Jeffrey Dungan Architecture: How Authenticity and Awe Create Timeless Soul

We have explored the inspiring timeless design of Jeffrey Dungan before. Yet every time I engage with images of this artist’s work or commentary from his book, I discover fresh territory. Herein lies the beauty of timelessness. For it is indeed more spiral-like than linear, more fluid than static. Jeffrey Dungan Architecture: How Authenticity and Awe Create Timeless Soul is destined to evoke wonder with realms of natural beauty reverently in relationship with quality craftsmanship.

Jeffrey Dungan Architecture: How Authenticity and Awe Create Timeless Soul

One cannot help but feel reverence considering the devotion to natural materials (this artist appreciates the nobility of trees!) as well as thoughtful attention paid to light in Dungan’s creations.

Serene kitchen with timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #kitchen

Authenticity is also inherent in the architect’s projects and glimmers as a diamond resting in its natural habitat rather than perched in a setting.

Photos: Jeffrey Dungan and AHL

Timeless Kitchen Design

Jeffrey Dungan designed rustic luxe bespoke kitchen with natural materials and impeccable craftsmanship and architecture. This kitchen appears in "The Perfect Kitchen" by Barbara Sallick (Rizzoli, 2020).
Jeffrey Dungan designed kitchen in Barbara Sallick’s’ THE PERFECT KITCHEN (below).
The Perfect Kitchen by Barbara Sallick (Rizzoli, 2020)

To say I’m taken with the kitchen below is an understatement. Indeed it is having its way with my imagination in satisfyingly wonderful ways as great design always does!

Magnificent kitchen with timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign

Would you, could you spend endless hours with a friend, with a book, with a delicious meal in a space such as the nook below?

Timeless kitchen design and architecture (look at that nook!) by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Jeffrey Dungan’s timeless design and architecture…certainly inspiring indeed.

What happens when the same attention to architecture inside is applied outdoors? Magical moments such as these:

Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Jeffrey Dungan’s timeless design and architecture…certainly inspiring indeed.
Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Inspirational quote about nature's beauty and wisdom by John Muir on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #quotes #johnmuir #naturequotes

Architecture’s Interaction With Light

As I type this, the January light streaming through unadorned windows at home bids me to notice its beauty.

When timeless design, impeccable finishes, and masterful planning join with nature’s gifts and light, a house can become a work of interactive art to thrill and fill the senses through the seasons.

Timeless kitchen architecture and design (look at that built in booth!) by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Timeless kitchen architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #kitchendesign
Jeffrey Dungan’s timeless design and architecture…certainly inspiring indeed.
Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Inspirational quote about nature's beauty and wisdom by John Muir on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #quotes #johnmuir #naturequotes

Handsome Interiors

What makes a space handsome? Rugged materials like gorgeous wood are certainly a good start. In addition to standing the test of time, they also develop patina to become more beautiful!

Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Jeffrey Dungan’s timeless design and architecture…certainly inspiring indeed.
Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Inspirational quote about nature's beauty and wisdom by John Muir on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #quotes #johnmuir #naturequotes

The Wonder of Windows

As I consider a kitchen like the one below in a lake house, I’m struck by how we mostly live with functional kitchens lacking imagination.

While I’m not advocating second mortgages or going bankrupt…what if we began to more fully embrace the potential for beautiful LIVING in this space in which we spend so much time?

What if we gazed beyond runs of cabinet storage and more thoughtfully considered the quality of light? How might daily life be transformed?

Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Jeffrey Dungan’s timeless design and architecture…certainly inspiring indeed.
Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Magnificent timeless kitchens, rooms for living, and bedrooms as well as exteriors.
Timeless architecture and design by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Inspirational quote about nature's beauty and wisdom by John Muir on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #quotes #johnmuir #naturequotes

Meet the Architect

Jeffrey Dungan Book: The Nature of Home

Jeffrey Dungan The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses.
© The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses by Jeffrey Dungan, Rizzoli New York, 2018…certainly inspiring.
Modern house exterior in Alys Beach. Stunning interior design and Timeless Architecture Inspiration: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. #classicdesign #traditional #architecture #jeffreydungan #sophisticateddesign #architect
Unique stone sink in bathroom. Stunning interior design and Timeless Architecture Inspiration: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. #classicdesign #traditional #architecture #jeffreydungan #sophisticateddesign #architect
Magnificent timeless kitchens, rooms for living, and bedrooms as well as exteriors.
Inspirational quote about nature's beauty and wisdom by John Muir on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #quotes #johnmuir #naturequotes

Serenity & Whispered Beauty

Rustic wood 3-panel door. Stunning interior design and Timeless Architecture Inspiration: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. #classicdesign #traditional #architecture #jeffreydungan #sophisticateddesign #architect
Stunning interior design and Timeless Architecture Inspiration: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. #classicdesign #traditional #architecture #jeffreydungan #sophisticateddesign #architect
Built in banquette and oval window. Stunning interior design and Timeless Architecture Inspiration: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. #classicdesign #traditional #architecture #jeffreydungan #sophisticateddesign #architect

Not all of Jeffrey Dungan’s projects are sprawling structures…remember this tiny house he designed!?!

And notice the cozy size of the kitchen below:

Luxurious kitchen with rustic wood cabinetry. Stunning interior design and Timeless Architecture Inspiration: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. #classicdesign #traditional #architecture #jeffreydungan #sophisticateddesign #architect
Rustic double doors open to bedroom. Stunning interior design and Timeless Architecture Inspiration: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. #classicdesign #traditional #architecture #jeffreydungan #sophisticateddesign #architect
The Nature of Home by Jeffrey Dungan.
© The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses by Jeffrey Dungan, Rizzoli New York, 2018…certainly inspiring!
Inspirational quote about nature's beauty and wisdom by John Muir on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #quotes #johnmuir #naturequotes

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4 Comments

  1. Connie
    January 21, 2020 / 10:03 am

    Completely in awe of those creations/designs! Many of the photos speak directly to my soul saying “This is you!” 🙂

    • Michele
      Author
      January 21, 2020 / 5:34 pm

      Oh the timelessness and the divinity in all of those natural materials which will live on and weather so beautifully. I’m simply in awe and am so happy you found solace in these projects and thoughts. Happy Tuesday, Connie. xox

  2. Amy
    January 21, 2020 / 11:45 am

    I love Jeffrey Dungan…one of my all-time favorites & a fellow Alabamian!😁 I love everything he does, his philosophy, his emphasis on the beauty of nature and how that influences his designs, his simplicity. And I love all the inspiring quotes he accompanies each of his awe-inspiring pics with on his instagram. They are as much fun to read as his pics are to admire! I especially enjoyed hearing his thoughts on the video! I love how he said he designs environments…that he is after creating an experience people who go there will enjoy & remember. That’s what I’d want folks to remember about my home…the environment/experience not just the decor of the house itself. Thanks for this reminder of his incredible work. And I thoroughly enjoyed the nature quotes by John Muir! It is one of my biggest blessings in life to live the second of it on a mountain surrounded by God’s creation after living the first half conveniently in town. Both have wonderful advantages, but I completely concur with Muir that…spending time in the woods – washes your spirit clean & that being surrounded by nature can heal and give strength to body & soul! Thanks for another inspiring/encouraging post, Michele!!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 21, 2020 / 5:32 pm

      Your words of beauty have filled up my senses in a similar way that living in the woods does! What a blessing to live on a mountain with so much beauty and aliveness to remind you of God’s hand in it all. We need nature so badly these days to keep us anchored to truth and point us toward that which is eternal. Jeffrey Dungan creates these living works of art that for me are on the level of sacred cathedrals. They invite reverence not because of monetary value but because of the spirit of devotion and commitment paid to them. Anyone who spends so much time thinking about light and trees surely has discovered sources of enlightenment – how could you not? xox

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Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
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Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
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Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
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White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
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