Located in the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood, the estate was built in 1922-1923 by architect Philip Shutze who also designed Atlanta's famous Swan House. It has 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, and over 10,000 square feet. Turner and Benecki are only the third owners of this historic home, regarded as one of Atlanta's greatest architectural treasures. Let's take a peak at some pictures taken prior to renovations!
I have blogged about Melanie Turner's work before... You may recall the master bedroom she designed for the 2013 Atlanta Symphony Show house. I think it would be a perfect fit for the Pink Castle!
To read more, please visit Sherry Hart's blog Design Indulgence. The Peak of Chic has also written about the Pink Castle, including lovely historic images. The recent purchase was highlighted by Simply Buckhead, profiling the estate as one of the most intriguing mansions in Buckhead. As a preservation enthusiast, this quote my heart sing...
"Sometimes I am still moved to tears when I walk through the house. I feel so lucky to be able to preserve it. I don't look at this as my house; I look at myself as a caretaker for the next generation. It feels like I'm saving something." ~Melanie Turner, via Simply Buckhead.
Congratulations Melanie on your magnificent new home! I simply cannot wait to see the transformation!