This Jeffrey Bruce Baker-designed home brings the best of California contemporary architecture to an iconic Southern address.
The front of the house and how it is situated on the property, with Peachtree Battle in the forefront. You can see the Michael Angelo quartzite and grassy terrace level.
The best thing about this property is the tangible client has yet to be determined, but the theoretical one is crystal clear. As one of the rare modern homes on the esteemed Peachtree Battle road, this home is looking for a homeowner coming to Atlanta from the North, West Coast or even an international buyer, seeking a forward-thinking property with a price tag and square footage that guarantees more bang for your buck. The client here is a creative, with a passion for spaces that have been designed and tailored just for them, as well as a lover of indoor-outdoor living.
The dining room sits toward the front of the home.
The priority for this home for designer Jeffrey Bruce Baker was to create something different than the average Peachtree Battle address or the modern-style white box. He wanted to create a bridge for living from the indoors to the outdoors, and do so by using the best of the best materials with his passion for design.
At the back of the house, a big open-concept family room is anchored by the kitchen. Just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows is the pool and pool deck.
“When I started on this project, I thought through the last 14 years we’ve had this practice. I thought about everything I’ve been asked to do, things people really loved and things that they wish they did,” says Baker. “I tried to create a ‘best of ’ piece with this home.” Baker wanted to create something representative of what he was seeing most in Atlanta
“It is built for outdoor living,” says Baker. “The structure is actually four stories of concrete ‘piers’ that house private rooms, garages and a gym, and at the very top is a 55-foot-long span bridge.” He continues, “Under it, the first level, we’ve enclosed it with 55-foot glass walls that can open up completely.” The bridge design is gorgeous in form and serves a purpose, providing appeal with formed concrete and earthy Shou Sugi Ban Yakisugi charred wood siding and thermomass technology. The home features five bedrooms, each with a private en suite and outdoor access.
The primary bedroom’s unique headboard melds with the architectural elements of the room, making it more structural than interior design.
This 5,600-plus-square-foot home is a passion project for Baker, putting all the things he has learned in his years in modern design under one roof—and doing so with the light’s quality to create a new standard for luxury dwelling in the perimeter.
The primary closet displaying ample amounts of storage space.
Peachtree Battle, Buckhead
INTERIOR DESIGNER, BUILDER & ARCHITECT
Jeffrey Bruce Baker Designs jeffreybrucebaker.com
Fireplace with slabs of petrified wood from Italy antolini.com
Two swivel chairs in living room brightchair.com
Primary bedroom fittings dornbracht.com
Three sofas in living room edra.com
Appliances throughout gaggenau.com
POWELL & BONNELL
Bar stools in kitchen powellandbonnell.com
BSPK BY JEFFREY BRUCE BAKER
Custom shagreen cabinets jeffreybrucebaker.com
Photography by: Courtesy of Jeffrey Bruce Baker