Constructing new homes in historic urban neighborhoods presents many challenges, and 1211 Oakdale is no exception. In designing a new home over an existing ranch footprint, we redefined an archetypal style to create a home that embraves the contemporary tastes of the owner while respecting the fabric of the neighborhood.
An intelligent plan elimanates waste by making all spaces, including circulation, livable. The owners' love of entertaining led to the creation of large social spaces which flow from the interior to the exterior. The social aspect is heightened by aperatures that create visual connections between all spaces, to the exterior, and fill the interior with light.The program of the house also includes a library, wine cellar, art studio, gallery, and gardens.
Landscape: Douglas Allen, ASLA | Contractors: Innovative Building, Inc; Atlanta, GA | Location: Atlanta, GA | Completed: Winter 2001