To Atlanta's devout architecture snoops, this curvy two-story residence from 1987 at the cusp of Lake Claire Park may look familiar. Architect Dan White, who still lives nearby, designed this late-century modern and a few others as a departure from traditional styles that line Lake Claire's leafy streets.
But by 2011, this anomaly on a dead-end street was beginning to show its age, and thus lingered on the market for months.
Its current owners saw potential in the wavy facade and primo location, however, and after a few years of visioning, they brought in Atlanta's Dencity architecture firm to modernize and expand the property in a mellifluous, exhilarating way.
The results can be seen as part of this weekend's MA! Residential Architecture Atlanta, which will showcase more than a dozen modern houses around Atlanta (and Serenbe) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Others are in Old Fourth Ward, Morningside, and beyond.
In advance of the tour, homeowners Stacey Collier and Mark Nevins played gracious hosts, explained the addition's logic, and previewed future usage plans. The project, which wrapped in August, boosted the four-bedroom, three-and-1/2-bathroom home's square footage from about 2,700 to 3,200, and it succeeded in seamlessly fusing Reagan-Era and cutting-edge design.
[Other credits: Landscaping: Scott Reinblatt of Big Blue Sky Landscaping. Contractor: Kelly Thacker, Team Effort Construction.]