The Georgia Trust

2016 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN PRESERVATION

LANE'S END
Atlanta, Fulton County

Constructed in 1924, this Neel Reid-designed home in Buckhead stood for 90 years until 2014 when an accidental fire completely engulfed the house. It wasn't long before owners Gerry and Patty Hull vowed to rebuild it. Using Neel Reid's original plans, the Hulls, along with architect D. Stanley Dixon and Doug Fry Builders, reconstructed the house. Attention to detail was of utmost importance to the entire team, wich reused the same odd-sized bricks and replicated historic mortar joints even though the house was to be painted. In an era of teardowns, this project stands as a testament to the power of preservation. By reconstructing their lost home, the Hulls recognized its importance, not only to their family, but to the neighborhood around them. Through their effort and determination, a valuable piece of Atlanta's residential history was brought back to life.


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