When Dan and Susan Graveline built their Peachtree Corners home in 2014, they were pretty sure what features they wanted. This was the third home that they’ve built, and they expect to be here for a while.

“For years, my husband and I walked homes to get ideas then sketched them on paper napkins,” said Susan.

They put in dreamy features, like the 9-foot windows in the great room and the three-story suspended staircase at the center of the home, and they made practical choices, like keeping the master bedroom on the ground floor and stacking two large closets so that if they ever needed an elevator there would be a space.

“We spent a couple of years while we were getting ready to sell our old home just tinkering with what we wanted to do,” said Dan. “We built it with the idea that we’re here to stay.”

The lot they picked looks back over a neighborhood greenspace, so the views from their windows are natural and beautiful, and their top floor is partially open to the floor below, so that Susan’s office looks down onto the fireplace and windows in the great room.

“One of my favorite things about the house is the view from her office,” said Dan. “She’s got the best view in the house.”


Residents: Susan and Dan Graveline, with their dogs, Lola and Maggie Mae

Location: Peachtree Corners

Size: 5,600 square feet, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two powder rooms

Year built: 2014

Consultants: Architect Allen Amour, builder Dean Cowart of Cowart Residential, and paint consulting by Patricia Presto of On the Surface

Architectural style: Craftsman cottage

Favorite architectural elements: Nine-foot windows in the great room, curved suspended staircase and large curved island in the kitchen.

Interior design styles: Traditional

Favorite interior design elements: Art from friends and family, including pottery by Susan, art by their daughter, Alex Graveline Miller, painted gourds by Del Martin and drapes and bedding by Margaret Dickson.

Favorite outdoor feature: Screened-in porch with gas fire pit and back garden that looks over a neighborhood greenspace.

Resources: Furniture and decor from Bassett Furniture, Scott Antique Markets, Illuminati Antiques, Henredon, Ballard Designs, RH, Outrageous Interiors, Grandin Road and Fabulous Finds Consignment. Lighting from Progressive Lighting. Art by Susan Graveline, Alex Graveline Miller, Del Martin and Carolyn Goldsmith.


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