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A Boy's Life

We love this boy's room and asked the realtor, Eric Robb, more about the home.

Why is this listing special?

For their first home together, the owners of this 2010-built Ashton Woods craftsman took inspiration from some of their favorite Southern vacation spots: WaterColor Hotel and Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida where they honeymooned and Asheville's Grand Bohemian Hotel, a favorite yearly travel destination. Owners Chuck and Cyndra Wilkinson loved the colors in the Grand Bohemian so much they asked the front desk concierge and ended up using both (Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter and Heather Gray) in their 1930s "Hollywood Regency" inspired guest room with mirrored furniture. While on their honeymoon the Wilkinsons drew inspiration from Alabama artist's work they ran across, Paige August Summers, who combines earth tones and interesting ideas to create incredible portraits. Summers ended up painting a custom portrait for the couple based on photographs and descriptions that is hung in their home today.

Was there a decorator used at this house?

Professionally decorated by Sherri Brown of Lawson Brown Creative Services. Brown meld the couple's traditional and glamorous tastes together through various works throughout the home such as a fan made out of turbine vents and framed wallpaper. Renovated by Ira Lacey of Lacey Custom Carpentry who created built-ins with serpentine marble countertops in the family room plus French doors and the transom in Chuck’s office. Owner Chuck Wilkinson also added crown molding throughout as well as a backsplash in the kitchen.

Are there any other aspects of this house that are special?

Outdoor features include 300 plus plants throughout the front, back and side yards including 110 varieties hand-selected by owner Chuck Wilkinson, who is a master gardener. Concrete Resurfacing Products in Suwanee stamped the back porch, the walkways and the “skirt” of the driveway. Pro Decor Tip from the owners: Don’t be afraid to mix styles, textures and patterns.

How long have you been living/working in Johns Creek and what makes it a special community?

Eric Robb has been living in Johns Creek for over 14 years now with his wife Irene and two children, right before Johns Creek was incorporated as a city. We love it because it's a young city but, we're rich in culture and history, we've got great schools, low poverty rate and one of the best concentrations of restaurants, movie theaters and recreational activities in the country. What makes Johns Creek really special is the people that inhabit it. Were a diverse group, very friendly and family-oriented. You'll meet a mix of professionals from all ages and most of them are homeowners with a large percentage of people having kids. That makes this a great city to raise a family!

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