Recently, we headed down to Atlanta to check out the houses on the MA! Design is Human architecture tours. We hopped into a MINI Clubman and drove around the city to see what Atlanta had to offer by way of modern houses. I’ve spent a good amount of time in Atlanta in my life and it’s incredible to see just how much modern architecture has been popping up in recent years. If you’ve never been to Atlanta, I highly suggest going and definitely checking what MA! has going on! Take a look at what we got to see on the tour.
The Steiding house was designed by Robert Cain with a distinct mid-century Eichler feel that almost looks like it could have been plucked from California and dropped into its neighborhood of English cottage-style houses.
The Belgrade residence, designed by Philip Babb Architect, was built on a deep, narrow lot that makes the most of the buildable space. The C-shaped design allows for a private outdoor area that expands the interior living space. Besides the elongated pool and patio space, there’s a rooftop terrace with views of downtown Atlanta.
Jordache K. Avery, of XMETRICAL, LLC, designed the Sanders Modern house on a small lot that still manages to fit a 1,760 square foot house that has a nearly 900 square foot roof deck and a 200 square foot rear patio.
The owners of the Almeta Residence hired Dencity LLC to update their existing house, which was quite curvy, but they wanted something very modern to contrast it. The new design focuses on bold right angles and adding privacy from the neighbors so a high privacy wall was built on the roof deck. They also designed a screen in porch for year-round usage.
Jeffrey Bruce Baker Designs designed the Hillside Modern residence with the natural landscape surrounding it in mind. With an underground waterway beneath the surface, the buildable area was limited. The main living spaces were raised above ground, including the courtyard and pool, and configured into a U-shape with the pool in the center.
The rest of the tours took us about 45 minutes outside of Atlanta to a sustainable community called Serenbe where we checked out architect Michael Landry’s SEI Live Work project. Downstairs is the office while the two floors above are the residence designed by Smith Hanes Studio in a “soft industrial style”. A private patio on the very top offers a kitchen and a grill, along with views of the surrounding community.
And last but not least, the Sharp Residence, which was designed by David Daniels Design in the Serenbe community’ Selborne hamlet. The breathtaking interiors were done by the homeowners themselves who clearly have impeccable taste. The main level on the second floor houses a renovated professional grade kitchen and a living room that has 24 foot ceilings. It was so perfect that I was about to have my mail forwarded there.
Photos by Caroline Williamson.