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: Wellbourne Drive
Location: 1835 Wellbourne Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Architect: TaC Studios. Cara Cummins, AIA & Jose Tavel, AIA
Year Completed: 2013
Square Footage: 5,000 sq ft. on 1 acre
– living room, dining area, kitchen, 1/2 bathroom, office, screened porch, garage
– three bedrooms, two bathrooms, master bedroom, master bathroom
The front of the house basically consists of the stairwell & hallways on both levels. On the first floor (from left to right), along the back of the house is the living room, dining area, kitchen, 1/2 bathroom, & office. The second floor (from left to right) has a guest bedroom suite (with a bathroom), two bedrooms with a shared bathroom, and master suite with master bath.
Looking down into the living space from the “open area” that was above the TV in the living room photo. This seemingly small feature allows light and air to flow through the space – and, really helps preserve the open feeling of the home.
Choice of metal railing – which does let light through the mesh, it’s interesting that the material changes to drywall around the corner. Also, notice the inset area between the wooden railing & wall.
Looking down the hallway to the left (bedrooms #2 & 3 and a bathroom are located in the little nook area on the left. Farther down is the laundry closet, and finally, the master bedroom suite. A few things are working toward maintaining a open feel: this hallway is wider than the typical standard, a pony wall instead of a full wall in the foyer area, where the full wall starts – the inset area creates space in the other direction, windows on the full wall where the hall is most constricted, and of course, the light colors and ceiling height.
Toward the middle of the hallway is bedroom #2, a bathroom, & bedroom #3.