Offering the best of both worldsApril 28, 2010
Jack and Doranne Strama’s listing at 1040 Midway in Powder Springs, GA was recently featured on the front page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Homefinder section. Check out some of the captions, below!
Lee Upshaw and wife, Sheila, knew what they wanted when they came across a traditional Georgian home in Powder Springs five years ago. Lee was part of the Atlanta Braves organization, and now owns a construction company.
The Tuscan-inspired home features six bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms and a 3-car garage. The property sits on a wooded 1.5 acre lot.
Upshaw’s company, Millworks Construction, spent three years turning the home into a Tuscan-style residence with Old World ambiance. Guests enter through a solid, carved mahogany entry door into the home’s two-story foyer. “We chose a neutral color palette that included greens, browns and grays to give the home a rustic feel,” Sheila says. “We wanted to give the home a unique look by adding these custom niches that give you a sense that you are in Italy.” The couple studied Tuscan art and interior design and turned to Hannah Sophia Interiors for help. The Upshaws added tray ceilings and Tuscan-style hardware and lighting to the rest of the home, which has floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room.
The Upshaws added professional appliances, custom cabinets and granite countertops to the kitchen. “The kitchen is a central point to the home, and the wood beams make the area feel very cozy,” Sheila says.
To read more of the article, visit http://projects.ajchomefinder.com/gallery/view/homes/private-quarters/classic/pq-upshaw-0419/