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: Kings Court Residence
Location: 916 Kings Court Atlanta, GA 30306
Architect: DNK Development
General Contractor: Cablik Enterprises
Interior Design: Suzanne Seymour Interior Design
Square Footage: 4,200 sq ft.
– basement: 2 finished rooms (bedroom & bonus living), bathroom, 2 unfinished rooms (storage)
– garage, dining room, kitchen, half bath, living room, deck
– master bedroom, master bath, office nook, 2 decks, 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms
At the entry, you are greeted with both smiling people, but also – unfortunately – a support pilar. I had a similar feeling in 2014’s home tour of 200 Pearl.
Master bath with the trendy “tub inside the shower” space. I like the upper windows here and if I didn’t know any better, I’d have thought that vanity was the walnut veneer version from Ikea – but they don’t sell this configuration.
Unfinished storage room #2. This is the room directly below the garage. The ceiling in this area is made of metal to support the weight of vehicles parking on it’s surface. (It was super dark in there, Spencer had to turn his iPhone flashlight so I had something to focus on.)
I’m not sure why the engineers/designers went to the lengths of making that space below the garage useable. It’s very nice to have extra space, but using a special decking to support the cars – when one could just infill – is an interesting choice. They already had a bedroom, bonus room, and large storage area in the basement… so it seems like overkill. I will say this, though: It seems when a home owner is building a house, extra bonuses like this room can get kicked out early – in order to save money. Perhaps this was an item that was kept because the builder constructed this house before they had a buyer in place.
Anyway, neat house for somehow 4,200 sq. ft. You know what? Maybe that’s it: I would guess that the basement counts for square footage in this home, because I didn’t see it in the upper levels. In my opinion, overall, the layout was kind of awkward. Not all new homes have to be completely open, and it’s always nice to see a different layout than a typical traditional box – but this one just felt a little uncomfortable. I will also have to say (from experience), unless they have a whisper quiet garage door opener, the occupants of those two bedrooms above the garage are going to be disturbed by the noise/vibration of the door and that is just not very good design. (And yes, our master bedroom on our home has this situation… but we have a garage opener from 1980.)
Well, on a less negative note, more Modern Atlanta Home Tours from 2015 and 2016 coming up in the future!