Case in point: this house in Atlanta started its life as a 1930s Federal style house, but in recent years it was totally renovated (taken down to the studs) and transformed into a Neoclassical masterpiece. Baker, landscape architecture Alec Michaelides of Land Plus.(Photo credit: Things That Inspire)Another home whose architectural appearance and color palette has immense appeal to me is the personal home of designer (and attorney) Ty Larkins, whose home appeared in the December issue of House Beautiful.Perhaps more accurately, a home that combines some aspects of the Georgian that I love, but which is inspired by French architecture but does not slavishly emulate it.In some ways, what I like seems to combine aspects of both French design with perhaps a little English influence. However, what struck me even more was Stefan’s description: the house (designed by Paul Cret, a French architect), was built between a Louis XV house and a Georgian style house.Boral Pastelcote was used on the exterior – the house is bricked with Boral bricks, and Pastelcote is a special finish applied to the exterior to give it texture and and solid color.Greg told me that Pastelcote was inspired by a brick treatment in Australia that is very similar to mortarwash.The house in this picture was meant to compliment the French house on one side, but make an easy transition to the Georgian house on the other side.It is stucco, which is very commonly found on French style houses in Europe (and America). It is my favorite material for the exterior of a house, and it is definitely a favorite in Atlanta.
I love this picture from In Atlanta, it is very common to see what was formerly a red brick house updated to make it look more European.
Image via Beautiful Homes, photography by Michael Partenio.
So is this charming new house, also designed by Stan Dixon.
According to Rodolfo, the owners loved the durability of brick, but wanted a more delicate look, and from the first day of design knew that they wanted painted brick.
I think the result is spectacular, and the slate roof is the perfect touch for this timeless house.
The reader also noted that his clients will often purchase old brick to attain a certain look in a new house.