When Michigan-based clients desired a home-away-from home where they could be close with family in Atlanta, they found a darling Buckhead Pied-à-Terre built in 1965, designed by the illustrious architect Philip Shutze. The project required a full renovation, so they commissioned Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison Glenn and architect C. Brandon Ingram to reimagine every inch with a thoughtful eye. At just 1,240 square feet, the goal was to infuse the small space with loads of charm. And although the clients are collectors and love to layer, they also asked for an edited and calming space.
“This condo is very petite so every inch was important,” said Glenn. “We used a lot of wallpaper in small spaces like the entry, powder room and hallways to add interest while keeping the upholstery, rugs and walls solid and neutral in the main spaces.”
Glenn and Ingram also worked with Kingdom Woodworks for all of the cabinetry construction, and with contractor Carsten Jenkins of Viking Works. The team took the space down to the studs and fully renovated the tiny footprint, giving a fresh new take on life while adding character by using many pieces previously collected by the client.
“With such intimate spaces, we had to be very careful with the architecture, millwork, and cabinetry,” said Ingram. “Our goal was to strike a balance between delicate scale and impactful detail.”
“We love that this little condo feels like it could be anywhere in the world; Paris, NY, London – it has such an inviting and classic yet urban feel!” said Glenn.
Let’s take a look inside with images from Jeff Herr Photography.
And for another petite abode that packs a powerful punch, you will enjoy this elegant 800-square-foot cottage, also by Ingram.