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Lookout Place Residence


This is a renovation of a Craftsman Bungalow house in the Garden Hills neighborhood of Buckhead, Atlanta, GA executed over a 20-year time frame.  The initial work included the conversion of an existing attic into a den, office studio space, bathroom and sleeping area.  Gable end windows and a butt jointed glazed dormer windows add natural light for the interior spaces.


The new stair from the upper level opens to the kitchen.  Lighted newel posts anchor the top of the stair with a slat walled bookshelf serving as the guardrail.  Vertical wood slots were cut into the newel posts into which glass marbles were inserted.


The kitchen is designed with windows below the upper wall cabinets, which give natural light to the kitchen work counters during the day.  At night puck lights provide dimmable task lighting.  Cabinets are detailed with craftsman-paneled doors.


The bathroom design incorporated oval glass tiles with an iridescent effect.  A pair of oval mirrors is suspended over the lavatory and toilet.  The bathtub was removed and replaced with a glass-enclosed shower.


In the basement a mother-in-law suite was fully renovated and made more efficient.  Designs for decks opening off of the kitchen to the city park to the rear of the house were never realized.



Nelson Brackin Architect project.

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