When Joel and Rachel Silverman bought their Candler Park home in 2009, two front doors and parts of a second kitchen remained as obvious remnants of the duplex the home used to be.
The Silvermans know that the grandfather of their next-door neighbor built their home in 1919 and that in the 1960s two sisters bought it and split it into a pink duplex, but when they bought it the home had been opened back up into a single family home.
“Brant Goodman, our architect, he kind of played Sherlock Holmes a little bit,” said Joel. “He figured out what the floor plan would have been like downstairs and restored that, found the right place for stairs to go up and built a second story that was kind of true to the style of foursquare bungalows that have two stories.”
The renovation and restoration included rebuilding the front porch and adding a sleeping porch off of Joel and Rachel’s bedroom.
The Silvermans’ home will be on the Candler Park Tour of Homes on Oct. 6.
Residents: Rachel and Joel Silverman, their daughters, Sophie and Mira, and their dog Tito. Rachel is a healthcare technology consultant, and Joel is a commercial and fine art photographer.
Location: Candler Park
Size: 3,000 square feet with five bedrooms and three baths
Year built: 1919
Year bought: 2009
Renovations: ground floor renovation and second floor addition in 2019.
Consultants: Architect Brant Goodman of Goodman Design and builder Tom Pelletier of Pelle Development Group Inc.
Architectural style: Foursquare bungalow
Favorite architectural elements: Large front porch, sleeping porch off of master bedroom and floor plan that is now true to the original style of construction.
Interior design style: Transitional with an industrial kitchen
Favorite interior design elements: 6-foot map of 1919 Atlanta and salvaged 1890s mantels.
Favorite outdoor feature: Front porch, backyard photo studio
Resources: Crate & Barrel, Scott Antique Markets, Arhaus, Williams-Sonoma, Ikea and Highland Row Antiques. Bathroom tile from Zumpano Enterprises, and sinks from Mexican Tile Designs. Art by Joel Silverman and Rick Baldwin. Paint colors are Sherwin-Williams Ecru downstairs and Alabaster upstairs, with Perfect Periwinkle and Dahlia in Mira’s bedroom.
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