House Crush N°23

HThe title of this post should really be—Crush on it All! This incredibly charming patio, pavilion, garage and guest house is located at the home of Atlanta designer Beth Ervin. I have admired this home from afar for awhile now, but the pavilion porch addition connecting the existing garage to the house just threw me over the edge—I had to get in to see it! Luckily we have a mutual friend, designer Ann Dupre.  A quick text provided access to my ‘Crush.’

The Pavilion houses a large dining area with grilling station and connects the house to the garage beautifully. It is all hidden from the street by manicured boxwood gardens and shuttered privacy walls. Little glimpses are available at the ends of the pavilion to entice you in. To my delight a little guest house is also attached to the end of this charming addition. I have been searching for a way to add extra accommodations in Cashiers and this is the perfect fit. I always seem to need just one more bed. My friend and architect Keven Hawkins came along to measure and photograph to use as a guide for my mountain house. Thank you Beth for the perfect inspiration to finish my renovation. Who am I kidding—finish is not in my vocabulary!

You know this house just has to wonderful

You know this house just has to wonderful

 

This garden gate welcomes you in

This charming gate welcomes you into the garden and patio

 

An enclosed boxwood garden hides all electrical and hvac—stealing this idea

An enclosed boxwood garden hides all electrical and hvac—stealing this idea

 

window boxes are filled with swirls of boxwood too

window boxes are filled with swirls of boxwood too

 

side patio leads to the pavilion and parking area

side patio leads to the pavilion and parking area

 

The pavilion—love at first sight

The pavilion—love at first sight–and more boxwood

 

Inside there is a dining area and fireplace lighting and music complete the scene

Inside there is a dining area and fireplace lighting and music complete the scene

 

This breezway connects the house, pavilion and garage—high gloss black door is beautiful

This breezway connects the house, pavilion and garage—high gloss black door is beautiful

 

The arched window gives a little peek inside—yes, please

The arched window gives a little peek inside—yes, please

 

Stone patio edged in boxwood fill the beds near the house

Stone patio edged in boxwood fill the beds near the house

 

Small porch leads to another boxwood filled garden

Small porch leads to another boxwood filled garden

 

The gravel parking area leads to my favorite little surprise

The gravel parking area leads to my favorite little surprise

 

The absolutely perfect little guest house—small living room eith bedroom over the garage

The absolutely perfect little guest house—small living room with bedroom over the garage

 

xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Cathy Garrett

    June 8, 2015

    Loving all the boxwoods and the pavilion!

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      June 8, 2015

      They are all very beautiful and inviting. You can never have enough boxwood!
      xo

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    Kelly - Talk of the House

    June 9, 2015

    Oh my gosh I’m in love! What gorgeous grounds! That pavilion is to die for. Thank you for taking us along. It makes me rethink the use of boxwoods around here. 🙂

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      June 9, 2015

      Kelly, It made me re-think my whole house! Good news is she has invited me back to see the inside!
      xo

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    Victoria

    June 12, 2015

    Thanks for sharing this home Lissy. It is almost too charming for words to describe. Looking for to the interior in future posts.

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      June 15, 2015

      Victoria, I can hardly wait myself.
      xo

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