It was designed by David Smith Cuttino, Jr. (1905 -1973). Completed in 1940-41 this was one of the very first ranch houses - as we've come to know them - in Georgia.
See "Teardown Heartbreaker Pt. 2 - Floorplan and Before Pictures."
While the proposed demolition of the 82 year old Randolph-Lucas house on Peachtree makes news, it's too late for this 72 year old ranch.
1790 Lenox Road was a neighborhood landmark, low slung with an orange tint. It seemed a bit too small for its acre-plus hilltop. But I don't think every hill needs a mansion.
The Cuttino house sat proudly on the biggest yard in Lenox Park. If you could drive by and not dread mowing it, you are a better person than I am.
Those shingles had texture galore.
"He maintained the informal rustic quality of the California Ranch in his design..." - The Ranch House in Georgia.
Though it hadn't looked its very best in a while, the yard was always mowed. I thought it would always be there.
It was a terminated vista for West Sussex. It had "The Wall," nothing else like it in Atlanta.
By the time I noticed, it was too late to get decent pictures.
By some great fortune, Patrick Kennedy spotted my teardown pictures in Flickr.
"Members of our firm [New South Associates] (we are a preservation and archeology consulting company) and the State Historic Preservation Office (HPD) did an informal survey of the house a few months ago when it was on the market. We took photographs and did a drawing of the floor plan ... . I had a feeling at the time that it wouldn't make it. Its a shame..." - Patrick
Thanks to Patrick, New South Associates, Dr. Richard Cloues, and the State of Georgia I have the floor plan and some pictures to show you, but it's going to be sad.
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