582 Pulaski Street


Pulaski Heights . Athens, Georgia

Ebell - Bierema - Front For Web


Outdoor living space and an open floor plan are central to this urban residence. Designed for two university professors, this modern home is being constructed on a steeply sloping infill lot. The land falls away drastically from the street, creating a logistical challenge which required a creative architectural response. Rather than bringing in a lot of fill, we decided to work with the land by using minimal retaining walls to create a buildable pad one full story below street level. The result is a rather dramatic entry path leading from Pulaski Street to the front door along a bridge which spans the sunken courtyard below. A guest bedroom/office at the front of the home features its own balcony overlooking that same courtyard. The main living space is located on the upper level and organized around a vaulted living and dining room. Outdoor living can be accessed from the master bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room on the upper level. The lower level includes a carport with parking for two cars, guest bedroom, workout area, den, and wine cellar with plentiful outdoor gathering space located in the intimate sunken courtyard and large rear yard.

Pulaski IMG_0909


Ebell - Bierema - Rear - For Web