GEORGIA ON HIS MIND
It was a wonderful place to grow up,” says New York–based architect and designer David Frazier of his hometown, West Point, Georgia. It’s the place that formed him and where his family and friends still reside. And it is where he returned to restore and expand a house.
Situated midway between Atlanta and Montgomery—and less than an hour from FDR’s “Little White House” in Warm Springs—West Point has fewer than 4,000 residents and is sited on the westernmost point of the Chattahoochee River, where the river turns from its southwesterly flow from the Appalachian Mountains.
“I wanted to be an architect from a really young age,” says Frazier, joking about his youthful obsession with a series of video games in which the player creates virtual people for whom he can then design and build virtual homes. “I loved ‘The Sims,’” he says, “and I was a kid who actually stalked houses. Often, if someone found out I wanted to be an architect, they’d invite me over to show me their home. I’ve been in most of the houses in West Point. It was one of the beauties of growing up in a small town.”
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INTERIOR DESIGN BY DAVID FRAZIER
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIEVES ANDERSON
WRITTEN BY EDWARD MCCANN
This story appeared in the Winter 2023 issue of MILIEU.