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$1M Tucker residence echoes Frank Lloyd Wright

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Could this distinctive, lake-fronting residence have been designed by Atlanta-based FLW protégé?

The listing for this four-bedroom "contemporary oasis" in Tucker says the property was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, but that could have more substance than the standard promotional FLW namedrop.

A tipster in the real estate biz who’s sold a house designed by FLW disciple Robert Green — a late Atlanta architect who studied under Wright at Taliesin West after graduating Georgia Tech — has reason to believe this home was one of many designed by Green across his adopted hometown. Green, originally from Savannah, was one of Wright’s last apprentices.

Tucked barely OTP near Northlake Mall, this Lake Prestwick residence listed last week for $999,000. Its soaring stone columns, dramatic eaves, and complex woodwork of old-growth cypress create impactful exterior angles that are softened by cylindrical corners. The carport itself is a thing of beauty.

The stonework certainly echoes Green’s famed Arrowhead House in North Druid Hills, while the exterior bears resemblance to this Green design on Walthall Drive.

The earthy stonework continues in the updated but not-too-modernized kitchen, the walls of the master bathroom, and floors throughout. Midcentury enthusiasts should covet the sunken living room, curved staircase, groovy wet bar, and two-sided limestone fireplace. Japanese gardens and networks of koi ponds gird the property. Beyond that is lake frontage.

Various listing services state the home was built in 2012, which can’t be accurate, and the square footage appears to be a closely guarded secret.

But all things considered, it’s no wonder the listing agent basically throws in the towel with this parting sentence in the description: "Home is a total WOW and has too many features to list."


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