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Published on February 2nd, 2016 |


Another flip flop: Shutze-designed Buckhead mansion a goner this week

After weeks of speculation about its future, a Buckhead mansion designed by renowned architect Philip Trammell Shutze apparently will indeed fall prey to the wrecking ball, possibly as early as this Wednesday, according to a report by Curbed Atlanta.

The new owner of the Maddox House reportedly had a change of heart a couple of weeks ago, and had met with local preservation groups about renovating the mansion rather than tearing it down. But now apparently there has been another change of heart.

Now, Curbed Atlanta is reporting that Dallas Clement, the CFO for Cox Enterprises, will indeed destroy the home. Clement and his wife purchased the Tuxedo Road mansion for $2.2 million.

Shutze made a name for himself as one of the most prolific classical architects of the 20th century.

“We are deeply disappointed with this decision and, of course, the decision to demolish a historic structure is irreparable,” Trust president and CEO Mark McDonald said in a statement.

“The Georgia Trust believes that this is a missed opportunity to rehabilitate and transform an Atlanta cultural treasure created by Philip Shutze, one of our most noted architects, into a vibrant modern property,” McDonald’s statement read.

“The preservation of the Maddox House would also have provided a service to all Georgians by preserving our cultural heritage for present and future generations,” McDonald noted. “This loss comes less than a year after the destruction of historic Glenridge Hall in Sandy Springs.”

McDonald also said in the statement that he believes the loss of the Maddox House is further result of the failure of Atlanta public policy toward the preservation of significant historic resources.

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