It’s hard to believe that this stately home with historic sensibilities started out as a 1950s beach house.
The kitchen is decked out with Habersham cabinetry, new cork flooring and a fetching animal hide patchwork rug.
What to do with an upstairs porch that you never really use? Gore turned his into a small but stunning formal dining room featuring a mirrored table.
An out-of-the-way space becomes a media room with comfy seating and surround sound.
A soaking tub communes with the natural elements of live plants and parakeets
Like the interior of Gore’s home, the outdoor grounds, pool and gardens create their own event.
“You don’t want any room to be too serious, but it should have a little history ... at least one antique, even if it’s only a box on a table.”—John Gore
Just follow this brick pathway into the enchanted garden. As the perfectly staged promenade of plants and statuary promises, you won’t be disappointed.