WEST PACES residence

Atlanta | Georgia | completed 2019

5,900 sqft. | 2-stories

The West Paces Ferry Residence is a multi- level single-family dwelling comprised of 5,900 square feet of conditioned space, located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. The program includes extensive entertaining spaces, five bedrooms, a fitness room and dramatic exterior spaces.

 

The property is defined by a series of terraces that descend from the street towards the rear yard. The complex topographic conditions inherent to this site resulted in the development of a design that strives to create an extended landscape which incorporates all of the interior and exterior programmatic spaces into a continuous system and places primary focus on the sectional organization of space as opposed to a traditional planimetrically derived system.  While the interior spaces are situated on no fewer than six distinct floor planes, the house is not subdivided into discreet levels and the open section provides visual connections throughout the interior and exterior patio.  Extensive use of glazing emphasizes natural light and provides a sense of spatial continuity throughout the interior and exterior environments.

 

The overall effect of the spatial experience is to allow the home to appear extremely open and transparent while simultaneously providing a rich and varied sequence of movement that engages the visitors’ senses and provides a sense of discovery as one moves through the extended landscape that includes both the interior and exterior spaces that comprise the dwelling.