Interior design by Michael Habachy Designs
From the interior designer:
Our homeowners are a family of seven – including three sons, a grandmother and a Bernedoodle.
They were in the beginning stages of building a 929m². custom home in the Tuxedo Park neighborhood of Buckhead, when they asked us to design the interiors.
Clean, minimal and neutral
They wanted a clean and minimal look that would complement the home’s modern architecture, as well as a neutral palette throughout.
With all of this in mind, we decided to create interiors inspired by their favourite Aman resorts.
It was important to make the spaces feel not only luxurious, but also organic and inviting. We were involved in all aspects of the design from the start, coordinating with the architect, Robert Tretsch with Harrison Designs, from the beginning very planning stages.
Our firm designed many interior architectural features, from the custom kitchen and bar, to the Shou Sugi Ban clad wine room, to the towering kindling fireplace feature in the great room.
Engineering underpins drama
We also designed other built-in millwork features throughout – we love to push boundaries, but that can require some engineering feats.
The great room fireplace, has an asymmetrical firebox opening and the vertical steel-clad wall juts out and cantilevers to the right.
In order to achieve this aesthetic, we had to ensure that the structure would not sag from all of the weight above and to achieve this several internal steel structural brackets were added.
Another challenge was designing the towering shelving, which stores all of the wood kindling.
This needed to look seamless and minimal, so we kept the shelves thin and they are constructed from .6cm steel plates – the steel boxes stack on top of one another, fastening to each other and the walls internally. Another challenge was the grand scale of the home.
The ceiling heights are high, and if not addressed properly the house could have felt cold and uninviting.