Libba and Will Dillon’s Overlook Drive home was built in 1952. The couple finished a complete renovation of the home, which has been owned by three generations of Libba’s family, in the spring of 2015. Today, the home brings a new look to the historic Overlook neighborhood.
By Anna Logan .
Libba and Will Dillon’s Overlook Drive home has passed through many hands since it was built in 1952. It was originally designed by Lewis A. Scarbrough Jr. of the James J.W. Biggers & Associates Architecture Firm for William and Frances Zimmerman. Between 1952 and 1996, the Overlook home was sold three times. In 1996, Libba’s grandparents, Margie and L.Z. Thrasher, purchased the home. Upon the death of Libba’s grandmother in 2002, Libba, her mother, Margie Richardson, and brother, Jud, moved into the home. Libba and her husband bought the home from Libba’s mother in 2014. Since then, the couple have completely redone the historic home. With the help of Columbus architect Jack Jenkins and R H Brent and Sons General Contractors, Libba, an interior designer, changed the layout of the entire structure.
It was important to Libba and Will that their home represented a mixture of old and new. The couple painted the house with Slipper Satin by Farrow and Ball. This blank palette allowed them to use family heirlooms, along with fun, modern patterned fabrics and rugs, to convey their blend of history and modernity. Unlaquered brass doorknobs accent the décor throughout the home. New hardwood floors were added and stained by Affordable Hardwood Flooring. The renovations were completed in spring 2015 and the couple moved in with the help of Two Men and a Truck.
TOP: Ivory window treatments and ivory walls allow the room to take on a lot of texture and patterns in the heirloom furniture recovered by City Upholstery. The camelback sofa is covered in brown velvet from Valley Fabrics with Tory Burch needlepoint pillows. Wingback chairs covered in gray plaid fabric enclose the fireplace with a pop of color in the Schumacher pillows. The furniture sits on a sisal rug with a layering of cowhide. The statement clay lamps enhance the space with their style and color.
The kitchen was completely torn out and rearranged facing a wall of windows. It features an accent wall in Galbraith & Paul wallpaper. Large industrial light fixtures hang above the island. Cabinetry was done by James Brown Cabinetry. The quartz countertops and the backsplash behind the range were done by Innovation Marble. The tile backsplash was purchased from Innovation Marble’s Floor Studio.The kitchen was filled with all new appliances from Daniel Appliances
The bathroom was completely renovated with a large vanity, enclosed toilet closet, large walk in shower, and Whirlpool Drop In tub surrounded by Carrera marble. The flooring is all Carrera marble, with white subway tiles on the shower and bath walls. Fixtures were purchased from Fergusons, mirror from Muscogee Glass, cabinetry from James Brown Cabinetry, tile from the floor studio, and wallpaper from Thibaut.
New larger round columns replaced existing round columns. The red brick was painted Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore, while the shutters were painted Railings by Farrow and Ball. Antique gas lanterns from an Opelika home were added beside the front door, which was renovated by Hammerhead Carpentry.