This new residence was designed for a fun-loving, active young family who has an unusually keen interest and appreciation for art, architecture and graceful landscape design.
Featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles “Lake Minded” An important design mandate was to situate the house to capture both the distant deep water views as well as the meandering shoreline while maintaining a comfortable physical convenience to the lake and boathouseInteriors by Terry Duffy Landscape by E. Graham Pittman
This early 1900’s southern Bungalow, located in a historic neighborhood of Chattanooga Tennessee, is located on a beautiful lot with stunning views of the mountains of Chattanooga.
There’s absolutely nothing more rewarding than being asked to design a residence by the same client three times! That’s exactly what this Norman country house represents.
We have had a 19 plus year collaboration at Blackberry Farm. We have renovations to the “Main House”, designed signature Boat House, Oak Cottage, Chestnut Cottage, Yallahammer Pavillion, Holly Glade Cottages, Singing Brook Cottages & Hill Cottages. Also several private residences- The Maple Cottage(Southern Accents “Cottage Industry” and HGTV “Homes Across America”) & the proprietor’s home for Sam & Mary Celeste Beall (Architectural Digest “In the Vernacular” & Suzanne Kasler Timeless Style).
Featured in the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles “ Built to Last” Interiors by Carole Weaks & Susan Massey. An escape to the beach means for most people being able to live in a way completely and gloriously different from the way in which they live day to day. Our classically simple beach house is a study in serenity. Porches & balconies wrap the house extending the living area into the walled garden or offering views to the shore and & to the sea’s horizon beyond.
This delightful Farmhouse located near Columbus, GA was renovated for a family that decided they loved being there full time. This vernacular style home is soon to be Featured in Southern Home Magazine. Interiors by Lauren Deloach.
Sam & Mary Celeste Beall home – as featured in Architectural Digest “In the Vernacular” November 2012 also, featured in Suzanne Kasler Timeless Style by Rizzoli Books The home draws on local building materials with a ‘Southern Flair’ for the second generation of owners of Blackberry Farm, Sam and Mary Celeste Beall.
This “cottage” is really quite spacious and has been featured in House Beautiful Magazine “ The Power of Restraint” & the book by Rizzoli publishers, Suzanne Kasler Inspired Interiors. In addition to a fully covered central porch overlooking the rear garden it has a stone terrace off the dining room. The family enjoys the dine-in French Country kitchen with its fireplace, and the lower level with wine cellar, recreation room with fireplace &access, via a bank of French doors.
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine as one of the “20 most Beautiful homes”. Stately and beautifully situated on a rising lawn set well back from the street, this classical revival house was built in the early 1930’s. Our program was to reintegrate house & gardens in terms of circulation, access & lines of sight. Secondly, interiors were returned to a classical simplicity both in plan & enable it to be used & enjoyed by a modern family. Interiors by Nancy Izlar Landscape E. Graham Pittman
Featured in Southern Home Magazine “Readjusted Refinements” This sweet Craftsman Cottage was built in the early 1920’s. The house desperately needed to function better for today’s more casual lifestyles. Better access to the garden was created from the house to a beautiful courtyard garden. An old two story carriage was redone with a wonderful guest suite above. Interiors by Teri Duffy Landscape by E. Graham Pittman
Featured Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles “Jewel Box Beauty” At the time it came into the hands of its new owners, the rich Colonial Revival Style exterior had survived relatively intact, but the interiors had suffered many & varied insensitive renovations. Based on our experience, after discovering the extent of the issues the condition of the house exhibited, most new owners would have opted to raze the house & build anew. Interiors by Suzanne Kasler Landscape by E. Graham Pittman
Featured in Southern Accents, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles “Natural Beauty”, Garden Design, the Taunton Press Book “Updating Classic America Capes,” the Sterling Press Book, “Garden Paths and Stepping Stones” , HGTV’s Homes Across America and Taunton Press Book “Curb Appeal”. The garden has been featured on the Atlanta Botanical Garden Connoisseurs Tour, Georgia Perennial Plant Association Tour & most recently the High Museum of Art’s, Art Partners, “Artful Garden Tour”.
As featured in Veranda Magazine “Grandeur Restored” &“Pedigree of Place” One of Atlanta’s most beloved residential landmarks, the house was designed in 1936 for the Nunnally family. Unfortunately after working on a year-long renovation in 2000, a fire damaged the house disastrously. We are proud recipients’ of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America’s 2009 Philip Trammell Shutze Award Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Interiors by Carole Weaks.
This Mediterranean stucco house with barrel tile roof is reminiscent of the villas of Montecito California or Palm Beach Florida. The first floor features a spacious kitchen and family room; family and friends are able to mingle comfortably and to enjoy an easy access to the screened porch, loggia and pool terrace. A main floor master suite is a convenient and private retreat. A Pool House mirrors the loggia and overlooks the garden beyond. Landscape by John Howard, Howard Design Studio
As featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles “Country Idol” proud recipient of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America’s 2010 Philip Trammell Shutze Award Built in the vernacular Greek Revival style, this handsome raised cottage was constructed in 1852. The area where the house was located had become a populous residential and business suburb, therefore it was decided that if it were to be saved, would have to be moved to another location.
When this now charming house was built, the detailing in our plans was not followed, so, for a number of years every time we would pass the house we would shake our heads and think, “what a nice looking house it might have been!”
As featured in Veranda Magazine “Marsh Magic” This family retreat designed for Kries and Sandy Beall for a wonderful weekend getaway on Brays Island. The home, which we renovated, lacked views to the beautiful marsh and circulation and flow. This low country home lacked character and was brought to life with appropriate details. “There is not a room in the house that doesn’t take advantage of the beauty. We love it.” Interiors by Suzanne Kasler
Spitzmiller and Norris, Inc. is a residential design firm specializing in the custom design of personal residences. We have maintained our office in Atlanta since 1985 and are experienced in designing plans for the construction of new houses, the remodeling of existing houses and the proper restoration of historic houses in a green and eco-friendly manner. High-rise interior designs are a new request for us and we are adding this rewarding lifestyle environment to our repertoire. We work throughout the South on a diverse array of projects from our recently completed 18 plus year design collaboration with Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, to designing second homes in North Carolina’s mountains and Florida’s Gulf Coast. We are particularly proud of receiving four Excellence in Preservation Awards from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, four time winners of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art 2009, 2010 , 2011, 2013 and 2019 Philip Trammell Shutze Award as well as accolades from Southern Living and Southern Accents. Our office is located at ADAC West and we have been delighted to be in the center of such a wonderful design community.