We have worked on may multifamily projects over the years and generally, they are just cosmetic renovations and updating them to current codes. Our newest project in Brookhaven, Georgia will also include a major exterior renovation of 12 buildings including complete interior rehab of 164 units and the addition of a new clubhouse.
The existing property has been neglected for an extended period of time and has quite the dated appearance. The new owners are hoping to provide affordable housing with an updated look.
Designing a custom home is always a challenge. Add in the fact that the lot is in a Historic District and it becomes an exercise in patience.
This home, located on Atwood Street in the West End Historic District of Atlanta took about 6 months from the time we started the design until a permit was obtained.
The investors provided us with some preliminary sketches, a survey of the lot and what their vision for the home was. We spent some time drafting a floor plan based on the requirements of the property and made sure what we were doing conformed to the setbacks, impervious limits and floor/area ratio outlined in the zoning ordinances for that property.
We also visited the neighborhood and documented the homes around this site that the Urban Design Commission (UDC, Historic Commission), considered comparable properties. In order for the Commission to adequately review and ensure the house conformed to the neighborhood, we provided and documented on the drawings for each comparable property, everything from how far the porch and main house was set from the street to the height of the roof and porch from the ground and the percentage of windows on each of the 4 sides. We then produced a 3D model of what we felt best fit in with the surrounding area.
A old work shop near Cumming, Georgia on several acres, re purposed into a 2 bedroom residence. A unique feature is reusing the existing garage door opening and replacing with an overhead glass door to open the living room to the outside.
This building was originally a photo processing lab, then a homemade dog food company. We have helped turn it into the newest Planet Smoothie in Marietta, by providing both interior and exterior design. This Planet Smoothie will also have a drive thru.