Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vistas at Modern Atlanta 2012

We only had time for 4 houses at the Modern Atlanta home tour this year but I was overwhelmed.

It's hard enough to keep the familiar in my head and these modern homes are anything but familiar.

I mostly put away my objectivity and my camera and went along for the ride.

I found myself looking out as much as looking in..

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I found myself enjoying scenes like this. Did the architect - Scott West - intend this vista? Did he design it just for me?

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Did Matt Walsh design this for just me? I spent the afternoon as docent at Matt and Fran's house admiring the view. I'm sure he intended this "window overlooking life." See Pattern 192 of  A Pattern Language.

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It takes a big painting to balance this smallish window thanks to the architects Cara Cummins and Jose Tavel from TaC Studios

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This is Bill Carpenter from Lightroom STUDIO (fingers on chin). In this house I felt sheltered from the elements but I didn't feel "inside."

Wait 'til next year.

4 comments:

  1. This was a great year. I visited all the houses. And I, too, felt overwhelmed! The house on Ninth Street by Joel Kelly (you've blogged about it) was wonderful—it never ceases to amaze me what a great designer can do inside a modern 'box'. Likewise, the house on East Avenue. There seemed to be some common themes amongst the houses this year: water at the front entry, floating staircases, lots of outdoor living spaces, great art, lots of volume (wow—the Walsh house!). Enjoy your blog. Thanks.

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    1. I'd like the visit them all, think about it for a week and return with a plan. That would be too exhausting for the owners.

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    2. I saw 9th at Argonne before it was finished. What I liked best was the view from the roof of surrounding houses, a view you just can't get from the street.

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