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In the heart of Atlanta, Shawn Moseley worked closely with designer Scott Ball to design and build his new house not ten minutes from downtown.

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  The house is designed like an urban loft. Even elements such as the staircase and second-floor railings are almost transparent, so natural light floods the structure from dawn to dusk. Moseley's friend David W. Prasse (right) and designer Scott Ball take it all in.  Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
    The house is designed like an urban loft. Even elements such as the staircase and second-floor railings are almost transparent, so natural light floods the structure from dawn to dusk. Moseley's friend David W. Prasse (right) and designer Scott Ball take it all in. Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
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  The 40-foot-long countertop melds seamlessly with off-the-shelf kitchen cabinets and stainless steel appliances, creating an unbroken line along one side of the house.  Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
    The 40-foot-long countertop melds seamlessly with off-the-shelf kitchen cabinets and stainless steel appliances, creating an unbroken line along one side of the house. Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
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  The bedroom overlooks an office, which floats above the kitchen and dining room. The railing and banister were fabricated by a local metal worker a few miles away.  Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
    The bedroom overlooks an office, which floats above the kitchen and dining room. The railing and banister were fabricated by a local metal worker a few miles away. Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
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  The home's most dramatic feature is a front wall that swings open onto an exterior terrace.  Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
    The home's most dramatic feature is a front wall that swings open onto an exterior terrace. Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
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  Sitting in the second-floor office, one has the feeling of being at the command center of a powerful battleship or futuristic spacecraft. Desk, floor lamp, and CD racks were all designed by Moseley.  Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
    Sitting in the second-floor office, one has the feeling of being at the command center of a powerful battleship or futuristic spacecraft. Desk, floor lamp, and CD racks were all designed by Moseley. Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
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  No alarm clock needed here. The highest point in the house is the bedroom, bathed in light from two walls made predominantly of windows and a third completely open to the rest of the house.  Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
    No alarm clock needed here. The highest point in the house is the bedroom, bathed in light from two walls made predominantly of windows and a third completely open to the rest of the house. Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
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  Shawn Moseley helped design his new home in central Atlanta.  Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
    Shawn Moseley helped design his new home in central Atlanta. Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
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  The decidedly nontraditional structure includes a front wall that opens the living room onto the front yard—and to the rest of the neighborhood, which has enthusiastically welcomed the house and its owner.  Photo by Mark Steinmetz.
    The decidedly nontraditional structure includes a front wall that opens the living room onto the front yard—and to the rest of the neighborhood, which has enthusiastically welcomed the house and its owner. Photo by Mark Steinmetz.

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