Custom Home Senoia Georgia: Reminiscent of elegant row houses found in Savannah and Charleston, this John Bynum custom home in Senoia Georgia, takes a refreshingly new approach to traditional style. In the kitchen, John Bynum surrounded the stainless-steel vent hood with wood planks, trim, and support brackets to give it a built-in cabinet look. When not in use, the TV is tucked away in a recess above the mantel. It is concealed behind framed artwork by Artissance (artthatfits.com) that’s been divided and hinged like bifold doors. Designed to resemble an early-1900s library, the living room contains a wall of floor-to-ceiling book- shelves. Two large double-hung windows punctuate these built-ins, along with cozy window seats below.
The brick-paved courtyard is a feature influenced by Charleston. Because an urban setting like this tends to “hem in” private yards, it’s important that outdoor spaces are as private and individualized as possible.
The porch is lined with handsome box columns and accessible to the indoors through pairs of French doors, the side porch functions much like an interior room, complete with comfortable seating, durable outdoor rugs, and other outdoor-friendly furniture. Inspired by Charleston side porches (called “piazzas”), it provides a great place to socialize with neighbors or to take in the fresh air while reading a book.
Because Senoia is a golf cart-savvy town, a smaller garage comes in handy.
Gin Property is an 11-acre area near Senoia’s downtown being developed by Scott Tigchelaar and Paul Lombardi of Historic Development Ventures as part of the Historic Senoia Project. historicsenoia.com
John Bynum has been building fine homes in central Georgia since 2000.
Jim Strickland and Historical Concepts create homes and neighborhoods based on the
principles of traditional architecture. historicalconcepts.com
Jamie Elliott McPherson, CKD, ASID, of Hearth and Home Interiors, also specializes in kitchen and bath design and renovation. hearth andhomeinteriors.com
Hooten Land Design, owned by Donald Hooten is known for its landscape designs around the area.
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