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Classic Georgian by Neel Reid protégé formally requests $1.4M in South Tuxedo Park

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1950s Buckhead residence in the “Jeffersonian Classical Revival” style occupies a large lot

A classic style house of brick set back on a huge green lawn with trees on all sides.
The ionic columns, sweeping driveway, and primped lawn at 3340 Chatham Road NW.
Tin Roof Realty; photos: Brit Thomas

Tucked a few doors in from West Paces Ferry Road, in tony South Tuxedo Park, this 1953 Buckhead residence carries its own moniker—The Tusquitee—and a variety of architectural influences.

The pedigree is interesting, in that the classic Georgian home of red brick was designed by Atlanta architect Lewis “Buck” Crook—a Neel Reid protégé—in a style that’s been called “Jeffersonian Classical Revival,” or as the AJC once described it, a “classically untraditional home.”

Famous for his classicist designs that melded styles such as Italianate, Greek Revival, and Colonial, Reid is considered among the most prestigious residential architects in city history.

This work by Reid’s pupil has been owned by the same businessman, whose equestrian lifestyle is reflected in aspects of the interior design, since the 1980s, per listing agent David M. McCulloch.

“It’s a very historic home and very original in almost everything,” McCulloch wrote to Curbed Atlanta via email. “It’s really cool down to the detailed velvet wallpaper and door knockers on every door. [The owner] has some really cool documents and history about the home that adds to the intrigue and character.”

But all of that could be for naught, given the lot’s size (1.32 acres) and location.

A large room with a fireplace and ornate detailing with white walls and ceiling.
A grand gathering place with ornate detailing off the sunroom.

The listing describes the land’s size as “sprawling” with a huge, relatively flat front yard and long driveway, a rose garden, and courtyard.

The latter perk is connected to the home via a trompe l’oil sunroom—that is, painted in a way to deceive the eye—leading to an interior where the grandiosity continues in both proportion (the kitchen excluded) and style.

The home spans a surprising 5,375 square feet with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. It listed in late September for $1,395,000 with Tin Roof Realty.

The listing suggests three options: applying TLC to what’s here, restyling and updating, or scrapping the house and using the acreage “for your dream home!”

Obviously, none would be cheap. But which is the wisest path?

A large airy sunroom with a chandelier overhead.
A rare Atlanta sunroom chandelier.
A small kitchen with floral wallpaper and white countertops.
Floral wallpaper meets white cabinetry in the kitchen.
A huge master bedroom with antique furniture.
Master bedroom.
A master bathroom with  single vanity and sink.
Wallpapering continues in the master bath.
A bedroom with grasscloth wallpaper and a chandelier.
Shutters and another chandelier in a secondary bedroom.
A terrace level basement space with carpeted flooring and arched doors.
The terrace-level den seems well-suited for Old Fashioneds.
A bathroom with cheesy horse wall paper and red walls.
Equestrian affections reflected in the wallpaper and towel/TP holders.
A courtyard shown with four seats behind a home.
Behind the house, a courtyard.
An aerial of a lot of land shown in purple.
An overview of the lot, just north of West Paces Ferry Road, as provided with the listing.