Knollwood is one of the original estates that set Buckhead on the path to being the desirable community that it is today. This majestic home earned its name, Knollwood, by virtue of the rolling topography and verdant knoll upon which this exceptional historic home is perfectly positioned for maximum light through large windows on all sides. Famed architect Philip Shutze designed the home in typical fashion with an innate understanding of historical architecture and an emphasis on utilizing natural light. Completed in 1930, the home has been the site of many a prestigious party, home and garden tours, and the 2012 Decorator’s Show House. Knollwood has been reimagined and renovated to fit a modern lifestyle without losing the historic character that makes it so special. Read more about the history of the home here.
Today there is a rare opportunity to own a truly fabulous historic Buckhead estate. Located on nearly three private acres in Tuxedo Park adjacent to the Governor’s Mansion, the location and setting exhibit the very finest example of both.
The gated cobblestone drive opens to a motor court centered around a fountain and flanked by lively gardens. Double curving limestone staircases with iron railings lead to the substantial double front doors beyond which is the spacious foyer.
On the main level are a library, a dining room that has been called the finest in the city, living room, butler’s pantry, an elegant kitchen designed by Design Galleria, and an exceptional solarium that overlooks the pool and cabana. Fine architectural details throughout have been meticulously maintained and lend the home a feeling of grace and sophistication at every glance.
On the second level are bedrooms and bathrooms including the spacious master suite which features a lady’s dressing room, lady’s bath, and a separate gentlemen’s bath. Finishes such as rare marble, moulding, mirrored inlays, and delicate chandeliers enhance the beauty of this exquisite suite.
The upper level of the home has been completely finished and hosts a substantial entertainment suite with a separate media room and music room, both wonderful for entertaining.
On the terrace level is an additional living space, full bath, large laundry room, and separate exterior access.
This home is truly a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that unites a rich history and encapsulates some of the finest design elements – both from its initial Shutze design and the subsequent improvements tastefully added throughout the years since – that one can find in a family home in Buckhead. Now is your chance to own a piece of Buckhead history.