“We went more than we had budgeted and planned for, but the payoff was really great from the aesthetics,” he adds.

Webb’s decisions were certainly ratified when the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association gave the home a silver designation for projects of more than $5 million in its 2008 awards competition.

Clair Rose (17)-1Click photo to enlarge“I’m absolutely satisfied,” says Webb. “I get so many compliments on it from people saying they feel like they’re in Europe when they’re around it. I’ll definitely use the product again.

“We’re delighted to see our product used on a project that won such a prestigious award,” says Jake Manthei, marketing director for Redi-Rock International. “That’s our niche in the market, though: building tall gravity retaining walls.”

And, Piedmont’s Flanagan says he’s very happy to have been involved in such a successful project.

“If I’m ever allowed to be involved in another job like this, it will be a lucky thing,” he says. “We were lucky to get hooked up with a builder who had a vision like Bobby Webb had. He’s talented and unique and it was a pleasure to be part of this.”

Client: BWC Properties, Atlanta
Engineer: REDI Engineering, Alpharetta, Ga.
Block Supplier: Piedmont Precast, Atlanta
Block Installer: MSE Site Solutions, Atlanta