With a watchful eye, you just may catch a glimpse of this carefully nested home while driving along the prominent West Wesley street near Midtown Atlanta. The area along this street hosts numerous upscale homes and a bountiful collection of trees, creating a lush forest within the city of Atlanta. Our clients approached us to renovate a 1960s ranch style home within Atlanta’s urban forest, wanting the benefits of the open floorplan combined with modern sensibilities. Our initial investigations of the home revealed that instead of a renovation, building an entirely new home along the old one’s existing footprint would help us satisfy the clients while maintaining their budget. Thus, we tasked ourselves to create a contemporary ranch within the veritable city limits. The client requested a home with four bedrooms, four and a half baths, a spacious kitchen, welcoming living room, family-style dining room, and a dedicated study. In addition to the client’s wishes, Flux created an experience that linked our client to the abundant nature around them while providing their desired amenities. We nestled the home within the landscape in a way that made a basement with space to house the study and garage areas possible. On the main floor, we designed the living and sleeping areas by separating the home into a series of volumes or long rectangles. This allowed us to dedicate an entire wing to the master bedroom while also providing equal access to the home’s living areas. We connected the separated volumes by using a collection of built in frames throughout the roof and ceilings. These simple shapes merged and fragmented, stitching together the separate volumes into a unified composition. This composition of shapes line the openings that help guide the eye, capturing picturesque views of the surrounding landscape through the large windows that light the home from both the front and rear. The end result was a contemporary ranch style home that blurs the divide between indoor and outdoor, giving our clients a one of a kind dream home.