Five years ago, while visiting family in Georgia, Wes Walraven was delighted to discover that the sleepy town he grew up in was now in the midst of a renaissance. Rome looked like a good place to escape to for now and to retire to in the future. And that's how Walraven and his partner, Brian Moore, came to buy Rose Hill, an old Greek Revival home there.
Named for the beautiful gardens that once surrounded it, Rose Hill, with its prominent position in the historic Between the Rivers district downtown, was just what they were looking for. However, the overgrown landscaping obscured the facade of the 1909 beauty. Landscape architect Pete Wilkerson of Scapes in Roswell, Georgia, reclaimed the grounds.
This project won an Award of Excellence from the National Association of Landscape Professionals.