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A first look at the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Holiday Showhouse
Oct 16, 2017
Katy B. Olson

The Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2017 Home for the Holidays Showhouse, benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, will run November 16 through December 10. A contingent of 20 of the city’s top interior designers will make over a new Buckhead-area estate designed by Atlanta architecture firm Harrison Design and built by Sheehan Built Homes.

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The 2017 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Showhouse

The five-bedroom, 8,800-square-foot showhouse was built for a family and made to evoke an English country house. It includes custom-made brick and locally sourced and aged granite for the exterior, with a more modern interior.

“One of the most exciting architectural elements about this year’s Home for the Holidays Showhouse is its enviable indoor-outdoor connections,” says Elizabeth Ralls, editor in chief of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. “On the rear side of the house, guests will take in views of the home’s expansive two acres from a large, covered porch that connects to the keeping room via a wall of sliding doors. Coupled with a continuous vaulted ceiling, Harrison Design has created the ultimate seamless entertaining space—and one that’s also filled with enviable warmth and light.”

“We’re excited to have an interesting mix of both veteran Atlanta interior designers,” says Ralls, “such as honorary chair John Oetgen and designers Barbara Westbrook, Kay Douglass and Robert Brown, as well as rising local talents, such as Meredith McBrearty, James Wheeler, Yvonne McFadden, Lauren Davenport Imber and Mallory Mathison Glenn.”

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