I'm participating in Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks to Susan!
It's by Rutledge Alcock Architects, Decatur, Georgia. It's all done. I like it. The old house had looked sick for a long time, probably an estate issue. It was on .2072 acres, built in 1920 with 2,264 square feet.
The door shutters and lantern are the finishing touches for the new one.
It's on one of Atlanta's great streets, half a block from "Dean Rusk's House."
The new house has a smaller profile than the original. How often does THAT happen in a teardown?
The old house was taller, amazing.
The new one has a watchtower. Everybody wants a watchtower.
Nothing wrong with the old one's style or proportions though, nice little porch too. They still build them like this as well they should.
It was a goner in this neighborhood even in this economy.
Off we go.
The new one gets its 5000 square feet by going deep on the lot. The slope allows light into the terrace level.
The windows fascinated me most, the small panes, the different sizes.
These windows will admit wonderful northern light and flood the narrow house through and through
I wrote ''Window pleasures, window design patterns" about them.
I liked it just fine in its white wrapping, the black checkerboard of window panes.
The woody French doors intrigued me too, a balcony maybe?
I was surprised when the stone went up. There aren't any neighborhood houses with full stone facades. But many have stone detailing.
I was a bit wary. But I hadn't "read the last page of the book." It didn't come together in my head.
But now I get it.
Fine work I think.
It's unique; it makes a statement; it doesn't look brand new in style or finish.
It makes it neighbors look good.
Thanks to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.
GEORGE ELLIOTT LUCK
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