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!