Meet Your Neighbors

Holland’s eye for design finds home in Ingleside

By Joe Finkelstein

Recent Historic Ingleside resident C. Terry Holland is also one of our neighborhood’s most venerated shop owners. “If It’s Paper” has operated at 2325 Ingleside Avenue for nearly 15 years, originally under the ownership of Terry’s late partner, Jeff Logan, and remains our community’s one-stop-shop for paper, stationary, gifts, and party necessities.

Prior to operating “If It’s Paper,” Terry’s background in interior design and architectural degree from Auburn University made him an asset in his work with many of Macon’s firms such as Dunwody/Beeland Architects, Inc., and he has been involved in the design of many private residences, professional offices, and public schools.

Terry conducts two estate sales per year where he helps homeowners downsize in their retirement and “If It’s Paper” includes a consignment shop as well. No stranger to historic homes, Terry and Jeff lived for years in a pre-Civil War home in the In-Town Historic District. And in 2006, they purchased the Mid-Century Modern home originally owned by Cher and Gregg Allman. Terry is interested in many forms of design and art, including contemporary pottery, decorative arts and furniture, and loves to support local artists. As he puts it, “art finds him.”

Terry has been grateful to be able to support many local organizations and currently serves as President of “Friends of the Library” and previously served as President of the Middle Georgia Food Bank, Loaves & Fishes, Macon Arts Alliance, and served on the board of The Museum of Arts & Sciences. Though Terry happily resides here in Macon on Emily Place, he also has homes in Beaufort, SC and Americus, GA where he is a member of Calvary Episcopal Church and serves on the Flower Guild.

Smiths happy raising family in Ingleside

By Joe Finkelstein

The Smiths

Abby and Matthew Smith of Emily Place are relatively new to our neighborhood, but already fit right in here in Historic Ingleside! They moved in one year ago and welcomed their son Henry just 6 months ago, but as a 2009 graduate of Stratford Academy, Abby is no stranger to Macon. She went on to graduate from The University of Georgia and worked in the US Senate under Saxby Chambliss. While working for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Abby met Matthew who worked in the office of a US senator from Tennessee. Matthew grew up in Chattanooga and attended Sewanee: The University of the South.

After marrying, the Smiths moved to Atlanta, before settling here in Macon. Both Abby, who works in Government Community Affairs for Emory University and Matthew, who works for AXA, an investment management company, love Macon. They love that our neighborhood and community offer them a great place to raise a family, and being close to Abby’s sister and life-long friends is priceless.

Their four and seven year-old nephews love to come over to “shoot hoops” in the driveway, Matthew loves to get away for the occasional golf game, and both love walking the neighborhood with Henry. When Abby is not making her famous shrimp and pasta dish or one of her Mediterranean Salads, they enjoy frequenting Macon’s many dining options. Both love Dovetail and Fountain of Juice (FOJ) and Matthew especially loves Fresh Air and Satterfield’s Barbecue.

Be on the lookout for this sweet family around Historic Ingleside! You will definitely see Abby at our HINA Women’s Night Out and Matthew at our HINA Mens Bourbon and Cigars event. They are all big fans of our neighborhood get-togethers.

Longtime neighborhood still feels like home

By Ed Grisamore

When Amy and Pepper Temple were house hunting four years ago, they had plenty of options.

But when they pulled in the driveway of a house with a “For Sale” sign at the sharp turn on Osborne Place, there might as well have been a stop sign. “We looked at a lot of houses”, Amy said, “But this just felt like home.”

Ingleside always has had that feel for Amy. Since she was a child, the scenery hasn’t changed much. She has lived in houses on Overlook, Riverdale and Drury.

She has a history here. She calls it a “magical” neighborhood.

The people make the place.

“There’s a difference between living in a neighborhood and having true neighbors,” Pepper said.

Amy and Pepper both are Macon natives. Amy graduated from First Presbyterian Day School, went to Valdosta State and is a medical device specialist. Pepper attended Mount de Sales and Central, graduated from ABAC and works in the lab at Graphic Packaging.

They have a 5 year old son, Jennings–a family name. Pepper’s real name is Perry, but the nickname has stuck with him since he was born. As an infant, his skin was so red his grandfather claimed he “looked like a chili pepper”.

Amy is not alone when she said she considers Ingleside one of the great walking neighborhoods in Macon. And she loves having her mother, Cherry Young, practically within walking distance on Overlook Drive.

Pepper appreciates the distinct charm of the homes.

“They have a lot of character,” he said. “It’s not a cookie cutter neighborhood where every house and yard look the same.”

The convenience to shops and restaurants at Ingleside Village, as well as nearby businesses on Vineville Avenue and Forsyth Road also is appealing. Grocery stores, churches, schools and hospitals all are in close proximity.

Said Pepper: “You’re 10 minutes from anywhere.”