Modern Mediterranean

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Built on an oversized lot in the City of Atlanta, the Owners of this property sought help in subdividing the lot and rerecording the plat before designing a custom home for themselves and selling the new, adjacent plat of land. For their own home, they wanted something simple, clean, and modern and chose a pared-down version of a Mediterranean estate. The hard-coat stucco exterior features a heavily rusticated base and minimal ornament. While it might not be readily apparent, this home was built with sustainability at the forefront of its design. The owners wanted a home that would be energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly as well as being a home that the family could remain in throughout their lives. In addition, attention was paid to general accessibility, both in terms of aging and in response to a family member with limited mobility. The structure is insulated concrete form construction. Construction waste was recycled. “Green” materials and finishes were prioritized. The home features greywater recycling and solar panels. In addition to a supplementary master on the main level with an accessible bathroom design, there is an elevator that services the upper level bedrooms and wide hallways that help make circulation easier. The interior is a mix of modern and more traditional design. The public spaces retain their pared-down traditional aesthetic, but the more private spaces – kitchen, family room, master suite, and rear stair – become much more modern and minimal. While the home is very crisp and angular, the ceiling of the central spine – the main hallway – consists of a series of barrel-vaults that add a sense of “softness” to the overall design.