Green-Franklin

Athens, Georgia

The goal in Green-Franklin's design was to maintain the historic integrity of the existing 1840s farmhouse and its interior spaces while juxtaposing it against more open, light-filled spaces in the modern addition.

The program included a new open great room area with small kitchen and bar for entertaining and a sleeping loft above as a new master suite, freeing the bedrooms in the existing portion of the home for visiting family.

The approach to the design of the addition was to step the massing back from the front facade of the historical home in order to allow the existing structure to remain most prominent.

The addition touches the existing house lightly by narrowing to a breezeway-like space housing a dining area for the great room and tying into the 1-story, low-slope existing roof along the back of the home. It then expands to a 1-1/2 story simple cross-gable evoking a minimalist farmhouse vernacular, deferential to its historical parent but unabashedly promoting the honesty of having been constructed in a more contemporary era.

This property is part of the Atlanta Design Festival MA! Architecture Tour 2017™
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Athens Design Economy Credits

Architect: Bork Design, Inc.
Interior Design: Homeowners
Contractor: Timberlane Construction
Landscape Designer: Indigo Landscapes Photo  of Green-Franklin modern home

Athens Design Economy Credits

Architect: Bork Design, Inc.
Interior Design: Homeowners

Contractor: Timberlane Construction

Landscape Designer: Indigo Landscapes

Athens Design Economy Credits

Architect: Bork Design, Inc.
Interior Design: Homeowners
Contractor: Timberlane Construction
Landscape Designer: Indigo Landscapes Photo 2 of Green-Franklin modern home

Athens Design Economy Credits

Architect: Bork Design, Inc.
Interior Design: Homeowners

Contractor: Timberlane Construction

Landscape Designer: Indigo Landscapes