Home Inspiration from House Beautiful’s Whole Home Showcase
For the fifth anniversary, the mag marked the first renovation of an existing property rather than a new build
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
December 5, 2022
House Beautiful’s Whole Home is an annual showcase of the best designs and products in the industry. For their fifth anniversary, they featured the first renovation of an existing property rather than a new build. They partnered with a great builder, architect, and top designers from around the country, to reimagine spaces throughout a modern Tudor with a focus on living better at home. House Beautiful’s Director of Special Projects, Carisha Swanson, showed us around the stunning 11,000-square-foot home that featured sleek design, versatility, and cutting-edge technology in the Chastain Park section of the Buckhead Atlanta area.
We started in the incredible kitchen designed by Indianapolis-based designer Whittney Parkinson. She took her traditional design approach to the next level, adding a bit of English flair with the five-star home chef in mind. Warm woods, quartz countertops, and antiqued mirror tiles make this brand-new kitchen feel like it has been here forever. She used several award-winning Signature Kitchen Suite appliances to ensure the homeowner had everything they needed for everyday life or entertaining on the fly.
The oversized eat-in kitchen features the first-of-its-kind 48-inch built-in French door refrigerator with a large interior capacity, precise preservation technology, and a sleek, innovative design, offering the perfect alignment of countertop and fridge drawers for a seamless look. Plus, this fridge comes in stainless steel or cabinet panel ready, lift-and-go drawers, fully adjustable door bins, and hidden LED lighting so you can see everything in your fridge. Our favorite part is the dual ice maker that makes both cubed iced and slow-melting, spherical craft ice to elevate cocktail hour. Lastly, what's a kitchen without a range? The LG Signature Kitchen Suite 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range remains the first and only range on the market with built-in sous vide, alongside induction and gas cooktops and two ovens, giving homeowners the most flexibility in one unit.
One thing we love about Signature Kitchen Suite is that their products work throughout the home. You can find their dual under-counter refrigerators everywhere: in the owner’s suite, work-from-home quarters, guest room, and the media room—for those family night movie marathons when you don’t want to run down to the kitchen. Both drawers operate independently with multiple temperature settings and can drop down to a freezer. When we think about living fully in our homes and enjoying every part of them, so much of that has to do with convenience.
Let’s talk laundry now. Everyone wants it in easy-to-access locations. In this home, LG Studio laundry appliances are featured throughout. The owner’s suite walk-in closet has the awesome LG Studio Styler Clothing Care System that refreshes, deodorizes, and sanitizes your clothes with steam. It’s a game changer with a capacity for up to five hangers, alongside a pants press in the door, making it perfect for any walk-in closet, dressing room, or laundry room because no plumbing is needed.
Also in the owner’s suite and upstairs laundry room is the LG Studio WashTower. This single unit takes up half the floor space of a side-by-side without sacrificing capacity and has an easily reachable control panel in the center. And, since this home is all about making life easier, this unit has built-in intelligence that selects optimal washing and drying settings for each load. Truly genius.
Swanson shared that they asked the designers to bring this home into modernity with today’s family in mind. “These designers all have different perspectives on what that means," she said. "You’ll see spaces reimagined: a tween hangout with furniture draped in easy to clean slipcovered fabrics, an introvert's space to recharge, and LG screens throughout the home, including the incredible home theatre with this enormous 10-foot wide display." Last but not least, "a great outdoor entertaining area because they are outside year-round in the south,” added Swanson.
You can see more in the December/January issue of House Beautiful on newsstands now and great designer videos at housebeautiful.com.