This affordable modern home on a wooded lot in central Atlanta features a geometric outdoor living room inspired equally by the work of James Turrell and the classic Southern front porch.
Though it resembles an urban loft, Shawn Mosley's home in the McDonough/Guice neighborhood is much more catered to his own interests than many of the apartments he considered buying. The view from the bedroom overlooks an office, which floats above the kitchen and dining room.
Designer Barbara Hill added a mid-century panache to this previously traditional 1920s home, using white paint that would draw out the texture of the stucco walls and adding period details like a marble end table by Knoll and vintage Case Study furniture.
When they set out to build their own home/studio, architects Cara Cummins and Josel Tavel felt passionate about staying in the central Atlanta community that they had become dedicated to transforming. By incorporating an efficient geothermal system, a roof garden equipped with a photovoltaic array, and ample use of natural light, the home received a LEED Silver certification.
Divided into seven floors, this angular home features a screened-in porch that hangs from the structure, giving the illusion that its powder-coated steel fins hover in place.