No, We Are Not In Europe: Modern Design Alpharetta
When I saw this first image, I genuinely thought our local Alpharetta magazine, Alpharetta Lifestyle, had jumped the shark (or the pond!) and headed for Denmark. It looks SO Scandinavian, but incredibly, it is the new office building for Fiserv, a financial technology service company. And it's located in Alpharetta.
Alpharetta is no longer a suburb of Atlanta, but is quickly becoming a city in and of itself. (Actually, it's the 5th fastest growing city in the US!)
Along with the influx of technology related jobs and businesses, including the upcoming 8,000 square foot Microsoft office, we are also seeing an influx of modern design.
How does modern design play a role in real estate?
I've asked a lot of people, and most are just excited that the influx of jobs means their home values are slated to continue going up. But there is more going on under the surface. More people from large cities are coming to what used to be a small suburb and they are bringing their big city design ideas with them. If you aren't a fan of modern design this may not sound like good news. But for those of you who want the benefits of a large city with a small town feel, you can actually have your cake and eat it, too, in Alpharetta. While modern design may not have helped resale values 10 years ago, these days those properties are flying off the market.
And while concrete floors may not be the norm in residential design, the push for larger windows, more natural light, and clean modern lines may be closer to home than you think.