Historic Druid Hills
Renovation, Studio Jones
Addressing the Back 40
An ambitious young family fell in love with a lot in the heart of historic Druid Hills boasting a backyard that affectionately became known as “the back 40”. Our task was to bridge the gap between the original 1923 Tudor home that sat on the property and meeting the family’s modern living expectations.
The design, reflective of its task, is a hybrid of traditional Tudor design morphing into a more modern interpretation of the style as it progresses from old to new. Clean line detailing at shallow metal roof lines and soffits, simplified timber porch details, and large expanses of glazing do the work on the exterior of the newer portions, while taking cues from the original brickwork and second level Tudor sticking.