The client had a large tract family farm in the Elberton area that he wished to design for just his wife and himself...but also large enough for grandchildren and guests to come to the countryside.
Being of the Tech minded, he had wishes for office area in the lower lever with LAN room that adjoined a comfortable den area on one side of a common wall with a centered masonry structure with opposing hearths. Adjoining this den area is an entertainment area with sizeable pool table alcove designed around a specific LARGE pool table surface with cue shelf as a chair railing around the perimeter. On the far end, a full shoppe area with sound insulated walls & ceiling (as the master bedroom was overhead).
The main level has it's entry centered to the structure with a covered stoop housing masonry walk and stoop cover. Over head is a radius ceiling to match the stoop opening arch.
In through the stoop onto a cementitious decking and fine stone finished floor that leads into the family room that picks up the third hearth of the central masonry chimney structure. This room opens to the interior of the structure via a pair of mulled pocked doors (with matching radius arch to front stoop). This room leads to the exterior terrace/patio (with the half arch barrel ceiling leading to the rear view of the estate).
On the interior from the entry is a hallway gallery that leads to the master suite and secondary bedrooms and baths.
The opposite edge of the entry leads into the living room with large 5 sectioned bow window. This area opens into the dining area but is separated by a column array to keep the room open while sharing the same millwork and boxing of a coffered ceiling to both areas.
The kitchen is fully equipped with extended raised rear vent on mechanical plenum. Adjoining this area is a doubled oven cabinet that houses the combination microwave and convection ovens. Raised dishwasher to relieve the back burden on loading and unloading and oven draw warmer for breads built into the cabinetry.
Formal butler's pantry for displaying the family china; storage pantries for compartmentalized sundries; mud room that enters from the garage.
The garage is partly used for the family vehicles but sized to display the client's Corvettes. As well, there is a raised ceiling tray to allow a hydraulic lift to full extension for vehicle maintenance. Adjacent to the maintenance area are walk in closets for storage of materials, supplies and tools.
There is a covered walk provided by the eaves and recessed wall that carries the overhead doors. Parking on the concrete deck outside of the garage area allows for a quick entry into the main house either by garage door, or the covered walk to a separate door.
The exceptionally good work by the builder Richard Brady can be seen throughout this photo display...from the process of scrubbing the site to the clean excavation through weathered top soils, rock and into the undisturbed soils.
The use of the trench roller in compacting the back fill of the foundation is a great indicator of the quality construction technique by Richard Brady & Brady Builders, Inc.
Although not detailed in these drawings, the HVAC mechanicals went with Geo Thermal systems to bring the structure to an ambient temperature with only minor adjustments for heat or air conditioning as called upon.
Wonderful job in the rurals of Georgia!
Architectural Design of Single Family Structure - Dan Turner
General Contractor -
Richard Brady & Brady Builders, Inc. 706-283-4270
Mark Risjord (guitar), Kareen Khalifa (Bass) Andy Ditzler (Drums), Ray Trant (Vibes) and the pretty member of the group, Karen Greene (alto & tenor Sax) ~ The tune is Coffee Clutch (Mark & Andrea Risjord)