Inspiring Homes and Facades – Part 2

Here is part 2 of Inspiring Homes and Facades from our Instagram Account, Glimpses of the South. We continue with architecture, homes and beautiful facades that captured our attention in 2018! Images included are from Charleston, Vickery, Downtown Woodstock, Historic Marietta, Madison Georgia, and the fabulous Swan House in Atlanta!

Inspiring homes in Charleston

Charleston homes – photo via Glimpses of the South – Mary Miller

Charleston, South Carolina is packed full of inspiring homes. Homes in Charleston seem to have that special magic with their colorful histories and enchanting facades. The blue-green exterior coupled with the gas lantern, Charleston Green shutters, iron gate, and lush window boxes make us swoon!

Inspiring homes and facades Charleston

Inspiring Homes and Facades –  Glimpses of the South

This bright pink crepe myrtle provides the perfect frame for this Charleston home.  Like many Charleston homes, hinged shutters were installed protect windows during severe storms

Charleston Doors and Inspiring homes

Charleston Homes – That Red Door!

Major curb appeal here!  The gingerbread trim, white picket fence, and red door contrasting with the blue siding make decorating simple for the 4th of July, Memorial and Veteran’s Day!

Historic Marietta Inspiring Homes

Inspiring homes in Historic Marietta

Located in Historic Marietta, Georgia, Oakton House (c.1830) proudly sits on the National Historic Registry. Blending Greek Revival, Victorian and Italian Renaissance elements, this Kennesaw Avenue show stopper boasts 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 7 fireplaces, a parlor, and 5.5 acres of luscious gardens and a pool. If you are a historic home addict, this beauty is currently for sale. Any questions or if you would like an appointment to see this home, contact us at or Hank at 678-428-8276!

Historic Marietta Georgia inspiring homes

The front porch of Oakton shows the ornate detail of the columns and trim.  Numerous photos of Historic Marietta Homes can be found in Douglas’ Frey’s book Marietta – The Gem City of Georgia. It took 10 years of research to create this beautiful coffee table book and the detailed information Douglas has gathered is fascinating and informative.

Inspiring Homes in Historic Marietta

Historic Marietta Homes in the Fall

We love how this Historic Marietta Homes is decorated for fall – so welcoming with that wrap around front porch and warm autumn colors.


Inspiring homes and cottages

Inspiring homes in Cumming, GA, Vickery

The perfect pop of red on this front door on this cottage style home in Vickery.


Vickery inspiring homes

Inspiring homes in Vickery – via Glimpses of the South – Instagram

Also located in Vickery, this simple facade has a European flair with its’ white painted brick, black mullion windows, and rich wooden front door.

Historic Marietta inspiring homes and facades

Historic Marietta Homes – Glimpses of the South

Wowing us with her massive front porch is The James T. Anderson House (c. 1900) on Whitlock Avenue.  This Electic Revival home features classic architectural elements such as Ionic columns, dental molding, arched windows and doors, and wrap around front porch.

Madison Georgia inspiring homes and facades

Madison Georgia Homes – Photo Glimpses of the South

  70 degrees on this October day! It’s always sunny at this Madison Georgia home!

Madison Georgia Inspiring Homes

Madison Georgia Homes – Glimpses of the South

Oh my goodness! That white picket fence, gingerbread trim and screened front door – the perfect spot for some front porch sitting!

Madison Georgia Inspiring Homes

Madison Georgia Homes – Glimpses of the South

Rich fall colors accentuate the green roof and lush landscaping of this Historic Madison Georgia home.

Charleston Inspiring homes

Charleston Homes at Christmas

This Cobblestone street in Charleston showcases some of the loveliest homes in the city. This Church Street beauty is delightful any time of the year, but especially at Christmas with its’ simple and classic holiday decor.

Historic Marietta inspiring homes - Whitlock Inn

Historic Marietta homes – The Whitlock Inn

Everything was glowing after this summertime sun shower in Historic Marietta.

Downtown Woodstock Inspiring homes

Downtown Woodstock Georgia

A white house with pops of fushia, yellow, and orange! This Downtown Woodstock home sure has some front door charm!

Inspiring homes and Architecture The Swan House Atlanta

The Swan House – Atlanta, Georgia

Built in 1928 by Emily and Edward Inman and designed by architect Philip Trammell Shutze, The Swan House is an Atlanta treasure. Does the facade look familiar? If you are a fan of The Hunger Games, you’ll will know why!  Want a tour? Tickets can be purchased through the Atlanta History Center.

Inspiring Homes The Swan House Atlanta

Interior of the Swan House

No informal dinners here! The gilded mirrors, ornate fireplace, and Chinoiserie wallpaper of the Swan House dining room ooze luxury.


Stay warm through February – Spring is just around the corner! We will check in again soon with more Glimpses of the South!





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