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Shutze + Reid = Hidden Italian Baroque Splendor in Buckhead

Ever noticed those dramatic, Italian Baroque piers that stand guard on either side of Pinestream Road at West Paces Ferry Road? A short drive through the pair reveals their original purpose: ramping up the dramatic effect of the 1923 Andrew Calhoun Estate. Even after the grand spread was divided for the current surrounding neighborhood, the seemingly centuries old garden facade still manages to drop jaws. There's a reason it bears more than a passing resemblance to the well-known Swan House at the Atlanta History Center. Both manses were designed by famed Atlanta classicist Philip Shutze, and some historians think this may be his first residential design. Not a bad initial effort! It’s worth noting that our other hometown design hero, J. Neel Reid, collaborated with Shutze on this villa, making it a design geek double whammy. The Calhoun Estate is still garnering a loyal fanbase, as evidenced by the February issue of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles. The 'zine features a gorgeous photo shoot of the estate laced with doting praises from some of the Atlanta's more renowned modern-day taste makers. Here's Old Buckhead at it’s finest, and $2.9M seems like a downright steal for this level of craftsmanship and glamour.

· Estate of Grace I Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
· 3418 Pinestream Road I Beacham & Company Realtors
· The Andrew Calhoun Estate I This Photographer's Life

Calhoun Estate

3418 Pinestream Road, Atlanta, GA