O4W Bungalow

Year: 2023 Design & Honor Awards | Category: Residential Under $1 Million

Nestled in the heart of Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, this classic 1920’s craftsman bungalow received a modern-style addition providing the homeowners with some much-needed space in which to retreat, to entertain, and to enjoy. The addition’s modern lines respond to the existing in scale and massing.
From the start, the bungalow addition and renovation was respectful of the existing structure and character of the house and surrounding neighborhood. Foreseeing the family’s current and future needs, the spaces were scaled and organized in a way that would accommodate their daily needs for decades, while also providing flexibility for change and growth.

Design Challenge

Starting with objective needs from the client, every decision was made with an intention of solving the problem with a beautiful solution. By respecting the beauty inherited by the original bungalow, this renovation balances the real needs with an elegant aesthetic connecting people to spaces and to the nature around them.

The O4W Bungalow is an almost century-old craftsman bungalow, much loved by the homeowners. The goal was to create a modest addition that created a bright, functioning kitchen and master bedroom space which connected them physically and visually to their expansive backyard. The desire was for a clear delineation between historic and new, with the addition providing clean lines and a lean into biophilic design attributes. The end result is a functionable space textured with light and shadow, natural finishes of stone, clay, and wood, and visual connectivity to the surrounding tree canopy.

Project Information

Studio SOGO

Project Location
Atlanta, Georgia

Completion Date

Architects and Designers
Leslie Ellsworth, RA
Gabby Black

Structural Engineer
Stability Engineering

Martin Rickles Studio

General Contractor
Earth Sky Builders

Steel Fabricator
Jonathan Hanson