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Res­i­dents: Ryan and Karen Gravel, and their chil­dren, Jonas, 9, and Lu­cia, 12, and dog, Chica. Ryan is an ur­ban plan­ner, de­signer and found­ing prin­ci­pal at Six­pitch and author of the 2017 book, “Where We Want to Live – Re­claim­ing In­fra­struc­ture for a New Gen­er­a­tion of Cities.” Karen is a prin­ci­pal and di­rec­tor of the his­toric preser­va­tion prac­tice at Lord Aeck Sargent. Lo­ca­tion: At­lanta’s In­man Park neigh­bor­hood Size: 2,800 square feet, three bed­rooms, three baths Year built/bought: Ware­house built in 1950 and con­verted to con­dos in 2000/ bought in 2013 Ar­chi­tec­tural style: Mod­ern loft Fa­vorite ar­chi­tec­tural el­e­ments: Bowed wood truss and con­crete floors Ren­o­va­tions: When they bought the loft, it had one bed­room and three bath­rooms. In 2016, Rick Het­zel with Four Square Build­ing Co. added two bed­rooms for the kids up­stairs and a com­mu­nal space with a sky­light (the pro­ject cost about $45,000). “It’s a fairly large loft and it had a lot of vol­ume to it,” said Karen, who was the ar­chi­tect. “After look­ing at it and see­ing how it was con­fig­ured, we knew that we could ex­pand.” They kept a five-foot section of the twos­tory liv­ing space open and con­nected the bed­rooms by a bridge. “That helps keep the loft feel like a loft but adds those rooms for them,” she said. In­te­rior de­sign style: Con­tem­po­rary and eclec­tic Fa­vorite DIY items: Ryan has crafted a china cab­i­net in the liv­ing room, shelves in the com­mu­nal space, and wood can­vases for col­lages cre­ated by his wife that dis­play ar­chi­tec­tural im­ages and book pages. By the door, where they keep their bikes and recre­ational equip­ment and stash items like shoes, jack­ets and the dog leash, a DIY cork­board dis­plays pho­tos and kids’ art. Fa­vorite out­door el­e­ments: The Belt­Line ac­cess and pa­tio. Re­sources: Couch from De­sign Within Reach, din­ing room ta­ble from Crate and Bar­rel, George Nel­son-de­signed din­ing room light fix­ture from Room and Board, kids’ fur­ni­ture and cur­tains from Ikea.

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