Award of Excellence
The Adair Estate was awarded the City of Atlanta Award of Excellence for Adaptive Use in 2003, by Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.
The City of Atlanta is always striving to improve its buildings, places, and neighborhoods. One way to do that is to recognize the projects, programs, and people who are making that happen. The Design Awards are an opportunity for the public to nominate a project, place, program or person that is making Atlanta a better place to live, work or play.
The Awards of Excellence are physical projects, programs, and sometimes people located in the city of Atlanta that have improved the city’s physical character.
“One of the first residences in Druid Hills, this 1910 house was on the brink of demolition when Historic Developments bought it. Though much had to be gutted, the architects [Menefee and Winter] were able to save the foyer, central staircase and some of the mantels in rehabbing the building as condominiums. They renovated the carriage house and added homes and townhomes on the 3.5-acre property, taking care to retain the look of a single-family home when seen from Ponce de Leon Avenue.”