Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Gem for the Eye to Behold

This jewel box sits on a pristine street in the heart of Memphis.  The attention to detail and perfectly appointed spaces make it a special gem.  It forges a strong case for bigger isn't better and quality always trumps quantity.

Enjoy these beautiful images and let me know if you agree with me about it's exquisite nature.
Have you ever seen anything more charming?
The shutters and lantern are perfection!
This Entry Hall has elegance and "come on in" in perfect juxtaposition.

A Living Room that is comfortable and lovely.
Beauty.
Cozy.
Sunny and bright.

Bedrooms that make you want to linger for days.


And grounds that create a courtyard atmosphere perfect for a glass of wine after a long day.

I know you'll agree this is one special place.  What is your favorite detail?

We'll talk soon.

Gwen




29 comments:

  1. I think that might be my all time favorite front door!!

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  2. My favorite detail is the larger scale of the tiles in the entry. We are doing this in our new house, and it is great to see it in reality - I trust my team, but this helps me verify that it was the right decision.

    Gorgeous house!

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  3. So gorgeous. My favorite detail - the formal black and white tiled entry, the columns, the mural painted on the wall ( I know that's more than 1!) Thanks for sharing this! Michele

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  4. I love the outdoor spaces the most! And those shutters on the front door!

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  5. So many favorite details. From the front door, to the master bedroom ceiling to the kitchen stained glass window. But if I had to pick one it would be that round pool. You never see a round pool & very unique. What a very special home indeed. Wishing you a lovely Sunday Gwen.

    x Deb

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  6. I agree....bigger is not always better. In fact, if I could buy and/or build my dream home, it would not be a mcmansion, but something cozy and cottage-y that said "welcome home" every time you stepped through the doors or drove up the driveway. Thanks for posting this charming home!
    Judy

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  7. The charming doors are welcoming and that foyer looks so inviting...
    Lovely home!
    pve

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  8. Doesn't that bowl of apples look inviting in the entry?... That bowl would look nice at my place!

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  9. I love the front doors, the entryway, the library room, the dining room (my favorite thing), and that outrageously beautiful lawn and garden in the back! I love it! I don't want another big home. That is perfect.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Teresa

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  10. The expanse of the entry makes for a graceful and generous welcome. I do think a large entry adds immense character to a house-this from a woman that owns a 1920's Tudor with No Foyer! pgt

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  11. The beautiful window in the kitchen with the cut stained glass. And, the grounds look like someone clips them with fingernail sissors, just like I would. A lovely place for an elegant cocktail party. xx's

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  12. oh gwen, you are so right character trumps size any day. so much to love here but am enchanted with the exterior details and the gardens. one of my pet peeves is exterior lighting; in most cases far too small. this was an example of perfection.
    great post!
    debra

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  13. Yes, it is perfection. I love the back patio/garden. It would be the perfect house for me (and a fantastic gardener). I think the entrance sets the tone for the entire house.

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  14. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but it would have to be the front doors and the painted brick. I love it all. I have always believe that a small home done right is the most perfect. People want the big open spaces and then they retreat to a small sitting area off the master ect.

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  15. What a comfortable home that feels cozy and inviting. I'm going to have to go with the spacious entry. The formality created by the symmetry and the classic details of the flooring and mural give this space great appeal. It's unexpected from looking at the front of the house which makes it that much more wonderful.
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  16. Quality over quantity is my mantra! Just love the entry - and have always adored double front doors. Charming!

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  17. I love the large lantern near the front door! And, I love that library and the outside, as well. Lucky home owners!!!

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  18. Where do I begin??? I am constantly thinking about downsizing. This is the perfect little jewell box! I would love to see the master bathroom. Thank you for sharing and only leaving us wanting more!

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  19. perfect in every way!!!! thank you Would love to see the master bath maybe you could share at a later date?

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  20. I'd have to say the front entry shutters and lantern, as you said... perfection!
    Wishing you a fabulous week ahead :)
    xo

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  21. I cannot decide if I love more indoors or out. Just beautiful.
    X
    V

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  22. Definitely the front doors, but I love it all - inside and out. Charm personified...

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  23. Oh my, I don't think I have just one favorite detail. I love the landscaping. Adore how each room is pulled together nicely, but not overdone. The exterior would have my stopping in front to admire it's perfection. Lovely post!

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  24. Wow, you aren't kidding. Love it. I cannot pick a favorite but the doors and shutters, the large lantern, the fabulous library and the back pool area are highlights for me. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. A very chaarming house! I especially loved the foyer and the round pool!!!

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  26. your'e right - it's gorgeous and perfect in every way! LOVE that entry hall and the stained glass in the kitchen!

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  27. Gwen,
    This is perfection! Everything that I want to do is in this home. Funny how you live with things for 40 years and suddenly you have a light bulb moment.....my taste can change even if I'm approaching 60....I CAN change my mind! Love your blog and love the fact that I get prompted on FB to check your blog. Great job!
    (another) Gwen

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  28. My favorite detail is the kitchen window. But then, I'm easy. Almost any Mickey Mouse thing attracts my attention. You are right, the care and attention to detail are very enjoyable in the pictures. Thanks so much for putting it in your blog. Ann

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