A few blocks from the Barnette Street Mosaic is this wonderful house. New mosaics pop up from time to time. They start at the street and continue to the roof. There are more that I can show in these pictures.
I love corner houses. They have 2 sides to present to the street. This one is a charmer. It has loads of details but doesn't shout. The red chairs - orangy red I guess - give a nice pop to the white on white.
Atlantic Center is what we used to call the IBM building at 14th and West Peachtree. It's beautiful but the key point for Architecture Tourists is viewing while driving north on West Peachtree Street. I think the sighted the building for that view even at the price of height. The lot is at lower evelvation that one on Peachtree Street.
But that's not what this post is about. You are driving north on Peachtree from Little Five Points. You pass the Georgia Pacific Building on your right, finnally cresting the highest point in downtown Atlanta: Peachtree at Ellis Street at the old Davison's department store. Dead ahead is your Zen view of Atlantic Center. The view only lasts a few blocks.
Did you know that Atlantic Center is on the site of the first Mellow Mushroom Pizza joint?
The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University is a showpiece at the corner of North Decatur and Clifton Roads. It has a lot to live up to. Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church anchors the west street front of Emory. The Schwartz center anchors the east end. It's a very high style block where Emory shows it best. If you can find a parking place, tour the center on foot. It's special.
But why shouldn't a dry cleaner on Dresden share the classic glory?
You'll have to find it yourself. The roof imitates medieval thatched roofs. Tall windows, hips, gables, dormers, and copula / finial make me stop every time I pass. It's unique in the neighborhood. High style design in a modest package.
The trash cans were full but I've never seen any people there. I felt like a pioneer. My friend Jerry Phillips (R.I.P) used the live in some apartments there. Not in the Pershing Point apartments but just south of them in the same block. I'd love to find a picture.
Colony Square has a sky lit courtyard, without the yard of course. It has great views bot do with your sandwhich. Ride the escalator to the 2nd floor and go out on the roof and balcony to extend yor views.
One Atlantic Center peeks though
This side of the W Hotel never gets any sun.
1180 Peachtree peeks through from between 100 and 400 Colony Square.
The Proscenium never looked better than from inside Colony Square.
Promenade II roofline is a modern gothic cathedral.
This beauty in Virginia Highlands has pent roofs. It's like her gorgious petticoats are just showing.
This is a spec house in Lenox Park has 2 great chimneys.
It has 2 great chimneys
Another Lenox Park spec house is modest but elegant. It features a Harrison trademark, through the eve dormers.
The spec house next door is a bit more in your face.
Ths Lenox Park estate house has limestone surrounds. It's a custom design from the early 90's. In a neighborhood with homes by Philip Trammell Shutze, Neel Reid, and Buck Crook, it's worthy. Impressive and elegant, it doesn't shout.
This is another custom home in Lenox Park
Can you spot the teardown, or rather, the house that replaced the teardown?
Here is its. I was fortunate to visit an open house here. It's amazing inside.
I think the purpose of the Buckhead skyline is to further improve the view from the parking lot Atlanta's Lenox Square. Lenox is a people's palace. I'm not crazy about all the buildings but they are impressive. Enjoy the view next time you are at the mall.
Robert A. M. Stern's "The Mansion" is the belle of the ball. I can't tell which side is the front.
The Sovereign is the tallest in Buckhead and the strangest.