Architecture, much like home décor, is the stylistic element that can define the culture and tastes of a community, ultimately contributing to the city’s character. Unlike Southern cities like Savannah or Charleston where architecture from a long-rooted history speckles the town with nostalgia, Atlanta had much of the original architecture of the city destroyed during the Civil War. This gave rise to the rebirth of Atlanta, and the opportunity for Atlanta to discover its own stylistic identity.
Flash forward 150 years and Atlanta’s extensive range of home styles distinguish the city from its major metropolitan counterparts. Atlanta was one of the first early adopters of the post-modern, contemporary architectural style with iconic buildings such as One Atlantic Center, 191 Peachtree Tower, and the Four Seasons Hotel. The past decade especially has seen a massive spike in the popularity of contemporary style homes, which, by definition, is a style of architecture that borrows from modern designs and is rooted in the “now,” therefore making it an ever-evolving design style that reflects common architectural trends of the time.
Modern and on the market, this elegant Mid-Century, soft contemporary style home has become one of the most recognized and timeless designs in the Chastain Park area. Perfectly integrated within the natural settings for year-round views of its professionally landscaped surroundings, this property is unlike any other in the area. The back deck’s unique design immerses you amongst the trees and is just as distinctive as the home’s floor-to-ceiling wall of windows, handcrafted spiral staircases, and custom-built cobblestone driveway.
The home underwent a full rebuild in 1987 as architect, Sydney Curtis, designed the home with well-defined areas for cooking, formal entertaining, relaxed gathering, and a separate wing for private living quarters and offices. While some modern interior design can often feel cold and overly structured, Curtis took a more freeform approach in creating this contemporary floor plan, adopting and masterfully blending design styles from various eras and areas around the world. This fluidity and organic inspired design gave rise to the soft contemporary movement of the late 20th century, using neutral color palettes, softer lines, and curvature to distinguish itself from the stark lines of its contemporary predecessor.
From its curved, custom-built bookshelves throughout to its four, stacked-stone fireplaces to its all-around innovative design, it’s almost hard to believe that this treasure can be found within Atlanta city limits.
Listed through Cindy Gentry with Harry Norman, REALTORS®, the property is located at 505 Hollydale Court, Atlanta, GA 30342.
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