Gladden Family, Buckhead GA

History Reimagined: A 1933 Tudor Estate in Intown Atlanta

 We first met Kyle and Nancy of Drake House Construction in March 2018, very soon after closing on our new home, a 1933 Tudor, in the Ridgedale Park neighborhood in Buckhead. We found them through Houzz and were very impressed by their tasteful, yet budget-friendly renovations. When we met them in person, we knew we had found the right team to help turn our dream kitchen into a reality.

 Having flipped our previous home in Denver, CO, we had a good idea of what we were looking for in our renovation. Having a personal passion for interior design and my husband, Andrew, being in commercial real estate, we were tough clients with high expectations on a tight timeline. We were looking to breathe new life into our historic home, but keep the old-world charm and timeless look of the rest of the house. We chose a blend of classic finishes, such as honed Carrara marble counters, white subway tile, brass fixtures, and stainless appliances, but with tasteful, modern touches, like hanging shelves and light greige cabinets. We were also working within a more segmented and challenging space. We would be taking a wall down in between our kitchen and dining room, as well as a breakfast bar, removing a radiator, and adding a new window to create more light and a more open, airy space.

 Kyle and Nancy immediately understood our goals both from a look and feel perspective, as well as from a budget perspective. Nancy was very helpful locating specific design elements, like paint colors, light fixtures, and tiles, and Kyle was the construction lead behind adding the custom touches that really made our project shine. We threw Kyle and Nancy several curve balls and last minute change orders with requests for a custom island design and hanging brass shelves. Kyle and his team were incredibly resourceful and figured out a way to make them happen, creating a high-end look for a fraction of the price. We were also very impressed with Kyle’s team’s craftsmanship. They did an excellent job matching the walls of the new opening in between our kitchen and dining room to our existing, textured plaster walls, making it look like it was there all along. We greatly appreciated Kyle and Nancy’s ability to finish the project within a very aggressive timeframe within just six weeks, which greatly helped expedite our move in. Our kitchen is our new favorite room in our home and is everything we dreamed of for our growing family. Thank you, Kyle and Nancy!

 We can’t wait to work with Drake House again for the next phases of our remodel – a master suite and basement renovation!

 Nicole and Andrew Gladden