The owners of this early 1900s home wanted to completely transform the interior into an open, light-filled, modern space, and take advantage of one largest lots in the neighborhood. The home is in the Inman Park historic district, and visible on all four sides, so any exterior change was subject to the district’s guidelines.

To achieve the objective, all interior structural components and finishes were removed, while historical elements on the exterior had to be retained. Chimneys were supported over the new open floor plan by steel beams and posts, failing original windows and doors were restored and the exterior trim materials were repaired. Both levels were reconfigured with open floor plans, all interior spaces received modern finishes, and light was introduced through windows and skylights. The dramatic ridge skylight brings light streaming into the new modern central staircase and the entry foyer. The light, modern aesthetic was enhanced by the introduction of maple flooring, interior doors and trim throughout. A folding door from the kitchen to the screen porch connects the interior space to the backyard.