House Tours: The New “Old” House

It’s the best of both worlds: the new “old” home, with the charm of a structure that has stood for centuries and the efficiency and customizability of a home built especially for its family.

Jeff and Lisa Martin’s home in Atlanta’s Buckhead area is such a fabulous example of the new old home, built for maximum light, comfort and, most important for a family with three sons, functionality.
That functionality paired gorgeous design makes this the kind of house that any family would be proud to call home.
Designer Beth Webb, architect Peter Block, builders Shaba Derazi and Jim Meathe of Y.M. Derazi Custom Homes and landscape architect John Howard were the dream team that helped bring the Martin family’s vision to life.
The fact that all of the major rooms in the house have windows on at least two sides is one of our favorite features. The light is so lovely!
Lime-washed oak floors and plaster walls add the lived-in feel of a home that has stood the test of time.

Webb’s neutral but textured palette is warm, inviting and stunning — even in the bathrooms!
Dream closet comes to mind…
Dining al fresco has never looked so good!

Outdoor living rooms are always some of our favorite rooms. This fabulous fireplace makes it perfect for year-round use.
What a beautiful place! What would you rather have: An old house or a new “old” home? 
Happy Wednesday!

Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


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  1. This space is outstanding! A new old home sound good to me!

  2. That Library/sitting room around the fireplace has been on my “dream board” for quite some time! Gorgeous home. Beth Webb and the team did an exquisite job! xo

  3. Since we live in a 223 year old house I would have to say I would rather have an old house. Now if a new home could look this great and aged I could be swayed! Love all the wood used throughout.


  4. Gosh….this home is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I love a nicely mixed curated home with some patina and this one is perfect!

  5. This is perfect!

  6. Such a great house. I’ve had my eye on that outdoor dining area for a while now!

  7. Such a beautiful home. Love all the neutral rooms, makes it so livable.

  8. the closet and the outside spaces are divine!

  9. Love the style…the kitchen is wonderful!

  10. Beth’s work is magnificent! I’m always “taken in” when I see one of her projects.

  11. Love that patio and dining al fresco! xo Caroline

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I have seen various rooms from this home, but didn’t realize they all belonged to the same house. Now I am very jealous!!!

  13. always and old home for me..such soul!

  14. Hi there! I’m new to your blog. BTW it’s absolutely gorgeous. I’d have to pick an old home. There’s just no recreating history and stories of the past!

  15. Wonderful bathroom – royal design!

  16. This beautiful home feels like spa. Love the bathroom and the kitchen!

  17. Wow! those bathrooms and the vanity area.. gorgeous. I like kitchen ~ spacious and the little rugs are so pretty. Such a lovely painting over the fireplace!

  18. Such a beautiful home!! These are marked for my dream home inspiration.

  19. This is one of my all time favorite homes. There is not a thing that I don’t like about it. Thanks for posting again. I think I pinned every picture!

  20. That is a beautiful home. I love the decor/color palate and all the rest.

  21. Beautifully designed! I love the wood walls in the first living room and the outdoor areas.

  22. The chairs in the sitting room with the fire place. Where are those from?? what are they called?!

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