Press & Praise: Voted Best by AtlantaArchitects.com
We are absolutely thrilled to share that Atlanta Architects has listed us as the number one firm for residential architecture in Atlanta. With a spotlight on Lotus House and other noteworthy residential projects in Georgia, we appreciate their mention of our achievements and seeing some of our favorite homes celebrated. From the site:
About William T. Baker & Associates
Chosen for his impact on the architecture world, and in particular for his spectacular creations within Atlanta, William T. Baker is founder and principal of William T. Baker & Associates, an acclaimed residential architecture firm with accomplishments spanning the country. The firm’s projects have even received international attention for their high-end designs, which have received awards like the prestigious Arthur Ross Award for Architecture in New York City in 1993, the Urban Design Commission Award for Excellence in Atlanta in 2005, and the Philip Trammell Shutze Award for Architecture by the SE Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) in 2013. William T. Baker’s first book, New Classicists, was an international bestseller that has even been translated into Mandarin, and his subsequent books achieved a great deal of success as well. A member of the Institute of Classical Architecture, the American Institute of Building Designers, and the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism, he also serves community organizations determined to provide affordable housing initiatives for low-income citizens and is a member of a number of historical societies.
William T. Baker’s homes occupy a special place in the state of Georgia. One of his most remarkable designs is a Neoclassical French Chateau in 1998 on two acres of landscaped grassland. Occupying 14k square feet, the estate embodies both European craftsman style and the signatures of William T. Baker’s high attention to detail. The house has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, four half-bathrooms and a domed, marble entrance taking up 26 feet and connecting to the street by a large motorway. A nod to Versailles, the home’s luxurious living room comes with a marble fireplace, 16-foot ceilings, three separate family rooms, a study, and a library. It also has a terraced garden filled with walkways that incorporate a swimming pool. Many of William T. Baker’s homes in the Atlanta area are valued at around $2M. His Lotus House residence, which was built around an interior garden with a lotus pond, features tremendous natural light visible through steel casement doors; a separate meditation room, bar, and recreation rooms that lead to covered, open-air porches with a fireplace; and a rooftop terrace accessible via private elevator or curved staircase. Designed for hosting events, the steel-framed terrace has its own fireplace. The house sits on one of the highest points of the region, which allows for expansive views of nature and star-gazing. The house was created in 2008 and is valued at over $2M.
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