Courtyard Townhouses

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Street level view of townhouse entry

  • Axonometric View from Northwest

  • Bird’s Eye View into the courtyards from Southeast


Located in South Atlanta, this 3-unit townhouse development occupies a former parking lot behind a 1930’s, 2-story commercial building. The small, narrow site with north-facing street frontage is encumbered with restrictive zoning regulations that call for large areas of useable open space.

To make the project economically feasible, the developer determined that the project should include three 3-bedroom units of approximately 2,200 square feet each. Each unit should have two covered parking spaces in addition to incremental parking for the adjacent commercial building.

The design is comprised of three L-shaped townhouses with living space on three levels. The connected L-shaped plans create south-facing private exterior courtyards that maximize interior light and create outdoor living and entertainment spaces on multiple levels.
Each home is entered from the street and from the lower floor parking by a private exterior stairway. The main entry level includes large, open living and entertainment spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the exterior courtyard space. A guest room or office and bathroom are also located on this floor. The second floor contains a large private master suite with private balconies and a large rooftop terrace is accessible from the main stairway. The third floor includes another bedroom suite with a large sun-shaded roof-terrace.

The design also incorporates a distinctive stainless steel screen facade that provides privacy from the street and sun shading for the rooftop terrace.