Fabricio is a native of Brazil who lives in the historic Liddell House on Montgomery Ferry Rd. with his spouse, Jess Gardner; their two children, Lorenzo and Gabriella; Tito, their adorable terrier; and Amber, a calico cat. We caught up with Fabricio to learn about his life in Piedmont Heights.
Editor’s note: The Liddell House is a landmark on the Piedmont Heights Walking Tour.
Tell us about your move to Piedmont Heights.
We moved here in 2005. We were originally looking for a lot to build a house. The location was great, and the property size of this lot was great. Once we learned the history of the home, there was no way we could knock it down, so we decided to renovate it and make it our own.
What are your hobbies?
I love to entertain, cook, and travel. I’m very involved in Morningside Elementary School’s PTA and fundraising. I’m also on the board of a nonprofit called For The Kid In All Of Us that provides backpacks and toys for all children in need in our community.
What do you think makes Piedmont Heights a great neighborhood?
I love how walkable it is – we can get to the grocery stores, restaurants, shops, all within minutes. We love taking walks around the neighborhood, and we always run into familiar faces – it’s such a community feel. Now that the BeltLine entrance on Montgomery Ferry is open, we love going for bike rides and enjoying all that the BeltLine has to offer.
What's your favorite restaurant in Piedmont Heights?
We’re regulars at Bantam & Biddy! We really enjoy sitting on the side patio while the kids play on Ansley Mall courtyard.
What's your favorite word?
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! I know it’s a made up word, but learning it with my kids is a wonderful memory! This Brazilian native had a hard time memorizing it.
What are your favorite spots to travel to and where do you hope most to visit?
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has a special place in my heart, and I love the Greek islands. The Maldives is on my bucket list!
For what are you most grateful for today?
I’m grateful everyday for my family! Having two kids and a partner to share with this experience we call life has been a wonderful blessing!
Thanks to PHCA Board Member Helen Kacur for volunteering to interview Fabricio and write this Resident Spotlight!