Date: December 18, 2012 | Story: Rosemary |
Names: Georgia and Dominik Mjartan
Occupations: I am the executive director of Our House and Dominik is senior vice president of Southern Bancorp.
Live In: As far as we can tell, we live in the oldest house in Cammack Village. It’s an American Foursquare, approximately 100 years old, that was lovingly restored by Paul Zander. It was our pleasure to pick up where he left off. I have loved seeing Dominik’s creativity come out in his work both on the interior and exterior of our home.
Favorite Space: The attic room is totally different than anywhere else in the house. Being up there is like taking a retreat to a country lodge. It is so peaceful. This is where we sleep during the winter months. There is a cozy dormer where we like to sit and read, write or pray.
To me, home is: A place where we can be together with the people who support us and lift us up when we are down. As the head of Our House, it is my goal to create a temporary home for hundreds of families and their children. Home is a safe, stable place from which we can dream of a brighter future—where we can get a good night’s rest in the warmth of the indoors, so that in the morning we can go out into the world and make those dreams a reality.