7,200 sf | 3-stories
The Buckhead Residence is a three-level single-family dwelling comprised of 7,200 square feet of conditioned space, located in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. The program includes expansive inter-connected living spaces, five bedrooms, a large basement level car display space and outdoor entertainment spaces with a pool.
The site’s position at the corner of two busy neighborhood streets, and the need to create a sense of privacy within the house, led to the development of a formal motor-court which operates as a buffer between the public and private realms. The court is defined by architectural site walls that shield the glazing at the main level entrance and living spaces, allowing for a visual connection to the front yard while maintaining privacy. The cantilevered upper level of the house, which appears to hover above the site walls when viewed from the street, is a relatively opaque volume with wood slat screens that control sunlight on the southern façade.
The interior living spaces are organized for entertainment and open directly to a large patio with an outdoor kitchen, pool and fire pit. The living and dining area are situated in a two-level space with a catwalk crossing overhead, leading to the guest bedroom suite. The owner’s bedroom suite and office are contained within a pavilion that is detached from the main house and connected by a bridge. The bedroom has a large outdoor terrace that terminates the patio space and reinforces the connection between interior and exterior spaces.