I will work backwards in this post.
Don’t you just love beautiful, classic architecture? I love the work of Lew Oliver. If you ever visit Atlanta, please take the time to drive both south & north of the city to view his thoughtful work.
If Chris didn’t have to work in the city so often we would consider moving to either Serenbe or Vickery, two of the live-work communities which embody the lifestyle we both desire so much! I realize that both are just a short commute from the city, and I bet the people who live in either neighborhoods who say it is worth the drive.
The homes are not just beautiful and timeless, but both communities offer shared parks, gardens, events, and even restaurants, sidewalks and small businesses that are a short walk away.
Why did we have to move away from this mid-century? Why did we think that more land, larger homes, and being farther away from our neighbors was a good thing?
I am just so passionate about living this way. I know Mahatma Ghandi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” (one of my favorites), so Chris and I have talked at length about creating an environment like this closer in the city. Of course, we need money to begin that. Lots of it. But it doesn’t hurt to dream about it.
Okay, for some pictures. Here are some you will find in Serenbe and Vickery:
Can you imagine a vacation at Rosemary Beach and this is where you stay??!!
One reason I am so inspired by this way of life is I have been spending some time at Vickery with my client & friend there. She has this breakfast nook that is sun-filled and overlooks the community pond. They have neighbors who come out with their glass of wine in the evenings to stroll down the sidewalks and chat. It is really dreamy!!
(it is this home I’ve posted about before)
It cracks me up a little about the kittens right there. The plan was to hang them elsewhere, but the little girl loved them so much that they had to stay right next to her bed. That’s what matters–it is her room, anyway
The rug looks green but it’s gray. Need a real photographer!
The playroom is downstairs, right across from the dining room. We wanted it to be a sweet place to play, yet not so primary that it wouldn’t flow with the rest of the main floor.
Do you have those live/ work communities where you live, too? What is your opinion?
Enjoy your weekend,