New Home with Old World Style
Mediterranean flavor plus Sea Island tradition add up to a new house that blends seamlessly with its established neighbors.
The homeowners wanted a residence that would echo the brickwork and terra-cotta roofs of Casa Genotta, the 1932 home built by playwright Eugene O’Neill, which sits just two blocks away. This is not the high-style Spanish of Palm Beach, 360 miles to the south, but is instead a more rustic version that marks the northern reach of Spain’s colonization along the Eastern Seaboard.
Thad had all of the black ironwork in the home—including the front gates and the entry balustrade—custom-made by a craftsman Charles Calhoun in Atlanta.
A sisal rug by Stark Carpet anchors a coffee table from A. Tyner Antiques and tight-back upholstered sofas from South of Market, both in Atlanta. The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s China White.
The kitchen countertops are granite, with shells and sea life embedded in the stone. The terra-cotta tiles were aged with dark wax.
Pillows on the loggia and by the pool are by Schumacher.