Monday, September 8, 2014

The Peacock House of Furlow Gatewood

His houses are follies—each has been an excuse to indulge his passions for vernacular Southern architecture, collecting antiques, and interior design. Peacock House is a typical Gatewood creation: He assembled a motley but sublime collection of architectural fragments, designed the house around them, and had a wondrously understanding builder bring it to life. Max Kim-Bee photo for Veranda Click on the link for more photos of this delightful sophisticated Georgia Cottage.


JudyMac said...

Seeing the pictures of Furlow Gatewood's cottage makes me rethink the definition I've always had of the word cottage. It is for sure a simple house in the country, but its contents are far from simple. I call it jaw-dropping gorgeous.

Karen said...

I'm so tempted to buy the book. He has such a passion for antique collections and puts rooms together beautifully.

Content in a Cottage said...

JudyMac -- He lives not far from you in Americus GA and he has a collection of cottages that he moved there. There is a book about him -- One Man's Folly: The Exceptional House of Furlow Gatewood by Julia Reed
I think the man is exceptional too because he's still going strong and he's 92 years old!!!

Content in a Cottage said...

Karen....I want that book too. It's full of beautiful photos of antiques, dogs, flowers, and cottages all collected by this wonderful man.
xo, Rosemary

JudyMac said...

Rosemary, if I ever hear that he is giving tours of the houses, you can bet I will get in line. The book is on my wish list.