Tight lot restrictions including a 75′-0″ stream buffer helped shape this LEED for Homes certified prairie style themed home located in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta.
The site plan of Lanier Enclave. The Creek House is the first home built in the development located at the rear of the property along the creek. The unique shape of the home is from the tight restrictions of the lot, which includes a 75 foot stream buffer. Because of this buffer, the home is on a double lot.
View from the private drive of the front of the home. Construction is underway and the stucco base is the only thing remaining for a finished exterior. The prairie style of the home is unique and rare in Atlanta, and some of the stand out characteristics include the long horizontal lines, large amount of windows, and large overhangs.
Close up detail images of the laser cut panel used as a simple ornamental element in the exterior of the home to give a custom detail not found on any other house.
The windows are metal clad on the exterior with a stained wood finish on the interior. This allows for the warmth of wood inside, but a low maintenance solution for the exterior of the windows. One of the requirements for a LEED home is to have little to no wood products on the exterior of the home. Wood will eventually rot over time and requires upkeep as it is exposed to the element, but metal windows in conjunction with PVC trim allows for a rot-proof exterior window condition.
More exterior photos of the home under construction.
The 3 floor plans of the home.