SOMO: southern mod

Atlanta, Georgia
Photographer
  • Morgan Blake
Location
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Traditional
  • Year
  • 1907
  • Square Feet
  • 2300
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Many Atlanta homes sit in historic, long established neighborhoods with architecture in the traditional, southern vernacular. A deliberate intermix brings a modern sensibility to the interiors of a 1907 cottage; the thoughtful mash up of design styles creates visual intrigue and creative tension, all while being sensitive to the architectural integrity of the turn of the century home.

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    Classic details and furnishings from various eras are highlighted with abundant light and barely tinted walls. Photo  of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    Classic details and furnishings from various eras are highlighted with abundant light and barely tinted walls.

    What Would Dixon Do? A turned wood vessel is crafted from the fallen branch of a 200+ year old pecan tree that stands on the property. Photo 2 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    What Would Dixon Do? A turned wood vessel is crafted from the fallen branch of a 200+ year old pecan tree that stands on the property.

    A polished aluminum Kong chair by Phillipe Starck for Emeco is in good company amid wood, marble, and cast iron. Photo 3 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    A polished aluminum Kong chair by Phillipe Starck for Emeco is in good company amid wood, marble, and cast iron.

    Leather, wood, fabric, metal, and cork make an interesting mix of materials and textures. Photo 4 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    Leather, wood, fabric, metal, and cork make an interesting mix of materials and textures.

    The kitchen sports a composition of ornate seating with a minimalistic Saarinen table. When renovating, antique heart pine was custom milled in 16' long boards and laid in a single run wall-to-wall, mimicking the home's original flooring. Photo 5 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    The kitchen sports a composition of ornate seating with a minimalistic Saarinen table. When renovating, antique heart pine was custom milled in 16' long boards and laid in a single run wall-to-wall, mimicking the home's original flooring.

    Bath fixtures are original and honest, honoring authentic period details. Photo 6 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    Bath fixtures are original and honest, honoring authentic period details.

    A street artist's colorful, graphic painting of British pop star Morrissey stimulates contemplation and quells bathroom boredom. Photo 7 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    A street artist's colorful, graphic painting of British pop star Morrissey stimulates contemplation and quells bathroom boredom.

    Warholian window treatments make the atmosphere fun and unfussy. Photo 8 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    Warholian window treatments make the atmosphere fun and unfussy.

    With a nod to the home's backstory, furnishings from 100 years of design history look effortless in the entry.  Turn-of-the-century partners include a 2002 Mooi Random light above a late 19th century sofa; a Cherner chair mimics the curves. Photo 9 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    With a nod to the home's backstory, furnishings from 100 years of design history look effortless in the entry. Turn-of-the-century partners include a 2002 Mooi Random light above a late 19th century sofa; a Cherner chair mimics the curves.

    A full wall of field tile and the absence of upper cabinetry keeps the kitchen open, bright, and light. Photo 10 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    A full wall of field tile and the absence of upper cabinetry keeps the kitchen open, bright, and light.

    A high-low mix tempers the pedigree of Hans Wegner's  Wishbone chair with the sensibility of an H front Ikea PS dresser; a letterpress printing of "The  Line" by Old Try pays homage to the abode south of the Mason-Dixon. Photo 11 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    A high-low mix tempers the pedigree of Hans Wegner's Wishbone chair with the sensibility of an H front Ikea PS dresser; a letterpress printing of "The Line" by Old Try pays homage to the abode south of the Mason-Dixon.

    A Breuer style floating credenza in  the dining room is topped with a vintage candelabra and Flos Spun light. Photo 12 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    A Breuer style floating credenza in the dining room is topped with a vintage candelabra and Flos Spun light.

    Art, architecture, and design books are for color and reference. A Shaker console table holds Taschen's monumental anthology of Domus magazine, maintaining Gio Ponti's assertion of  "the importance of aesthetics and style". Photo 13 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    Art, architecture, and design books are for color and reference. A Shaker console table holds Taschen's monumental anthology of Domus magazine, maintaining Gio Ponti's assertion of "the importance of aesthetics and style".

    A simple artifact placed over the bed makes a tongue-in-cheek statement. Photo 14 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    A simple artifact placed over the bed makes a tongue-in-cheek statement.

    The minimalistic planes of a Giulio Lazzotti plywood bench flirt with the curves of an Arne Jacabson Swan chair, both adding contrast to the predominantly white room. Photo 15 of SOMO: southern mod modern home

    The minimalistic planes of a Giulio Lazzotti plywood bench flirt with the curves of an Arne Jacabson Swan chair, both adding contrast to the predominantly white room.