Atlanta’s design community and its legion of fans have been kept extremely busy by the Modern Atlanta: Design is Human lineup of events that’s been taking place for over a week now. Lectures, studio crawls, panel discussions, gallery openings, and the like have all been leading up to the grand finale: the annual MA home tour. It’s your best bet for sneaking a peek inside homes that elicit the most passionate of neighborhood responses. In a traditionally traditional architecture town like Atlanta, you’re either going to love or loathe the home that sticks out from all the others around it. If you wanna show a little love, here’s what you need to know.
The MA tour differs greatly from your usual home tour in that its stops are spread out around town as opposed to one neighborhood. In fact, there’s an option of seeing two homes in Athens if you’re inclined to pay a little extra and don’t mind a mini-road trip. The rest of the stops are inside the Perimeter, with the exception of a home in Roswell’s Mill Village. Highlights of each include:
- 5075 Greenpine Drive, Atlanta, GA 30342 - Arguably the tour home with the greatest “wow” factor, this completely custom Buckhead residence utilizes the visual effects of water with its lakeside setting and waterfall and moat features.
- 1169 Milmar Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327 - This 1957 residence was sensitively renovated and retains the best of its mid-century modern attributes.
- 1431 Lafrance Street, Atlanta, GA 30307 - A 2011 infill home in Atlanta’s Edgewood neighborhood that blurs the boundaries of indoor and outdoor,
- 329 South McDonough Street, Decatur, GA 30030 - Clever modernist take on the historic local home designs of early 20th century architect Leila Ross Wilburn.
- 145 Kings Mills Court, Roswell, GA 30075 - A steeply sloped, heavily wooded site in Roswell’s Mill Village area was creatively addressed by this über-green residence.
- 292 9th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 - This strikingly vertical home by Joel Kelly Design replaced a long vacant burned out apartment building in the Historic Midtown neighborhood.
Don’t miss out! Tours are from 10:30am - 4:00am June 9th and June 10th. Ticket info is available at http://modern-atlanta.org/buy_tickets.