The house that Brown built


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The house that Brown built
Retired UPS exec settles into Roswell in a big way

By ALMA E. HILL
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 07/28/06

What can Brown do for you?

The UPS slogan has got to make Calvin Darden smile.

The brick and limestone facade on Cal and Gail Darden's traditional styled home was made more elegant with corinthian columns. Similar columns were installed throughout the mansion.

After a 34-year career with the shipping company, where he began unloading trucks for $3 an hour and worked his way up to senior vice president of U.S. operations ? making him the highest-ranking minority executive at UPS ? Darden knows all too well what Brown did for him.

Just look at his house.

He and his wife, Gail, finished constructing their dream home last spring with every amenity they had ever imagined. After moving seven times in 22 years for UPS, Darden, who retired in 2005, spared no expense on the Roswell estate that took 2 1/2 years to build. Interior designer Lydia Felix, owner of Cameon Design Group, worked with the couple and their builders from the onset to create a home with jaw-dropping aesthetics.

The 22,000-square-foot mansion has six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a six-car garage, a gourmet kitchen, a dining room with two water walls and 14-karat-gold-leaf paint, a collection room, a master suite with a morning bar equipped with an espresso machine, coffee maker and warming drawer to keep mugs toasty, a home theater, mother-in-law wing and a game room with 10 flat-screen TVs. The Dardens also have their own chapel, hair salon and exercise room in the lower level of their home, which property records show is valued at $1.4 million.

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staggalee83

War & Thunder
That's the guy I was asking about on the other house thread.

Guess they have had plenty of time to plan this home.
You can tell they have visited many MANSON's in their time by the construction material used and layout.:bowdown:
 
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