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What do you get when you mix an artist with an interior designer, with a realtor and an Obie award-winning builder? You get Nancy Harris Keenan; who is listening, listing, selling and building dream homes throughout DeKalb County.

An inimitable set of skills that translate to beauty and function in the design and construction of her homes, Nancy approaches each house as a work of art. You will see her fine arts training in the details–mastery of scale, soft color pallettes, patterned mosaic tile, judges paneling, shiplap, repurposed and unexpected fixtures, mirrors and doors. 

CEO of Harris Park Homes, Nancy’s first spec home was the culmination of many of her favorite design elements; Large open kitchen and living area, room-size master closets, screened-in porch, sliding barn doors and large winding staircase. Her most recent project, a historic renovation dating back to 1929, is her crown jewel. Transforming a classic Southern mansion of the roaring 20’s into a living space for a modern family was a welcome challenge for this unstoppable contractor. Utilizing the original staircase railing, fireplaces, brick and laundry room washtub, Nancy drew upon her expertise to retain the best of the historic home, but introduce new features important to a modern lifestyle. She even added reclaimed wood beams, circa 1850, for the vaulted ceilinged great room addition.

You will see this vivacious blonde most days in dusty work boots, picking up unused lumber or driving her truck around DeKalb County checking in with sub-contractors or looking for her next building site. Or you may find her in heels and a dress going to a closing or awards ceremony. But you won’t find Nancy, who is married to Atlanta restaurateur Sean Keenan and mother to two busy children, sitting idle. There are too many homes to create.

Nancy Harris Keenan

Designer, Realtor, Builder, Developer