Estate & Private Residential Design

2009 Award for Landscape/Garden Design "The Schutze Award"
The Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America-
Southeast Chapter

2004 Georgia ASLA
Honor Award



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White Residence

“An English Country Estate”

The White Estate is a classic English Country Estate set on five acres in the exclusive Buckhead community of Atlanta.

The topographic conditions of the property encouraged and enhanced the creation of separate outdoor “rooms” in the landscape.  These landscape design elements supported specific activities typical of estate homes on large tracts of land, including: 

  • A formal entertaining lawn
  • An elegant pool area with open-air garden pavilion shade structure
  • A vegetable garden
  • A kitchen garden for outdoor dining
  • An elegant family motor court
  • A receiving garden at the entrance to the home

Formal, clipped hedges and perennial-lined paths created “hallways” between these outdoor areas. Custom designed iron gates formed a green portal separating the kitchen garden from the other more elegant outdoor entertaining spaces.

The expanse of the property allowed for the creation of an elegant, private pool area set apart from the view of the residence.  The forms and materials were arranged to create an inviting transition between the formal pool area and the surrounding naturalized landscape.

The design included a long drive reminiscent of a gravel country lane and a park-like system of trails with naturalized and perennial plantings to complete the overall look and feel of an estate in the English countryside.

Finally, to complete the estate-like environment, large 60’-tall specimen shade trees were strategically located within and around the estate.  These stately specimens create that time-honored elegance for this majestic property.