clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Shutze-designed Art Deco Buckhead manse labelled ‘heaven on a hill’ at $8M

New, 26 comments

Built in 1937, could this be Atlanta’s original rooftop terrace?

Multi-story white house with brick-paved patio.
Enough parking for a Gatsby party in Buckhead.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International

Renowned Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Shutze proves once again he was ahead of time.

Revered as one of the most prolific classical architects of the 20th century, Shutze turned his talents on this 1937 Art Deco home in Buckhead; on the roof, his design predated Atlanta’s current trend for rooftop terraces by more than 80 years.

With four bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 7,401 square feet, this home was restored to its original splendor with the exception of the updated kitchen, which sparkles with a lot of gold accents.

Throughout the home, curved walls, arched doorways, detailed molding, and that checkerboard floor, plus a distinctive wine cellar, provide character to what the listing calls “heaven on a hill.” It’s actually 4.5 acres along Paces Ferry Road.

On the third floor, there’s even a bar from France’s S.S. Normandie ocean liner, which was built in 1931 and was, at the time, the largest and most luxurious liner on the seas.

Potential buyers would enjoy what may be Atlanta’s original rooftop terrace.

Behind the house, the listing claims the swimming pool and pavilion are just as Shutze envisioned them 80 years ago, which begs the question, “Were these included on the original architectural plans?”

Originally listed for $8,990,000 in August by Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International, the property received a price cut of $995,000 on Tuesday to the current asking price of $7,995,000.

That’s not much of a reduction with regard to the total cost, but could it be enough to spur a firm offer?

Curved lines soften the look of this classic home.
The checkerboard floor combines the best of classical and Art Deco.
Gold claims the spotlight in the kitchen.
The formal dining room.
The traditional living room.
The master bedroom.
An ornate bar reigns over the third floor.
The eclectic wine cellar.
The backyard harkens back to simpler times.