After over three years on the market, one of the most breathtaking lots in Buckhead has sold, the owner was Arthur Blank (one of the founders of Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons). This Buckhead mansion was originally listed at $10,900,000. The tax records state that the home is 7,352 sq ft.
Everyone will always remember the grounds of this property at 4.19 acres… it has the most beautiful gardens, lakes and paths in the heart of Buckhead I’ve ever seen.
This mansion on Tuxedo Road has been open to the public on many occasions. The home was upgraded and featured as the 2010 Atlanta Symphony Decorator Showhouse. The house itself isn’t the most special thing and I wonder if the Decorator Showhouse hadn’t updated many things if it wouldn’t have been torn down to make way for a new home with higher ceilings and larger rooms.
In 2006, The Blanks purchased a home at 1080 West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead. They apparently renovated the home over the course of two years and moved in during 2008, leaving the property at 3639 Tuxedo Road vacant since then. Their current home has over 15,000 square feet and was assessed by the City of Atlanta at $13,698,000.
Finally this in spring 2011, 3639 Tuxedo was reduced to under $5M and it just closed this past week for under $4M. I do believe the land alone is worth this price and I’m wondering if the new purchaser thinks the same thing and we’ll soon see a new structure there.
I’m sure there were some emotions involved in this sale; Stephanie and Arthur Blank’s divorce was announced on September 2nd of this year. The house was assessed by Fulton County at $4.8M and Arthur purchased it from Rex Fuqua in 1990 for $1.5M.
Here are some photos of the Arthur Blank’s Buckhead home that recently sold: