Sunday, March 23, 2008

Art Deco: Wigwam Apartments

The Easter Bunny is on the prowl, spring is in the air, and pastel colors are everywhere - at least at the Wigwam Apartments that is. This recently renovated, Streamline Moderne group of buildings has long been one of my favorites. The Wigwam Apartments, now condos, are located in the Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta, one of the city's most interesting and history-rich neighborhoods. (See this blog for info from the owner/redeveloper of the Wigwam complex.)

I love how they've been fixed up, the colors are fresh and charming, and show off the architecture. My only criticism, as a landscape designer, is that I wish that that the landscape plantings tied in with the Streamline style a bit more! Love the palms with this architectural style.

***Coming back a day later to add this link to BlogbyKnight's flickr set. There are some amazing before and after shots showing just how far this property has come. And midway through the set there's a shot of a cool Heywood-Wakefield-ish vanity (fun!), near an ingenius frosted glass sliding pocket door. I'm filing that pocket door away on my mental list for later inspiration!


judi said...

Hi Dame!Thanks for loving the Wigwam. I too have a herd of dogs, so we have much in common. I would love a consult on what you would have planted at the Wigwam. In the past few years I have become very interested in more mid century modern gardens so would have done things differently now. Are you in Atlanta?

David Thompson said...

More great buildings in Atlanta. They look great and well described. I do like the sets of three rails leading up the stepped walls.

Great Dame said...

Judi, on re-reading my own Wigwam post, I thought, "Wow, that sounds catty!" Sorry, I didn't mean to sound rude, I think it's my bias against Nandinas showing!! I am in Atlanta, if you would like to contact me.

David,thanks again. What's ironic is that we really don't have all that many Deco or Streamline buildings here in Atlanta; I'm making my way through the ones that I know of. I love the simple arched railings too!