Garden Hills Masterpiece

Hey Guys!  How have you been?  I am sorry it's been so long, but we have been working so hard on the next issue of "The Beacham Series." We sent the magazine to the printer last Monday, and we can't wait to see it!  Keep tuned to learn about the next Beacham Series release party. ... but in the meantime, I have an amazing house to share with you.

This is one of the best houses I've seen in a very long time.  It's Janey Lowe's personal home.  Janey is the queen of Garden Hills.  She works and lives there.  I have taken pictures of a lot of Janey's listings in Garden Hills, and I have to say her house it the best. (Photos by Blayne Beacham and Rod Collins)

Here is the beautiful foyer with the herringbone floors.  One thing I really love that most people don't really think about is a glass front door.  It's so nice to have light come in and light up the foyer.  Such a nice touch.

Here is the dining room, which you could see from the picture of the foyer.  I like this dining room a lot because it feels warm and personal.  Generally speaking I find dining rooms to be the opposite, kind of cold and inpersonal... but not this one.  I am not sure if its the color of the doors, which I love, or the warm candles, or the fun folk art, but I could spend a lot of time in this room.  I also love the color of the doors.  Laura Green helped Janey pick this color, and I think it's perfect.

Here is the formal living room, which is visible as soon as you walk in the door.   This room is also warm and friendly.  I love the soft curtains and the warmer/more masculine piece of art on the wall above the fireplace.  If you go through the door at the end of the room you will enter the office.

This office is absolutely stunning.  The curved walls are an unexpected surprise, and the French doors leading to the balcony let in a ton of light.  the whimsical cow painting above the desk adds the perfect touch.

I think Janey has a fantastic kitchen because you can be in it cooking while still having access to so much of the house.  There is a breakfast room right there between the kitchen and the porch, and the kitchen alos opens to a family room.

Here's the cute breakfast area...

... and the porch off the kitchen.  One cool thing to notice it that both sets of those windows upen to an interior space.  Keep that in mind.  I will show them to you again.

This is the family room off of the kitchen.  I love those built-ins.  They feel so clean.

The main level master bedroom might be my favorite room in the house.  It's so relaxing and beautiful.  I love the Juliet balcony.  It would be the perfect room for a nap in the Spring or the rain... or the Spring rain :)

I love the warmth of this master bath.  I believe Laura of L.Green Studios also helped with the skirt under the sinks, which is perfect.

Now we move back  through the family room to the stairs to the lower level.

Here is the living room looking from the end of the family room.  See the two windows at the top?  Those are the porch windows that open to the interior.

The living room looks out over the backyard and has a huge stacked stone fireplace.  How comfortable is this room?  I love it!

The billiards area is behind the living room.

here is the bar, which is right next to the billiards area... so if you need a drink it's right there!  Perfect!  It's also great if you have a party and people are out on the back porch or playing pool or wherever.  You can have caterers here or just a self-serve bar.

There is an additional office area on the terrace level.  It is nice an quite, but still has plenty of daylight.

The back porch of this house is truly phenomenal.  I was lucky enough to go to a party here last year, and the porch was perfect for the party.  People could go freely from the living room to the porch to the backyard.  There was plenty of room for a lot of people.

Here is the porch from the other direction.  At the party I went to, they even had a musician set up over by the grill, which was so cool.

Can you believe how big this back yard is?

I especially like the outdoor fireplace.  if this were my home I would spend a lot of time out here :)

I missed you all so much and would love to know what you think about this house :)