Maybe 2016 is the year of preservation after all. Why so? It turns out the Philip Trammell Shutze-designed mansion on Tuxedo Road in Buckhead that looked destined for a date with a wrecking ball may stay standing.
Dallas Clement, chief financial officer of Cox Enterprises, bought the house and property for $2.2 million in November. After a group of preservationists spoke up against the demolition, Clement reconsidered. Since then, he's taken meetings with The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and a preservation-focused architect to look into potential renovation options, according to the Saporta Report.
Shutze made a name for himself as one of the most prolific classical architects of the 20th Century. He left his mark on the city with a multitude of buildings, including the Swan House, the Temple on Peachtree Street, the Academy of Medicine and Grady High School. The Tuxedo Road mansion was built in 1937 and sits on 2.6 acres.
· Historic Shutze Mansion to Become $2.2 Million Teardown? [Curbed]
· Shutze-designed house on Tuxedo Road might be saved [Saporta Report]