|Staircase Rotunda at the Governor's Mansion, built in 1967. |
Architect Thomas A Bradbury, AIA.
A wonderful job was done recreating a period home
in the modern age.
Scale, proportion, and details are all pitch perfect.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Govenors Mansion, Atlanta Georgia.
A long time ago, I remember watching an episode of Designing Women in which Julia Sugarbaker (the late Dixie Carter), in a brief moment of enforced fun, put her head between the railings on a staircase and gets her head stuck. The staircase was at the Governors Mansion in Atlanta and the crew of Sugarbaker's Interior Design was decorating it for the annual Govenor's Ball. The plot revolved around getting Julia's head out of the railing without having to cut through the wood handrail which was made of one continuous piece of timber (known is the episode as the 'Abbott Banister', a fictitious piece of historic memorabilia).