During a season of sheltering at home, four photographers turned the lens on their own outdoor spaces and shared the ways they enjoy them.
“It’s really about intentional living, intentional community, less space, more life,” says Will Johnston, 36, founder and executive director of Tiny House Atlanta, an education and advocacy group, and a consultant to the developer Tiny South. “Less footprint, less stuff.”
This renovation was a true labor of love for a couple who met here when it was four separate apartments. They later turned it into a dream home for their family.
Technically located within the boundaries of historic Garden Hills, Pam and Don’s street fell under architectural restrictions that prevented them from substantially altering their home’s original footprint. But as experienced builders, the two knew how to live large in small places.
According to residential designer Rodolfo Castro, one of the most remarkable things about this historic English-style cottage in Poncey-Highland (right outside the entrance to the Freedom Park Trail) is that it was spared the bulldozer in the 1960s.
Owner of award-winning Terracotta Design/Build, architect Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson appreciated the potential of the townhouse’s 12-foot-tall ceilings and many windows. “I was able to check all the boxes: charming neighborhood, good schools, close to work, no landscaping to worry about, and a lot of volume inside.”
Investors must view our property as the perfect tear-down. After all, it’s a strange, dated home on a large, attractive lot near Decatur Square. But this is a historical Lustron, a modular kit designed completely in steel—from interior walls to roof shingles—during the housing shortages following World War II, in an era when metal was reserved for commercial buildings and instruments of war.