In his new book, designer Vern Yip doles out tips and inspiration from his ski house in Park City.
That a 1980s contemporary house in Buckhead would be renovated instead of razed is notable, perhaps signaling a growing enthusiasm for the style in the city. It was with that energy that Atlanta Magazine’s HOME displayed its second annual Modern Style showhouse in June, joining in on the reimagination of a contemporary gem.
When Andrea and Jerry Freeman found an empty lot in Roswell overlooking the Chattahoochee River, they got their opportunity to give suburban living their own twist. The goal: build a modern but warm sanctuary embracing the wooded surroundings.
Of the many houses that have influenced architect Linda MacArthur, a circa-1921 Neel Reid home in Ansley Park stands out. “Being from a neighborhood where all of the houses were built in the same style at the same time, it was amazing,” she says. “It taught me a lot about how delightful architecture can be.”
When John and Greer Tirrill discovered a 1930s Buckhead estate by famed Southern architect Lewis Crook, they saw its beautiful bones and transformed it into a livable home that paid homage to its history and worked for modern living.
Anytime weather permits, the steel doors are open at Rachel Milling’s Milton house. Inside and outside are fluid here, with the resort-like pool, porch, living room, kitchen, and breakfast room all flowing together.
It’s no wonder interior designer Laura Walker Baird and her husband, rug guru Paul Baird (owners of Verde Home) have a “groovy ranch” in Morningside with a collection of new and old, custom and shoppable.
When Jenni Kelly first stepped inside her Druid Hills house in 2012, she discovered a wonderland of historic treasures, from original doors and windows to tile, sconces, and even old-fashioned radiator heating. But what really compelled her was the natural light.
Atlanta-based interior designer William Peace of Peace Design knows something about jaw-dropping landscapes. This house in the foothills of the Tetons in Jackson Hole appears as if it’s been there 100 years, mimicking the look of small, historic trapper cabins on the 10-acre property.
After buying a unit in the Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Sally and Trav Paulk enlisted interior designer Tiffany Hinton of Lola Interiors in Fernandina Beach to bring in rich color, cool furnishings, and clever architectural features.