Turkel Design


Serenbe House - Atlanta, GA

Custom Design

This custom home in Serenbe, just outside of Atlanta, is set in a community that embraces environmental sustainability. The house is built to EarthCraft House Program standards, including energy efficiency, water conservation, and resource-efficient building materials and systems.

In order to harvest rainwater for on-site irrigation, an inclined butterfly roof drains water through a central scupper along a cantilevered spillway into a retention pond below—creating a dramatic plume of water that transforms rainfall into an experiential event. The home’s clear sight lines run straight through the house, directly out to the dogwood trees beyond.

Interior photos by Jeff Herr Photography