Thanks to an extensive remodel by esteemed Atlanta-based design firm Spitzmiller & Norris, this University Park estate captures the essence of Southern hospitality through a well-appointed mix of formal and casual living spaces.
6920 VASSAR AVE.
DETAILS Built in 1959, this Volk Estates manse was masterfully renovated and expanded in 2012. At 14,181 square feet, the stately home comprises six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and four half-bathrooms. The four-story house boasts a media room, fitness room, basement, elevator and five-car garage, not to mention multiple living and dining areas. WOW FACTOR Wanting to preserve the architectural integrity of the house, the current owners tapped Atlanta design firm Spitzmiller & Norris to spearhead the 2012 remodel. The lauded firm, known for restoring classic homes across the South, created a timeless space ideal for both entertaining and everyday living. Touting custom millwork, 18th century hardwoods and luxe finishings throughout, the house feels elegant yet livable thanks to its mix of formal and informal rooms. Many of said casual rooms, such as the screened porch and the solarium, were designed to highlight the beauty of the lush property. The 0.91-acre grounds, which were artfully planned by famed landscape architect Mario Nievera, feature verdant lawns, manicured gardens, a picturesque patio and a nine-hole putting green. PRICE $17 million CONTACT Michelle Wood, Detwiler + Wood Group, Compass, 214.564.0234, michelle. [email protected], detwiler-wood.com
The sunny breakfast room, which leads into the screened porch, is the perfect spot to get your morning started. PHOTOS BY STEPHEN REED
Thoughtful details, like the latticework and chinoiserie wallpaper, add a personalized touch to the garden room PHOTO BY STEPHEN REED
The stunning kitchen proves the all-white look is a classic for a reason PHOTO BY STEPHEN REED
The solarium opens out onto a breezy patio PHOTO BY STEPHEN REED
The screened porch is the ultimate family hangout spot. PHOTO BY STEPHEN REED