Porch Crush—Again!

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You know this house just has to wonderful!

The title of this post should really be—Crush on it All…again! 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 am always searching or a way to add extra accommodations in Cashiers and this could be the perfect fit— I am always needing just one more bed. Thank you Beth for the inspiration for anyone looking for the perfect porch to complete their home. Maybe this will finish my home too…who am I kidding—finish is not in my vocabulary!

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The pavilion—love at first sight.
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This breeze-way connects the house, pavilion and garage—high gloss black door is beautiful.
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Small porch leads to another boxwood filled garden.
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Inside there is a dining area and fireplace lighting and music complete the scene.
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The arched window gives a little peek inside—yes, please.
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The absolutely perfect little guest house—small living room eith bedroom over the garage.
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This garden gate welcomes you in.
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An enclosed boxwood garden hides all electrical and hvac—stealing this idea.
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Window boxes are filled with swirls of boxwood too.
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The side patio leads to the pavilion and parking area.
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The gravel parking area leads to my favorite little surprise.
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Stone patio edged in boxwood fill the beds near the house.

xo♥, Lissy

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

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