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Here’s how movies inspire Atlanta interior designer Melissa Galt, great-granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright
Atlanta designer Melissa Galt, great-granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, grew up among Hollywood royalty. Movies have always inspired her interiors, whether it’s a color, a mood, a motif, a piece of furniture, or the story that the space tells about the characters on the screen. Here are three other movies she always comes back to for inspiration.
These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on architecture and design, commercial contractors, commercial real estate brokers, commercial real estate sponsors, residential real estate brokers, and residential real estate developers.
Cherie Restler says one of her favorite comments that she’s heard about her unique Lake Claire house was from a delivery man who said he felt like he was in Game of Thrones. After all, it’s not every day you approach a house via iron-spike-lined footbridge and knock on a windowless steel door.
Giancarlo Pirrone was driving to work 18 years ago when he spotted a house for sale at 280 Beverly Road in Ansley Park. The architect and developer (and co-owner of upscale pizzeria Varuni Napoli) was drawn to the modern home’s strong geometric lines and minimalist design, and he immediately contacted the realtor. After touring the 2,574-square-foot house, he made an offer on the spot.
House Envy: This modern masterpiece was designed by Georgia architect Robert Green, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last apprentices
If you’re a fan of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, then this midcentury-modern home in Buckhead may be the closest thing to his work you’ll find in Atlanta.
Commentary: Before we knock holes into Central Library, we should be certain that’s what Atlantans really want
The problem isn’t that residents have chosen not to participate in the process of renovation downtown Atlanta's Central Library; it’s that they weren’t given the opportunity to truly engage in the process.
It’s no secret that midcentury-modern furniture is back in vogue. But now, the era’s ranch-style and split-level homes are selling better than ever, according to Vanessa Reilly of Atlanta boutique real estate firm DOMO Realty. Although midcentury modern homes can be found throughout Atlanta, she notes that the majority are close to I-285, with the highest concentrations in the neighborhoods of Amberwood, Collier Heights, Northcrest, and Northwoods.
Robert Green became one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last apprentices as a Taliesin West Fellow. He returned to Atlanta and started a 40-year career, establishing himself as the closest thing to Wright this city has produced—in a state with no buildings by the American icon.
Humans shape buildings, but they also shape us. This year’s edition of our annual Groundbreakers Awards is dedicated to visionary architecture. Of course, the soon-to-be-iconic Mercedes-Benz Stadium immediately comes to mind. But more subtle revolutions—New Urbanist communities, historic renovations, sustainable construction—are also changing the way we live.