A move to an icon home on the grand avenue of the Frederick Law Olmsted-inspired, Ansley Park neighborhood in Atlanta prompted this large-scale renovation. Significant challenges for homeowners and architect presented themselves: How to evolve the 1920′s Italian Renaissance home for modern living; address existing issues; and add value, all without compromising scale and appeal. To address family needs, the team created one-level living for the parents, while adding a second story for grown children. To minimize the “bowling-alley” look of the front hall, a central staircase was created: the existing stairs downstairs were opened/reversed for easier access to the backyard pool, and stairs to the new level became the home’s focus. The second floor-2 bedrooms, den, deck-was successfully added to the flat-roofed house. Views of downtown were created, and value enhanced. Still an icon, still in context, but with updates and accommodations needed for gracious, comfortable living.