Collection by Diana Budds

An Angular Futuristic House in Georgia


The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure. "It has energy and does not feel heavy or is static," says architect Staffan Svenson of Atlanta-based firm Dencity Design. Inside, Svenson divided the house into seven levels and introduced a vibrant color palette and rich material program at the residents' request. The resulting modern live/work abode gives the owners a sense of adventure as they traverse the spaces.

A screened-in porch was a must-have for the residents (they love to sit outside but hate mosquitoes) and influenced the...
The house was shaped by spatial restrictions.
The house features a concrete rainscreen painted gray and Cor-Ten steel paneling around the exterior of the bedrooms.
In the living room, Svenson opted for wide-plank ash floors and a fireplace from Malm.
Due to zoning restrictions, the house's footprint had to be relatively small, so Svensen devised a solution: split...
One of the most challenging aspects of the build was incorporating the residents' request for a diverse material...
The bathroom features Chromtech tile, a Toto toilet, Kohler vanity, and powder-coated steel countertop.