2023 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens in Atlanta Opens
May 15, 2023
The 8th annual Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens benefitting local nonprofit Camp Twin Lakes debuted in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood on Mother’s Day weekend. Presented by Benecki and hosted by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, the 16-day fundraiser, running through June 4, showcases an 8,500-sq.-ft. estate by builder and developer Benecki, landscape architect Land Plus and interior specification designer Source.
KBB executive editor Chelsie Butler had a sneak peek at the project. She said, “To me, this show house was different from a lot I visit, in that there was a cohesiveness to the spaces you don’t usually see – and I learned that was not planned or collaborated among the designers. Sure, there were spaces that really stood out with elements like the fabulous tile selections, the rounded fireplace and the two toilet rooms in the primary bath, but there was a good flow throughout the house.”
The work of more than 15 top interior designers in the Southeast will be on display; this year, the Showhouse honors renowned Atlanta interior designer Kelly Wolf Anthony and her husband, restaurateur Justin Anthony, proprietor of True Story Brands as honorary co-chairs.
The 2023 Southeastern Showhouse features the various design styles of notable Southeastern interior designers. Tours of the Showhouse will be accompanied by interactive and engaging events and demonstrations set against the home’s exquisite backdrop.
Located on Normandy Drive, one of Buckhead’s most sought after residential streets, the 2023 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens occupies a custom-built residence. Touches of classical architecture can be found throughout the open, light-filled home, including an abundance of 12-foot and coved ceilings, 10-foot doorways and windows that act as gateways for natural light and stunning views of the tree-filled backyard, evoking feelings of the countryside in the city. The home features five bedrooms with five full baths and three half-baths; two primary bedrooms on the main and second floors; two laundry rooms; a main level study; an oversized media room located on the second floor; a basement level with a lounge, home theater, game room, wine cellar and gym with a sauna and massage room; and a terrace with an outdoor kitchen and a beautiful pool.
Featured designers include:
André Hilton, Jordan Hilton Interiors – Bedroom & Bathroom 5
Evan Millard, millárd – Stair Halls, Upstairs Laundry Room, Linen Closet
Jessica Kain Barton, J Kathryn Interiors – Lower Level Lounge
Natalia Makarova, Karpaty – Kitchen, Butler’s Pantry & Pantry
Katie Kirby, Katie Kirby Interiors – Mudroom, Laundry Room, & Informal Powder
Kelly Wolf Anthony, Wolf Design Group – Foyer, Study & Honorary Chair, along with her husband, Justin Anthony
Kit Castaldo, Kit Castaldo Design – Lower Patio
Lizz McKay, Venture Shuffleboard – Game Room
Marie Cloud, Indigo Pruitt – Home Theatre
Melanie Turner, Melanie Turner Interiors – Primary Bedroom
Michael Habachy, Habachy Designs – Salon
Michele Johnson, Michele Johnson Design – Upstairs TV Room & Hall
Sande Beck, Sande Beck Design – Bedroom & Bathroom 4
Sara Hillery, Sara Hillery Interior Design – Bedroom & Bathroom 3
Shelby Adamson, Little Black Fox – Upper Terrace & Poolside Area
Source – Primary Bathroom, His-and-Hers Closets, Formal Powder Room & Wine Bar Whitney Ray, Wyeth Ray Interiors – Dining Room
Woody Yeomans, Mrs Howard – Jr. Primary Bedroom
The Showhouse is sponsored by Benecki, HNR, AmericasMart, Brown & Co, Ciot, European Wood, Karpaty, Source, ADAC, Walker Zanger, The Avenue Catering, Bevolo, Currey & Co, MTI, MOATTAR, Peachtree Battle Antiques, Guy Gunter Home, Sub Zero Wolf Cove, Hartstone, Land Plus, Venture Shuffle, Jeff Saye Integrated Electronics, The Drapery Room, Guardian Garage, Jaipur Living, Huff Harrington and Alon’s.
For information about tickets and events, click here.
—By Leslie Clagett, KBB Managing Editor