Rossdhu Estate


Named for the eighteenth-century Scottish parkland and mansion, its distant southern cousin was built in 1918 on a large parcel in rural Buckhead. The setting today is intentionally pastoral although just moments from the city. Howard Design Studio lightened and transformed the entire property with architect Norman D. Askins to singular effect. From the drive and rebuilt port cochere and swimming pool, to reforestation of the park, to the color of the house, every element and detail is reimagined, unified, and brought to life. Lovely outdoor spaces and intimate pockets of plantings encircle the house inviting individual contemplation or a gathering. Made green and soft again, the place exudes presence and grace.

  • Original Architect 1918: unknown
  • Renovation & Additions Architect: Norman D. Askins
  • Interior Designer: Susan B. Boseman Designs
  • Builder: Bonner Buchanan
  • Garden Construction & Maintenance: Galbraith Grounds Management
  • Photographer: Emily Followill

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