Design

In the Heart of Midtown

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As builders, each project comes to us with its unique challenges. The house on Monroe was no exception. We found it in a horrific state - a tree had fallen and split it directly down the middle! Talk about an opportunity to problem solve!

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Level Craft worked with the owner to design and build an incredibly stylish 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath Tudor style home with an open floor plan. High end finishes and detailed architectural elements give it a refreshing uniqueness.

This home has a convenient two-car garage leading inside to a wonderful custom designed mudroom and desk area. The home is flooded with natural light and creative storage solutions.

The back of the home has 2 levels of decks and porches that overlook the Atlanta sky line! And it’s only a short stroll to Piedmont park.

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We’re incredibly pleased with the the simple beauty and functionality of this home.

Call us. We love what we do and are looking forward to discussing your dream home.

Best,

Debbie + Virginia

ADORABLE DOORS

The DIY Network calls entry doors the “portal to the soul of your house.” We couldn’t agree more. Steel entry doors are hot right now offering a sturdy heft that’s very appealing to homeowners. Copper and bronze are popular right now too. Like steel doors copper and bronze doors are super sturdy. An added feature of interest is their dynamic finish. Due to oxidation, copper and bronze doors are constantly changing in color. Fiberglass doors are becoming increasingly sought-after. Though fiberglass doors mimic the look and feel of real wood—they won’t warp in extreme conditions.

We still prefer good old wooden doors simply because they evoke woodsy warmth and character. We’ve been toying with door colors—most recently marigold, turquoise, and Kelly green. Like the orange door featured above by Cambridge-based Pinney Designs—a pithy and adorable door color can add an interesting twist to the home’s personality.   Since wooden doors can crack and fracture in extreme conditions we do advise touching up the finish every couple of years.

Wooden doors are available in wood sustainably grown and harvested by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). So the more ecologically-conscious can breathe easy.

Make an entrance!

EASTSIDE FAVORITES

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We were thrilled to see Atlanta’s Westside featured in April’s edition of House Beautiful.  Along with areas like Chicago’s Lincoln Park, New York’s Flatiron District, and San Francisco’s Sacramento Street, Atlanta’s Westside “Design District” depicts the transformative and creative energy of this city.  The Westside once “blighted with abandoned warehouses,” is now dotted with über-chic boutiques and smartly modish housing.

No offense to the awesome Westside but we thought we’d give credit where credit is due and give a shout out to just a few of our “Eastside” favorites.

Located in the heart of downtown Decatur, Heliotrope offers unique and light-hearted home and personal accessories.  This is our go-to place for one-of-a-kind gifts.  If we’re looking for something truly unusual we’ll check out what’s new at Kudzu Antique Market.  From Folk Art and collectibles to garden art and Fair Trade goods—if we troll the aisles long enough we always find something we simply can’t live without.

Inman Park’s City Issue (pictured in this posting) is another homegrown Eastside favorite. Specializing in vintage and modern furnishings from the 50’s through the early 70’s, mid-century modern design has experienced a huge resurgence. Jennifer Sams, owner of City Issue speculates “In the past ten to twenty years mid-century modern has become more appealing because the simple, clean lines and spare design provide balance.”  Among the myriad of whimsically sleek mid-century modern treasures you’ll find at City Issue are sectional sofas, arc lamps, a pair of Danish “Penguin Chairs,” wall clocks, magazine racks, wool rugs, crystal candle holders, cocktail tables, cabinets, and credenzas.  For a full list of City Issue inventory check out www.cityissue.com.