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Cecil and Hermione Alexander House

Alexander House

Atlanta, Georgia

Shenandoah, the Cecil and Hermione Alexander House, is a modern house with a circular plan designed by architect Cecil Alexander as his family’s residence. Completed in 1957, it was one of the first modernist houses in Atlanta. The home features curved brick walls and sheet glass walls. It's organized around a central court and an accordian-style roof that floods the interior with light. According to Alexander, the circular plan “is so arranged that the family at least once or twice a day has to get together, just by necessity.”

Photo: Alexander House
– Courtesy Georgia State Historic Preservation Office

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