout.

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  15. It sounds like it's been through a lot, but it's come out beautifully!

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  16. These are beautiful images! The leather chester sofa made my heat go pitter patter. Gorgeous with the art work and coffee table.

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  17. Gorgeous! It is so hard to believe that the home was built in 1818! They have completely modernized it in such a beautiful way while still maintaining its roots!

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  18. Hi Jessie, thank you for stopping by my blog post today!! Thank you also for the use of the botanicals en masse. For some reason Pinterest would not let me embed the images yesterday so I could not give direct credit to your blog. I apologize for that. I had to do an overall credit by directing to my Pinterest board. I hope it is a temporary issue, I love that we can credit the bloggers blog that we pin from. I hope you don't mind, xo Kathysue

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  19. There is not a single picture, item even, that I don't love. wow. wow. wow...

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  20. A lot of charm! I love the light fixtures and the artwork paired with the very interesting rustic furniture..the photographer has done an amazing job. Love all the accessorizing like the books.

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