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: Benning Residence
Location: 1417 Benning Place Atlanta, GA 30307
Architect: Brian Bell of BLDGS
General Contractor: Red Level Renovations
Square Footage: 2,600 sq ft.
3 levels (addition):
– basement, laundry
– half bath, living room
– sitting room, master bedroom, master bath, deck
There are lots of stairs in the foyer area. A neat window through to the stairwell is an interesting choice: I makes the wall against the first few steps look free standing. I would love to know why they made this choice: the window means that you can see the side of the stairs & that portion had to be finished properly – where it wouldn’t be seen anywhere else. I wonder if this is an example of a detail that is more labor intensive and therefore a more expensive look.
Another choice: white for the cabinet above the toilet while the vanity & medicine cabinet are stained wood. I always appreciate a privacy wall for the toilet.
This was an interesting way to finish the fence: stain mixed with grey boards. I don’t know if they were trying to mimic the second story railing, but if they were, it’s a pretty cool idea. Turning the grey boards on their sides makes them seem like they are thin metal.
The back of the house. The walkway & back porch area are probably a certain height off of the ground so they meet code – where they don’t need a railing.
I would be fun to se the original portion of the home – to see how the old and new are integrated together… but, as it stands, this was another nice little tour!