It has stormed and stormed and stormed here today…and more storms are on the way. My parents have lost power, but as of now our house is still electrified. I better get this post done fast in case it does go out…and perhaps we should make a pot of coffee just in case (always a requirement in an emergency, right? 🙂 ) So let’s get right to it…lots of houses for you to explore this weekend, along with a little food and some book news …. oh and the winner of the giveaway!
You might not remember that first house at the very top of the post, but it was Coastal Living Magazine’s Holiday Coastal Cottage way back in 2008. It is located in a community called Yellow Bluff (shown above) in the coastal region of Georgia. Barnard Architects designed the home, and you can see more photos of it here. What I really wanted you to know is that the house is for sale. You can find out all the realtor details here. 🙂
While Barnard Architects have designed some beautiful homes, I’ve told you all before that my favorite architectural firm is Historical Concepts. I was browsing their site the other day and saw this Jupiter Island Club, Florida home. (It’s not for sale.)
I had seen the exterior before on another site, but they have now included a few interior photos along with some before and after shots. (The change is amazing!) You can see it all here.
If you enjoy reading about old plantation homes, you should check out Greenwood in Thomasville, Georgia, also on Historical Concepts’ site.
The 5000 acre estate has had many important guests over the years – including President Dwight Eisenhower and Jacqueline Kennedy (who visited there after the death of her husband.) This amazing property is for sale. You can watch a video with information about it here, and the realtor’s site with more details is here.
Another Atlanta area architect who does gorgeous work is Norman Askins. Here are a couple of rooms from a mountain home he designed.
Don’t those spaces look so peaceful and relaxing? Check out his portfolio of beautiful work here.
Now here’s a house that is just plain pretty.
(Click on the link to see more of it.)
And if you like color, you will like browsing Anthony Baratta’s site. You can even shop there! (It takes his site a while to load on my computer, so if it does on yours, just be patient. 🙂 )
But if you would like something a little more…um…subdued, then you will enjoy seeing some kitchens by Huestis Tucker.
There’s a teeny-tiny excerpt from Jan Karon’s new book on her Facebook page.
You can read it here.
Last year around this time, I was all into strawberries and decorating with red and green. It seems I have major strawberry cravings again this year, and this strawberry shortcake cheesecake is calling my name!
And finally, let me just say thank you thank you thank you for ALL the super sweet comments you left on the birthday party post (and the other ones too.) You all are THE best readers out in blogland by far!!
And who was the winner of the books and gift card?
It was number…
and that comment belonged to…
Congratulations Leslie Anne! I will get in touch with you soon so that your gifts can get in the mail to you. 🙂
I hope all of you enjoy the rest of your weekend, and if you are in the path of some of these severe storms I hope you stay safe and dry.
Until next time..