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See How This Abandoned Ranch in West Atlanta Transformed into a Modern Contemporary Home

Updated: Oct 9, 2022

Text By: Jack Baldwin
Photos By: Jack Baldwin and Tobars Dobbs



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This abandoned ranch in West Atlanta was transformed into a 4 bedroom 4 bathroom modern contemporary home. Designed by Reynard Architectural Designs custom home design
Before renovation, this dilapidated brick and frame ranch in West Atlanta was 1,066 Sq Ft with 3 bedrooms and 1 shared bathroom

The existing site survey shows a 1 story brick ranch on .215 acres. Custom Modern Home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs
The existing site survey shows a 1 story brick ranch on .215 acres

In 2021, Reynard Architectural Designs accepted its first design project. Our team partnered with Tobars Dobbs to transform a tiny, abandoned ranch in West Atlanta into an expansive contemporary modern home.

The first floor demo plan seen here shows the first step in converting the small ranch into an open floor plan, expansive modern home with another story, a new master bedroom and 4 outdoor decks. Custom Modern Home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs
The first floor demo plan seen here shows the first step in converting the small ranch into an open floor plan, expansive modern home with another story, a new master bedroom and 4 outdoor decks.
First floor plan of a modern custom home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs



Proposed second floor plan of custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs



Rear elevation of custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs

Proposed front elevation of custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA

Existing front and left side elevations before renovation of this home in West Atlanta, Custom home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs

Proposed rear elevation of custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA

Proposed left side elevation of custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA

Proposed right elevation of custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA

Wall section and 3D image rendering of proposed new foundation for custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA

Existing crawl space and foundation prior to construction. Designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA
The existing crawl space and foundation was replaced by a new foundation plan

First floor framing plans and structural documents for custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA

Framing plan and structural details for custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA

3D image of roof framing plan for custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA


Second floor framing plan and structural details for custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA

Structural details including 8x8 post footing and triple stud footing for custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA

Building section and architectural details for custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs in West Atlanta, GA

Building section and architectural details for custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs and built in West Atlanta, GA

3D rendering of 2nd floor framing and architectural details for custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs and built in West Atlanta, GA

Structural and architectural details for deck over living space for custom modern home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs and built in West Atlanta, GA

3D rendering of modern custom home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs and built in West Atlanta, GA

3D rendering of modern custom home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs and built in West Atlanta, GA

3D rendering of modern custom home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs and built in West Atlanta, GA

3D rendering of modern custom home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs and built in West Atlanta, GA

3D rendering of modern custom home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs and built in West Atlanta, GA




This abandoned ranch in West Atlanta was transformed into a 4 bedroom 4 bathroom modern contemporary home. Designed by Reynard Architectural Designs custom home design
The first floor, existing brickwork, and main structure where kept in tact. The original ranch was a closed floor plan with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with an extended hallway.

This abandoned ranch in West Atlanta was transformed into a 4 bedroom 4 bathroom modern contemporary home. Designed by Reynard Architectural Designs custom home design

All the interior finishes, appliances and walls were removed to convert the home into an open floor plan that maximizes space on the first floor.

This abandoned ranch in West Atlanta was transformed into a 4 bedroom 4 bathroom modern contemporary home. Designed by Reynard Architectural Designs custom home design

The finished home is a modern contemporary design that doubled the number of bedrooms, created four accessible outdoor decks, and created a fresh look that balances simplicity with plenty of character.

Interior kitchen design has a fresh, modern look. This abandoned ranch in West Atlanta was transformed into a 4 bedroom 4 bathroom modern contemporary home. Designed by Reynard Architectural Designs custom home design
The home on Shirley Street takes advantage of minimalist/modern design elements, clean white countertops and cupboards that are complimented nicely by classic stainless steel finishes.

The home on Shirley Street takes advantage of minimalist/modern design elements, clean white countertops and cupboards that are complimented nicely by classic stainless steel finishes. Custom home design by Reynard Architectural Designs
The original ranch home was once confined and segmented. Now, an open stairway that is bathed in natural light leads to the main living space above.

The original ranch home was once confined and segmented. Now, an open stairway that is bathed in natural light leads to the main living space above.  This abandoned ranch in West Atlanta was transformed into a 4 bedroom 4 bathroom modern contemporary home. Designed by Reynard Architectural Designs custom home design

Low profile jack and jill vanity mirrors, a soaker tub with a view, and a spacious shower all highlight the serene master bathroom. Custom home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs
Low profile jack and jill vanity mirrors, a soaker tub with a view, and a spacious shower all highlight the serene master bathroom.

The master bedroom makes great use of light with a small, private transom above the bed and easy outdoor access to a private patio deck behind the main sleeping quarters. Custom Home Designed by Reynard Architectural Designs
The master bedroom makes great use of light with a small, private transom above the bed and easy outdoor access to a private patio deck behind the main sleeping quarters.

A private getaway shaded by the surrounding live oaks is just what's needed after a long day at work. Custom Home Design by Reynard Architectural Designs
A private getaway shaded by the surrounding live oaks is just what's needed after a long day at work.

The home on Shirley Street features four of these private patio decks that provide additional entertainment and relaxation space. Custom home designed by Reynard Architectural Designs
The home on Shirley Street features four of these private patio decks that provide additional entertainment and relaxation space.





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