The Sarvis residence in Buckhead, designed by Dencity, was constructed with local stone, cypress, European stucco and commercial glass. The T-shaped plan creates a private area in the back that contains an outdoor patio and pool. The Earthcraft-certified home also has a distinct roof form, which makes it appear to be lifting off the house.

By Collin Kelley

Modern Atlanta will host its sixth annual “Design is Human Week” June 1-9 to celebrate international design excellence.

Founded six years ago by Bernard McCoy and Elayne DeLeo, Modern Atlanta continues to grow in scope.

Located near Phipps Plaza, the Bongers residence was built on what was once thought to be an unbuildable lot because a winding stream bisected the property. The unique design of the home allows a portion of the front corner of the home to cantilever over the floodplain area and not to encroach into the stream itself.

“Bernard and I are thrilled that MA has grown from its first Modern Home tour to what it has become today – a week-long series of events featuring talks, panel discussions, product launches and more,” DeLeo said.

Last year, the home tour expanded from Atlanta to showcase homes in Athens. This year, the tour, which will be held June 8-9, goes further afield with three homes open for tours in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C.

But the bulk of the tour remains in metro Atlanta with 14 private homes, including a couple in Buckhead; lofts, gallery spaces and businesses; and even a place of worship located in Sandy Springs.

Homes on the tour include the Conquest residence in Ormewood Park, Whitespace Gallery in Inman Park, TaC Studios in the Old Fourth Ward, the Pollan-Hernandez loft in Midtown, Seal Pavilion in Decatur, Lightroom Studio in Decatur, Fier Studio in North Druid Hills, the Dyson home in Druid Hills, the Bongers home in Buckhead, the Sarvis home in Buckhead, the Schlumberger residence and Nancy Creek Pool House near Vinings, Congregation Or Hadash in Sandy Springs and the Koblick residence in Roswell.

Home tour tickets, which include the North Carolina residences, are $35 and can be purchased at

More Highlights
Keynote address by architect John Picard and Design Within Reach CEO John Edelman at High Museum. (June 3)
Screening of documentary “Gehry’s Vertigo,” about the building of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain at WhiteSpace Gallery. (June 8)
Design Exhibition at ADAC in Peachtree Hills. (June 6-8)
Design Is Material (DIM), a trade exhibition that celebrates and promotes innovation and creativity of manufacturers, architects and designers at The Sound Table/Space 2. (June 6-8)
For a complete schedule of all events taking place at Design is Human Week, visit