Built in 1928, Peachtree House was designed by renowned architect James Gamble Rogers II. The home is a beautiful example of the architect's devotion to grace in simplicity. With a timeless tradition of hospitality, Peachtree House is a classic historic reference to true English country living.
Known for designing houses that reflected traditional European styles, Rogers was widely respected for his fidelity to traditional motifs and materials and for his pragmatic use of space. Rogers designed the Florida Supreme Court Building in Tallahassee as well as four Colonial-style branches of the former Orlando Federal Savings and Loan, later CenTrust Bank, including the building at Livingston Street and Magnolia Avenue in downtown Orlando.
The highlight of his final years of practice was the Mediterranean-style Olin Library at Rollins College in Winter Park. Rogers designed it in 1985. He also designed the Mills Library, now a student activities center, in 1948.
Rogers earned the Hamilton Holt Award from Rollins College in 1984 and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award in 1986. His designs were featured in recent years in solo exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College and the Maitland Art Center.
College Park, Orlando, FL
With a degree from Rollins College, Ashlie Darley has over 25 years experience as a marketing manager, project manager and graphic designer. Her career in marketing and design includes experience with companies including the Peabody Orlando, The Florida Symphony Orchestra and IDEA, Inc.., a design and engineering firm with a client list that includes Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and the Walt Disney Company. She and her husband, Hugh, have owned Peachtree House for 15 years, restoring this historic property with care and diligence. Ashlie manages her estate with a commitment to true gracious hospitality that honors the history of this important estate.
The Darleys began restoring historic properties with their first home purchase 30 years ago in the Country Club of Orlando. The purchase saved the home from demolition and it remains one of the most beautiful estates in the neighborhood. Over the years they have also restored and maintained historic estates in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the village of Bovington in Hertfordshire, England.