September 30, 2012
Mailboxes don’t get enough respect. Not only are they important tools that connect us to the wider world, but they are also the first thing visitors see when pulling up to a home from the street. Mailboxes tell a story about the people who own them – and of course there are a lot of great stories being told all over Doraville. This post is one in a regular series that looks at mailboxes from all over the city – if you have one that you think should be featured, please leave a comment and I will get in touch with you!
This week’s mailbox is from Doraville’s Northwoods neighborhood. A home there was recently purchased by an architect who has been restoring many of its midcentury features. Imagine my delight as I was walking by one day and saw a new mailbox with a very modern post. The dark post and light metallic numbers go really well together. Some of the structural supports are also clearly visible – making them points of visual interest.
I also think the black mulch is a nice touch. It almost makes me think of volcanic rock
This is obviously not an off-the-shelf post, which makes it much neater to look at.
Even a fairly common mailbox can look “modern” in the right context.