Building Space to Roam

Fortune Street Living Room

Epic Development was recently featured in the article, Building Space to Roam, in the AJC Homefinder.  The article discusses the increased demand  for open floor plans and how to create separate living spaces in this more open environment.  Evan Bourff, our architectural designer, addresses the use of open space while still defining the purpose of each area.  He states, “we don’t want a buyer to walk into the house and not know which room they’re standing in.”  The cover photo of the Homefinder is of a home we recently completed in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood (pictured above).  We used a drop down beam to define the living room and to visually separate the kitchen and dining room.  

Another way to define space is the placement of lighting.  We use pendant lighting in our homes to separate the kitchen from the family room and/0r dining room while keeping the rooms open.  The picture below is of a Modern Prairie style home in Historic Druid Hills where the kitchen and pendant lighting separate the kitchen from the dining area and family room in a very open floor plan.   

Hummingbird Lane Kitchen

 Stepping down from one room into another can create an open living space while defining the separate spaces.  In the home pictured below, we opened up the formal dining room to the family room by adding a custom metal rail.  The gallery opens to the family room by steps while the fireplace separates the areas.   

East Beechwood

Epic Development is currently building new homes in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Decatur, Druid Hills, East Atlanta, LaVista Park, Oakhurst, Old Fourth Ward, Ormewood Park and Virginia Highland.  View all the details of our current listings here.  For more information about our homes, contact Scott Eaves at (404) 518-3820 or For more information about commercial real estate operations or investment visit

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