Monday, February 9, 2015

MELANIE TURNER




Alrighty then....Monday morning.  Did you watch the Grammys?  Favorite performance was Annie Lenox....when I grow up can I be her?  She is just so cool sporting that short hair and singing her heart out.....Rock Star.

Over the weekend I went on The Cathedral Tour of Homes.  We were having epic weather here in Atlanta [almost 70 degrees] so it was crowded!

The first home I saw was this one....


The Calhoun House which was built in 1923.  

The architect was Philip Shutze who also designed the famous Swan House in Atlanta.

6 bedrooms, 7 baths and over 10,000 square ft, this home was recently bought by designer Melanie Turner and her husband [builder]  Stan Benecki.  They are only the 3rd owners.

Can you even?


The back...

OMG....Melanie can I come over for coffee so you can tell me your plans?

You guys know her right?



Here is a review for your pleasure....







Major talent.  

I'm feeling stalkerish towards her:)

Here are some older images I found of the house online.

The back....

The ballroom...


Dining room

The ceilings in this room were incredible....

I mean these doors and this fireplace!


If you are curious for more history of this home go here

I wish we could have taken pictures as they have already done quite a bit of renovating.

I'll let you know when Mel and I start hanging out.

Shamazed









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14 comments :

Anonymous said...

No, I can't even....

therelishedroost said...

What a gorgeous home! It would be fitting over in England somewhere!

Simply LKJ said...

It is amazing that homes like that are right in our back door! Gorgeous.

Vel Criste said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for this wonderful Eye candy!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I know Melanie from way back when I did the piece for her for Tradition Home's New Trads. Spent an amazing afternoon at her house, not this one.
How much more of the home needs to be renovated?
Patty

Anonymous said...

She's talented, but I had to do a double take on the room with everything in white slip overs. Never have seen a room so look like a cabin that's shut up for the season with white sheets on the furniture.

Melanie Turner said...

Hi Sherry! Thanks so much for your sweet words! Not only can you come over for coffee, you can come over for dinner! Glad you enjoyed the House and the Tour!

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Hi Sherry, I was amazed when I read about Melanie purchasing this home in AH&LS. What an incredible place!!! I'll look forward to seeing what she does with it!!
xo
Holly

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh... it's so amazing i don't even know what to say - can you even believe people get to actually live in a home that beautiful. I want some pink walls now...

Cindy

BJ said...

I don't know Melanie, only some of her work - so lucky house - fell into the hands of someone who will make it beautiful.

michele said...

thank you for reminding me of her work. in the words of atlanta's phaedra, mmmmmm hmmmmmmm. peace, shalovely.

Courtney Foster Shearer said...

Wow!!! I would LOVE to see what they do with the place....so cool!

Jessie said...

Such a gorgeous home! I have been Melanie's fan for a while, she is really an amazing designer!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness, I have been stalking this house for years!!! I am THRILLED that Melanie bought it, and I absolutely cannot wait to watch her work her magic! The blush bedroom she did for the Atlanta showhouse a few years back with the Mary McDonald fabric is one of my all time favorites. This is such an amazing home, and I am so happy it went to someone who will truly appreciate it and bring it back to its former glory. So exciting!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad