Here is part 2 of Inspiring Homes and Facades from our Instagram Account, Glimpses of the South. We continue with architecture, homes and beautiful facades that captured our attention in 2018! Images included are from Charleston, Vickery, Downtown Woodstock, Historic Marietta, Madison Georgia, and the fabulous Swan House in Atlanta! 

Turquoise Charleston Home

Charleston homes - photo via Glimpses of the South - Mary Miller

Charleston, South Carolina is packed full of inspiring homes. Homes in Charleston seem to have that special magic with their colorful histories and enchanting facades. The blue-green exterior coupled with the gas lantern, Charleston Green shutters, iron gate, and lush window boxes make us swoon!

Charleston home with wooden door, classic pediment, pink stucco with black shutters.Pink Crepe myrtles are blooming

Inspiring Homes and Facades -  Glimpses of the South

This bright pink crepe myrtle provides the perfect frame for this Charleston home.  Like many Charleston homes, hinged shutters were installed protect windows during severe storms

Bright blue home with white trim, bright red door, ivy covered white picket fence

Major curb appeal here!  The gingerbread trim, white picket fence, and red door contrasting with the blue siding make decorating simple for the 4th of July, Memorial and Veteran's Day!

Oakton, Marietta Georgia. Historic home, green painted architectural details, front and side southern porch.

Inspiring homes in Historic Marietta

Located in Historic Marietta, Georgia, Oakton House (c.1830) proudly sits on the National Historic Registry. Blending Greek Revival, Victorian and Italian Renaissance elements, this Kennesaw Avenue show stopper boasts 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 7 fireplaces, a parlor, and 5.5 acres of luscious gardens and a pool. If you are a historic home addict, this beauty is currently for sale. Any questions or if you would like an appointment to see this home, contact us at or Hank at 678-428-8276!

Southern Style front porch with green painted columns, screen door and architectural details

The front porch of Oakton shows the ornate detail of the columns and trim.  Numerous photos of Historic Marietta Homes can be found in Douglas' Frey's book Marietta - The Gem City of Georgia. It took 10 years of research to create this beautiful coffee table book and the detailed information Douglas has gathered is fascinating and informative.

Yellow farmhouse with porch decorated for fall


Southern living white cottage with bright red door and porch

  Vickery, Cumming GA

The perfect pop of red on this front door on this cottage style home in Vickery.

  White brick home with black trim around the windows. Pumpkins on the front steps

Also located in Vickery, this simple facade has a European flair with its' white painted brick, black mullion windows, and rich wooden front door.

Historic Marietta home with wrap around porch, intricate architectural details.


Wowing us with her massive front porch is The James T. Anderson House (c. 1900) on Whitlock Avenue.  This Electic Revival home features classic architectural elements such as Ionic columns, dental molding, arched windows and doors, and wrap around front porch.

Yellow farmhouse with gingerbread trim, white picket fence and green accents

Madison Georgia Homes Oh my goodness! That white picket fence, gingerbread trim and screened front door - the perfect spot for some front porch sitting! 

Charleston City home at Christmas. Double front porch with garland

Charleston Homes at Christmas

This Cobblestone street in Charleston showcases some of the loveliest homes in the city. This Church Street beauty is delightful any time of the year, but especially at Christmas with its' simple and classic holiday decor.

The Whitlock Inn Marietta. White house, green shutters, front porch

Everything was glowing after this summertime sun shower in Historic Marietta.

Swan House Atlanta view of back with dual stair case, and lush landscaping

The Swan House - Atlanta, Georgia

Built in 1928 by Emily and Edward Inman and designed by architect Philip Trammell Shutze, The Swan House is an Atlanta treasure. Does the facade look familiar? If you are a fan of The Hunger Games, you'll will know why!  Want a tour? Tickets can be purchased through the Atlanta History Center.

Swan House dining room in shades of peach and green

Interior of the Swan House

No informal dinners here! The gilded mirrors, ornate fireplace, and Chinoiserie wallpaper of the Swan House dining room ooze luxury.

 Stay warm through February - Spring is just around the corner! We will check in again soon with more Glimpses of the South!

Glimpses of the South is a completely organic photo collection of the finest southern homes. Enjoy the artistry of Mary Miller, questions or suggestions? 770-329-5165 and


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