Brasch Home on Ono Island
Atlanta residents Paula and Ed Brasch have loved every minute of their time on Ono Island, ever since 2004 when they purchased a two-year-old home on Peninsula Drive. The 4,700 square foot home was surrounded by water, with every room enjoying an unobstructed view. The house itself really didn’t reflect their unique personal style, however, and after several years, the couple decided to gut the interior and start over to create a home that was entirely an expression of their tastes and personalities.
“I have been told that it’s one of a kind,” says Paula Brasch. “I was able to source a lot of materials and products from overseas or to have things custom-designed and crafted for a specific space. I loved every minute of the process, and I learned so much along the way!”
The kitchen was the most important space of all to Paula.
“In our case, the kitchen really IS the heart of the home,” she says, “and we wanted to give it our full attention. We were able to put in additional windows to take full advantage of the view and the natural light, and we created a unique backsplash. It is fashioned out of thousands and thousands of tiny circular tiles actually made from real mother of pearl. It reflects all the colors of the rainbow and sparkles like the sun on the water.”
The custom-designed range hood is a work of art, created specifically for space by a Fairhope sculptor.
“I brought in a custom cabinetmaker, Darrell Griffin, out of Rome, GA., who I had used in Atlanta, to design and layout the kitchen and other cabinetry throughout the home,” Paula says.
The kitchen boasts a mix of white and rich dark wood built-ins and features dramatic pendant lighting over the island.
The living room is defined by its dramatic ‘wave wall,’ which was also designed and hand-crafted by Darrell Griffin, and by the delicate crystal light fixtures suspended in front of it. The adjacent dining area enjoys a serene water view, framed by palm trees, through floor-to-ceiling windows. The classic crystal chandelier provides contrast to the dramatic geometric window treatments, modern sculptural furnishings, and faux animal-skin rug. Another more formal dining area adjacent to the foyer is punctuated by an oversized painting on the wall and a blown-glass chandelier. The master bedroom features an eye-catching, show-stopping cerulean satin headboard along with modern black furniture and faux animal-skin rugs, along with some of the Brasches’ collection of unique wooden sculptural pieces.
The five-bedroom, five full bath home also boasts a plethora of outdoor spaces, including a dock in front with an expansive deck and ample storage for a variety of watercraft, and a lavishly-landscaped pool and yard in the rear. The Brasches have loved creating their unique work-of-art Ono Island home, but now are ready to move on. Paula says,
“It’s time for us to spend more time in Atlanta, as we are now grandparents, and that is increasingly becoming our primary focus. We have loved this home, and we know that the right someone else will come along to love it as we do. The Brasch home on Ono Island is listed for $2,400,000, fully furnished, with the exception of some personal items.”
Ono Island is a gated island with 24-hour security, and on this section of Peninsula Drive, the lots encompass both sides of the street, the harbor, and big water Bay St. John.
Donna Burns, Realtor
#1 Agent, 2018,
Kaiser Sothebys International Realty