The Modern Atlanta Home Tour is a two day self-guided tour of homes in Atlanta. The architecture tour is mostly private residences, but occasionally a few commercial buildings are featured. It is usually held on a weekend in mid June – MA was founded in 2007. The tour is the finale of “Design is Human Week” – a week of speakers and events focusing on design, sustainability, and innovation.
Project name: Custer House
Location: 935 Custer Avenue Atlanta, Ga 30316
Architect: TaC Studios, Cara Cummins, AIA
Year Completed: 2005
Square Footage: 1800 Sq. Ft., 3 bedrooms, one story
Looking back toward the direction of the foyer: The kitchen/dining/living room space. This home forms a angular U shape around the pool courtyard. The ceiling height changes in the living room, which helps distinguish it from the bedrooms. The clerestory windows provide more light and the sliding doors help connect the living space with the pool area.
Guest bathroom in the hall. I’m not sure what was going on with all the square, grey tile on the tour this year. Many of the secondary bathrooms in the houses on the tour had almost this exact tile. Primary/master baths? Pretty feature tile. Secondary baths? Gray squares. I might be missing something… I have seen these tiles used in the Ikea bathroom displays as well. Is this modern? I honestly don’t know, they were used frequently enough – to me, the look like they belong in a public restroom.
In the hall looking toward the master bedroom. (The guest bath is to the left, the third bedroom is behind & not on the tour). Check out how much light is in the hall compared to that bathroom, by the way.
View of the lap pool and courtyard from the master bedroom: from this angle, it reminds me of a breezehouse (from blu homes). I am a fan of the extended roof line: you can see how well it shades the house from the sun.
This house was a new build, but it sometimes felt like a renovation for some reason. Possibly, it was because it was a single level and we have so many 50’s/60’s ranch homes in Atlanta. Maybe it was the square footage. The concrete floor in the more public spaces (including the office/first bedroom) helped separate them from the more private areas, which had a different flooring material: oak.