Southern Homes and the Lazy Days of Summer

If you follow us on Instagram, you know how much we love southern homes. Mary Miller, our in-house photographer, has been busy this summer photographing the south’s most luscious homes and gardens.  She has gathered together some of her favorites, which highlight photos from Atlanta, Marietta, and Madison, GA, – along with images from one of our favorite southern cities, Charleston.

Historic southern homes

The flags were flying in Downtown Charleston this summer!  Built in 1774, The Robert Pringle house is a lovely example of an 18th-century single house. This historic home sits on a double lot,  and although hard to see behind the double gates, it boasts a beautiful garden and long driveway. Yes, that ivy on the steps made us swoon…

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Those crepe myrtles get us every time! What natural framing these bright pink blooms provide for this Charleston home.

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Talk about southern charm – there is a house behind that lush landscaping – and it is spectacular!

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Situated perfectly behind iron gates, this southern classic is a show stopper. Just what we think of as the perfect southern home, this beauty easily transports us back in time.

window boxes southern homes

Well, what can we say about southern homes and their window boxes? Always beautifully maintained and full of color, they add that southern charm to these historic homes.

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The house is beautiful, but look at that tree!

Madison GA homes

 Madison is one of the oldest and largest historic districts in Georgia. Located just outside of Atlanta, the small city boasts beautiful historic southern homes, many of which are open to the public.  The Jessup-Atkinson House (c.1819) on South Main Street sure knows how to celebrate in July!

Marietta homes

A much-photographed home in Marietta, GA, the Glover-Blair-Anderson-Edwards House (c.1851) is rumored to be haunted. Although no longer a private home, former residents claim they have seen shadowy figures roaming the mansion.

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A perfect setting for weddings and private events, the Whitlock Inn has a vibrant glow after a rain shower.

southern porches

Built in 1838, Oakton sits on a 3.25-acre parcel in Historic Marietta, GA.  The rocking chair front porch won us over, along with that wonderful shade of green!

southern home interiors

Atlanta and Buckhead are full of beautifully appointed interiors. The above photo was taken at the Southeastern Designer Showhouse at a special event for Harry Norman, Realtors. Designer Beth Webb brought the outside in with muted pastel colors visible in the Schumacher wallpaper, fresh flowers, and various tones and textures.  Additional photos of the home are in this month’s edition of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine.

Interested in seeing more? Catch our first Glimpses of the South blog post and give us a follow on Instagram, Glimpses of the South.











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