A couple months ago, a lovely little project fell happily into our laps. It all began with a text from Michael Ladisic, a well-known custom home builder in Atlanta, asking us if we could pop by a house he was working on. They were getting ready for a photo shoot and might need a piece of art or two for House Beautiful’s Whole Home Project.
So, we dropped what we were doing on a Sunday morning and dashed over to the house which is located in beautiful historic Brookhaven in Atlanta. We instantly oooohed and aaaahed when we saw the house – you’ll see why in a second.
Michael and architect Linda MacArthur explained to us that the house was the brainchild of magazine House Beautiful and was specifically designed to promote wellness and healthy living. The mantra is “if you build your house well, you’ll live well.” That means thoughtful design with an eye to game-changing home technology, plenty of creature comforts, an abundance of natural light and a connection to the outdoors.
The magazine assembled the dream team of MacArthur, Ladisic, kitchen designer extraordinaire Mathew Quinn and interior designer, Sherry Hart (as well as an impressive roster or product sponsors) to create the house from the foundation up to the last perfectly planted boxwood near the front door.
The deadline was looming for the photo shoot (and late October publication date) and the team felt that some original art would be the icing on the cake. Oh and might we have a few extra pieces at Huff Harrington Home – accessories or maybe a console or buffet for the living room?
Are you kidding us? We were thrilled to help out and rounded up some art and a few accessories for our favorite team.
We instantly pictured one of Geri Eubank’s iconic figures in the dining room and luckily, Sherry agreed:
The house is designed with all the latest bells and whistles that make life a little smoother, less stressful and easier all the way around. One of our favorite is BoxLock, an app-enabled padlock that allows designated shippers (like FedEx) to drop off packages securely. We also like the lighting system that Michael Ladisic installed: Noon, which tunes in to your home’s rhythms and can dim and brighten bulbs based on lighting habits.
The master bedroom. (Photo: Victoria Pearson)
And finally, one of our favorite spots in the house is the zen-like porch that is surrounded by natural greenery and looks insanely comfortable:
The good news is that this wonderful house, designed specifically to enable the healthiest, smartest and best kind of wellness living is for sale. We’d take it in a second – and we’re quite sure our lives would healthy and happy!
Read the entire House Beautiful piece right here.