If you have driven down Peachtree Road in the last 60 days (who hasn’t?) then you probably noticed heavy construction activity surrounding the Park Place on Peachtree condo tower. The landmark residential tower is undergoing its first major renovation. Past president of the Park Place on Peachtree Condominium Association, Bryan Cooke told buckhead.com, “Parts of the interior have been renovated piecemeal, but the exterior has never been touched since we opened in 1987.” Cooke added, “many residential floors included in this renovation are overdue for a refresh.”

The iconic building at the intersection of Peachtree Road and West Wesley Rd. was in the news last year when one of its most famous residents moved out. Sir Elton John maintained a home at Park Place on Peachtree for 32 years. By the time he sold the unit for $7.225 million in November 2023, the 13,000 square foot residence spanned multiple floors and housed a vast art collection.

Renovation details

Park Place on Peachtree’s renovation project is underway with cooperation from HGOR, Smith Dalia, WJE, Harrison Design, Vandermeer Management, and Gay Construction Company. Cooke says the updates are designed to “Protect Our Place and Position,” as one of Buckhead’s premier condominium towers.

Residents have a lot to look forward to when the $15 million renovation is complete in February 2025. The first phase is scheduled to be complete in October 2024, including an updated new porte cochere on Peachtree Road, amenity lawn, all-new landscape with new trees, and an enlarged pool area.

Park Place on Peachtree’s 26 residential floors will receive updates to the common areas, including a new collection of art curated by Faulkner + Locke. The original art program will feature work by a diverse collection of Georgia artists including Angela West, Corinne Adams, Manty Dey, and Peter Essick.

It is nice to see a landmark property like Park Place on Peachtree receiving updates to insure it continues to be an integral part of the Buckhead community for years to come.