Swagger-Marlowe

Athens, Georgia
Architect
  • Bork Design, Inc.
Interior Design
  • Bork Design, Inc.
Builder
  • Michael Songster Construction
Photographer
  • Jeremy Friedman
Location
  • Athens, Georgia
  • Swagger-Marlowe's major requirement was for the living to be on a single level.

    To take advantage of the sloping site, a guest or future care-taker suite is designed into the walk-out basement level along with a fully equipped coffee bar. The homeowners are admirers of mid-century modern architecture and requested those influences be manifest in the design. Roman brick walls and a composition of low-pitched roofs with deep overhangs and exposed rafters and beams exemplify a mid-century nostalgia.

    Single-level living on this narrow and sloping lot dictated parking in front.

    A Mondrian-inspired carport facade and a driveway constructed of concrete ribbons with a pattern of inlaid river rock work to make this parking area a design feature rather than an eyesore. The linear driveway emphasizes the east-west axial elements that permeate the project, from an indoor/outdoor bench and custom shelving at the front entry to a continuous countertop extending from the kitchen to the rear deck and a series of living room built-ins with strong lines. These elements coupled with large patio doors and window assemblies aid in blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor. High north and south-facing windows bring natural light deep into the main living areas of the home.

    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: Bork Design, Inc.
Contractor: Michael Songster Construction
Lanscape Design: Jeremy Friedman Photo  of Swagger-Marlowe modern home

    Athens Design Economy Credits

    Architect: Bork Design, Inc.
    Interior Design: Bork Design, Inc.

    Contractor: Michael Songster Construction

    Lanscape Design: Jeremy Friedman

    Athens Design Economy Credits

Architect: Bork Design, Inc.
Interior Design: Bork Design, Inc.
Contractor: Michael Songster Construction
Lanscape Design: Jeremy Friedman Photo 2 of Swagger-Marlowe modern home

    Athens Design Economy Credits

    Architect: Bork Design, Inc.
    Interior Design: Bork Design, Inc.

    Contractor: Michael Songster Construction

    Lanscape Design: Jeremy Friedman

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