Brian and Angela Fisher built their Avondale Estates home in 2013 with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, plus a carriage house with an extra bedroom and bath. In March 2015, the house was used to film the CW television show “The Vampire Diaries,” and the autographs of stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley adorn the inside of the family’s coat closet. Text by Lori Johnston and Shannon Adams/Fast Copy News Service. (Christopher Oquendo Photography/www.ophotography.com)
Photo: Fast Copy News Service
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Distinctive Avondale Estates Craftsman makes a statement

Brian and Angela Fisher knew they had something special with their front porch, and even Hollywood took notice.

The Avondale Estates couple drew inspiration from their grandparents’ porches and a neighbor’s home in adding a cedar arbor and columns. The arbor, which is often relegated to the back or side of a house, helped enhance the facade and fill out the front porch of the A-frame home, which was used to film CW’s “The Vampire Diaries.”

“We made the entry a little more of a statement,” Angela said.

The Fishers built their Avondale Estates home in 2013 with four bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, plus a carriage house with an extra bedroom and bath. In March 2015, the house was used in the CW television show "“The Vampire Diaries," and the autographs of stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley can be found on the inside of the family's coat closet.
Photo: Christopher Oquendo Photography

Snapshot

Residents: Brian and Angela Fisher, and their children, Reese, 12; Libby Grace, 10; and Blythe, 8; and their pets, Coach, a chocolate labrador retrieve;, and calico cats Mamacita and Snowbell. Brian is a commercial banker, and Angela is a health communications specialist/partnership coordinator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Homeowners Brian and Angela Fisher built their Craftsman-style Avondale Estates home in 2013, where they live with their three daughters, Reese, Libby Grace and Blythe, their chocolate Labrador retriever Coach and two cats, Mamacita and Snowbell. Angela is communications specialist/partnership coordinator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Brian is a commercial banker. Text by Lori Johnston and Shannon Adams/Fast Copy News Service. (Christopher Oquendo Photography/www.ophotography.com)
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Location: Avondale Estates

Size: About 4,000 square feet, four bedrooms and 3 ½ baths in the main house; one-bedroom, one-bath carriage house

Year built/bought: 2013

Architectural style: Craftsman

Favorite architectural elements: A-frame design, porch with cedar columns and arbor, barrel vault ceiling in bathroom

Builder: Lockman Homebuilding Co.

Design consultants: Walter Studio Interior Design, RMG Landscape Solutions, Haydenscape, Laura Sanchez (landscape design)

Interior design style: Updated traditional

Red and orange leaves add a splash of fall color to the great room. Homeowners Brian and Angela Fisher used soothing wall colors on the main level to create a sense of calm — something they felt was essential with their three kids and bustling lifestyle. The furniture and rug were sourced from the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC). Text by Lori Johnston and Shannon Adams/Fast Copy News Service. (Christopher Oquendo Photography/www.ophotography.com)
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Favorite interior design elements: The blend of modern and traditional furnishings. For example, in the master bedroom, a custom upholstered bed is flanked by traditional nightstands topped with modern drum shade lamps. The family room has a custom carpet in a bold diamond pattern made into a rug, mixed with traditional arm chairs and custom geometric throw pillows on the track arm sofa and modern porcelain table lamps, said Perry Walter, their interior designer.

By keeping the cabinets and countertops light, Avondale Estates homeowners Angela and Brian Fisher, with their interior designer Perry Walter, crafted an open and airy kitchen. The clear pendants over the island add to that effect, while the dark hardwood floors and gray island anchor the room. Text by Lori Johnston and Shannon Adams/Fast Copy News Service. (Christopher Oquendo Photography/www.ophotography.com)
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Favorite outdoor feature: Landscaped backyard with extras such as an outdoor shower and a small pond.

Resources: Furniture from Duralee, Brice Ltd., Currey & Co., Designer Carpets and Kravet, all in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), PB Teen, Moroccan Prestige, Scott Antique Market, Greystone Antiques (Greenville, S.C.), Scudder’s Gallery (Highlands, N.C.). Appliances from Viking, Jenn-Air and Scotsman. Lighting by Feiss and Crystorama (from Masterpiece Lighting) and Capital Lighting. Lanterns from Hinkley and French Market Lanterns. Barn doors from Rustica Hardware. Carrara marble and granite countertops from Master Stone Crafters. Tile from Hillman Flooring & Design.

Decor tip: Area rugs and custom carpets made into rugs can reduce noise when you have young children who enjoy playing on the floor. Walter suggests using soft pile rugs in the main living spaces and bedrooms.

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