We’re pleased to report that we have a number of projects that will soon be moving into construction. The one pictured above is a spec. house that will be located at 2799 Mabry Rd. in Brookhaven. At the time we were brought on for the project, there was an existing house and connected garage wing on site. Existing water damage and a disastrous layout fueled the decision to demolish the main mass and start fresh. We’re preserving the existing garage wing, but giving it a serious face-lift. Among other things, we’re cleaning up the roof line, adding a third car bay, and have designed a 2nd story inlaw suite complete with its own kitchenette and bath. The main house is two stories with 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms. The living and kitchen area feature generous 12′ ceilings and open up to a spacious porch on the back of the house. Perhaps what we’re most excited about is the fact that it will be constructed using the sustainable technique of advanced framing. This method reduces material waste and provides a more efficient thermal envelope for the home. We’re very excited to get construction underway!
Another project that’s about to go up is this spec. house located at 860 East Avenue in Scottdale. It will be a 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home. At Ross Design Architects, we view architecture as the art of solving problems beautifully. This project definitely presented us with some initial problems. The property is a corner lot, and due to the way the setbacks come together, the buildable area for the house turned out to be L-shaped. We worked within these constraints to ultimately transform this condition into one of the nicer features of the house. We’ve designed it so that the niche of the “L” has been transformed into a backyard courtyard, complete with a deck that will be perfect for entertaining. The kitchen is adjacent to the deck and features two wide sliding glass doors that, when opened, dissolve the boundary between inside and out, creating a great condition for working or entertaining in the kitchen. We’re very excited to get construction underway!
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