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Does The Modern Atlanta Home Tour Prove We're Cool?

Move over, McMansion. The 2013 Modern Atlanta Home Tour taking place this weekend is sure to break some pre-conceived notions about the kinds of homes we build in this city. Though Modern Atlanta is actually a weeklong lineup of design-related events, the home tour is always the crowd favorite. Because, let's be honest, nothing beats the chance to poke around other people's homes — especially when they're way cooler than yours. But get this: Not everything on the tour is a home, and it's not even relegated to this state, much less ITP.

The event kicks off at ADAC this Friday evening (that's the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center), that mammoth building near Lindbergh designed by none other than builder extraordinaire John Portman. The actual home tour winds its way counterclockwise from the southeast quadrant of the city up into West Buckhead and points beyond.

Diversity is the name of the game this year; homes on the tour range from a sweet Midtown loft to a glassy estate in Roswell. Non-residential buildings also make an appearance, with Inman Park's Whitespace Gallery and the Congregation Or Hadash Synagogue in Sandy Springs representing. And just in case you really feel like traveling, the tour ticket also grants access to buildings in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Charlotte. Grandma's home tour this is not.

— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Jonathan Carnright

·2013 MA Home Tour! [Modern Atlanta]